Espen Tandberg Geir Tangevald Jensen

Jorgen Haga

Gaute Grosvold

Oslo - Norway

26 November 2000 - 28 November 2000

This trip started off with us all meeting on the Cape Town station at the ROVOS rail platform. From the minute the tour started we all clicked and man did we have fun doing some really crazy things all over Cape Town and its surrounds.  What a great bunch of guys to tour with.

Thanks to "Zulwini Tours and Safaris" for the referral (


First stop - Signal Hill with Table Mountain in the background.

 Espen, Geir, Jorgen and Gaute


In Fish Hoek we stopped to pick up sandwiches for lunch.  Jorgen could not resist reading about the sport and stock market news from Norway at a local Internet Cafe. Hell if I thought that I was hooked on the internet then Jorgen truly is superhooked. (-:) Gaute looks on with glee after seeing how his stocks have risen on the market. J


After a great picnic lunch at Buffels Beach on the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve, Espen and Gauite had a quick dip in the sea and we were just about ready to leave when suddenly look what happened - See next pic..........

We saw a Southern Right whale frolicking in the waters about 100 metres away from us. AMAZING!

After having travelled with the funicular to the top of Cape Point the adventurous foursome decided to run down the steep Cape of Good Hope incline and they completed the distance down to sea level in11 minutes. That was the fastest that I have ever see this been done. The next day everyone complained about muscular aches and pains. J


Just to prove that we did make it to the most south-westerly point of Africa!


After travelling back from Cape Point via the Atlantic seaboard we ended off a wonderful day by enjoying a great Cape sunset with a glass of good Cape wine on top of  Table Mountain.


Espen having fun with some of the township children of Kaya Mandi.


Jorgen enjoying a beer with some of the locals at The Happy Rest Stop shebeen (drinking tavern) in Kaya Mandi.


Everybody having great fun in Kaya Mandi with the young childern of the township hamming it up for the camera.


Before departing for Le Quartier Francaise, where we eventually very sorrowfully said our final goodbyes, everyone first enjoyed a great winetasting at Plasier de Merle.


My heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation go out to this wonderful group of "giving" Norwegians for making a magnificent donation to the children of Kaya Mandi.



Received 5 March 2001


Hello from Norway!!

First of all, I have to thank you so much for our fantastic visit in Cape Town and South Africa!! It was very nice to meet you, and hear all about Cape, people, wine, gambling, Table Mountain  + + + + South Africa and Cape Town -- we will come again!

Sorry, for not mailing you before, but the truth is that I have not learned how to do this, before now!!!!

Best regards from 
Espen + Gaute/Jørgen/Geir