Jean and Alec Suttling

Jean Randall & Eddie Connolly

Essex - UK

6 November 2002

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I met this foursome in the Waterfront on 5 November. We had lunch and then went off to the Robben Island ferry where they went over to "the Island" for the tour of the world heritage site.

Day 1

7 November 2002

Winelands and Kayamandi

Alec, Eddie and the 2 Jeans at Plattekloof with the Cape Flats in the background
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We visited the Rupert & Rothschild winefarm and took the next 3 pictures at the winetasting room

Gulp!  J

The foursome in front of the fabulous view at R&R


We stopped in at Hillcrest Berry farm where we had lunch and took the above picture with the elephant mountain behind the foursome


We then travelled on to Kayamandi and took the below photos in the Ekamva Lethu centre, The Prochorus bead project, Nosandile's creche, the shack areas and Shumi's house.


Jean and Jean meet Sarah and Sarah (2 English volunteers at the Ekamva Lethu centre)


Jean, Jean and Alec hiding behind the drying beads at the Prochorus project in Kayamandi


Mzwake, Jean, Alec, Nozandile, Eddie and Jean enjoy a happy moment in Nozandile's creche

Shumi keeps all happy by showing off her famous chicken feet. J

After our visit to Kayamandi we did a driving tour through Stellenbosch, visited Spier and then travelled back to Cape Town.

Day 2

8 November 2002

Cape Peninsula

We started this day by giving the cricket loving Eddie a surprise and visiting Newlands cricket ground
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We travelled on to Muizenberg. Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek where we took the above panoramic picture.
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The Jeans enjoy the penguin colony


Captivating the penguin moment J

At Cape Point we had some funny moments with the baboons as can be seen from the below photos.

Get away, get away!!! J

When this photo was taken all we heard Jean saying was "oooohh" J

The foursome at Cape Point


Fun pictures at "The Statues"

Jean tackles a hippo at "The Statues"

Not to be outdone Jean tackled this rhino at the "The Statues"

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On 9 November I collected the foursome from the Commodore Hotel and took them to Spier in Stellenbosch where they would be overnight that evening.

Day 3

10 November 2002



I met the foursome at Spier and we started to make our way to Hermanus via the False Bay coastline.

On our way to Hermanus we stopped and took this picture just outside Koeelbaai. (Bullet Bay)
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We stopped in at Wynand Mouton's house so as to view his garden and as he was not in we simply made ourselves at home with Alec taking fully advantage of the wonderful lawn.


While in Hermanus watching whales we spotted a dassie (hyrax)

We spotted whales and came as close as being about 50 yards from them as the pictures show 

Eddie and Alec pushing the limits of how close one can get to the whales of Hermanus. J

Eddie watching a mother Southern Right whale and her baby


While Eddie and the Jeans stay on the lookout for whales Alec surveys the ocean so as to see where the next holiday will be. J
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After our whale encounter we went for a fish and chips lunch to the restaurant On the Rocks in Hermanus. Thereafter we made our way back to Spier.

This foursome were wonderful to travel with.  They were very easy going and certainly made for wonderful company as we toured through the Cape Town and surrounding areas.  I certainly got the impression that everybody enjoyed themselves and I truly was sorry to have to say goodbye to all.

Thank you for your wonderful company and friendship
Alec, Jean, Eddie & Jean.

Received 2 December 2002

Dear Selwyn,

Thank you for your wonderful email. I am sorry it has taken me a few days
to get back to you but work has been pretty hectic since I have been back.
I have passed your email onto Jean and Eddie and hopefully when they get
their computer sorted out they will get in touch.

We had a wonderful time in Cape Town and it was certainly the best aspect
of our tour. You should see the wonderful photos I have, particularly of
the children in Kayamandi. Also, thanks for your photos on the net; they
are very good. I really do hope that we will be able to return in the

Thanks again, we really enjoyed your company and your enthusiasm which is richly deserved in such a beautiful country.

Love and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Jean x