Damian and Helen Foley

Perth - Australia

12 December 2002

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I met Damian and Helen at their guesthouse and we immediately started on our Winelands tour

Day 1

Winelands and Kayamandi

We stopped at Plattekloof and took this panoramic photo of Cape Town behind Helen and Damian.
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We travelled to the Kayamandi township and took the below photos of our h\journey through the township 

Damian. Mzwake and Helen in the Ikamva lethu centre.



Helen, Shumi, Mzwaki and Damian share a chicken foot moment J  in Shumi's house.


After our visit to Kayamandi we stopped in at the Blue Orange for lunch


We travelled on to Rust en Vrede winefarm where we had a winetasting and enjoyed the wonderful scenery on the farm

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We moved on the Cheetah Foundation where the next two pictures were taken of Damian playing with the big cats.

Damian stroking Zaza while Liezl the handler looks on attentively.

Day 2

Cape Peninsula


We started our Peninsula tour by stopping at Muizenberg where this photo was taken


I took this photo of Damian with False Bay behind him while he was talking a photo at St.James's beach


Damian and Helen shopping in a Kalk Bay art shop

We stopped at Simonstown and took this photo with Just Nuisance

While on Cape Point we encountered this Cape Angulate tortoise

We took this photo at the Cape Of Good Hope. Damian then ascended the Cape by foot and met us at the foot of Cape Point.

Helen and Damian and a rather windy and wet Cape Point

Damian with the Cape of Good Hope in the background


When leaving Cape Point we met  troop of baboons as the below pictures show


We stopped in at the Statues where I took this photo of Helen.

This is a very apt last picture on this site as Helen's fun approach in the photo is quite symbolic of the approach that Damian and Helen had to our fabulous tour through Cape Town.

 What a delightful couple Helen and Damian were. Wherever we travelled we had fun. They were so easy going and friendly that I just knew from the word go that this was going to be a great tour and so it truly was. I can but only hope that they return to our shores once again and maybe bring young Lloyd and Harriet, who stayed behind in Perth, along too



Another thank you for your handsome contribution to the people of Kayamandi

Received 29 December 2002


Hi Selwyn, 

Just a short note to let you know that we arrived home safe and sound. Apologies for the delay in responding but with Christmas and associated festivities our feet have barely hit the ground. Lloyd and Harriet were both very pleased to see us (and us them) and they are really excited about the return trip we will have to SA when they are a bit older. We have already told them that we will be touring with you and staying a night or two at Shumi's so neither of you can retire for the next handful of years!!

Our time in Cape Town was absolutely fantastic for two primary reasons:

1.  Seeing our friend Di and attending her wedding 
2.  Your tour

To break that down further I know I speak for Helen when I say Kayamandi was the best part of our trip and certainly for me was life changing (a big call I know but that is how I feel).

You might recall you booked us into the restaurant Imvelo (sorry for spelling) which we happily report was like the rest of our time in Cape Town. Fantastic!

Our time in Kruger was likewise fantastic. Our accommodation was superb and tour (although very touristy) exceeded our expectations. We saw just about everything such as (in no particular order) elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, hippos, monkeys, baboons, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, kudu, eagles, many different types of deer we can't remember all the names, massive amounts of bird life and right the way through to Dung Beetles rolling balls of dung, lime green chameleons etc. etc.......

Food was awesome as is confirmed by my now larger girth.

Once again thanks for your efforts and we will keep in touch.

Damian & Helen Foley