Chris and Ingrid Willis
Atlanta; Georgia - USA

16 September 2003

 

I met Chris and Ingrid at the Cape Town airport at 11pm on the 16th and we went straight to Les Cascades where Luc (owner of Les Cascades) was awaiting our arrival. 

The next morning we started out on a Cape Peninsula tour

 

Day 1- Cape Peninsula

 

Chris and Ingrid above Muizenberg beach

 

We stopped in at the Money Tree restaurant where I took this photo of Ingrid, Chris and Sulaylah

 

We met up with Musa Khaly in his Simonstown Studio where Ingrid and Chris bout the print shown in this picture.

 

Ingrid and Chris at the Boulders Penguin colony

 

Checking out pictures with Cape Point in the background

 

Photographing the wonderful Smitswinkelbaai valley

 

A funny view of seeing Ingrid photographing an Ostrich with Cape Point in the foreground JJ

 

In the funicular going up to Cape Point

 

Ingrid and Chris in front of the Cape of Good Hope

 

Ingrid and Chris with Cape Point in the background

 

Fun picture taken at The Statues near to Scarborough

 

One of our last stops on the day was above Kometjie.

In the evening we went to Willoughbys in the Waterfront  for a fish dinner

 


Day 2 - Cape Winelands

 

We started our day with a great breakfast at Cotage Fromage.

 

We stopped in at Boschendal on our way to Stellenbosch

 

We travelled to Rust en Vrede winefarm where the next 3 photos were taken.

 

Ingrid and Chris with Joseph the cheetah while Jean looks on attentively as Joseph's handler 

 

Stroking the Cafe Cat in Stellenbosch

 

We then moved on to Kayamandi where the next photos were taken

The Willis's meet Nosandile Bossie from Kayamandi

 

In the evening we met up with Dave, Fran, Julie and Steve who were the other tour group that I was helping in Cape Town for a great evening at The Africa Cafe

 

We went to Mama Africa after Africa Cafe experience where I took the above photo of Dave, Chris and Ingrid.


Day 3 - Table Mountain

 

This was an unplanned day but as the weather proved to be right to go up Table Mountain I call both the Willis's and the Ulrich the "Take 5 " group so that we could all ascend the mountain while the opportunity presented itself.

 

Ingrid and Chris above Sea Point

 

Ingrid, Chris, Fran, Dave, Jeri and Julie doing the "Table Mountain shuffle".

 

Husbandly support during the course of some precarious photography. JJ

 

After our journey up Table Mountain I dropped Chris and Ingrid off at the Waterfront where they went on the Robben Island experience


Day 4 - Hout Bay, Kirstenbosch and the city centre

 

Ingrid and Chris on the Hout Bay beach with the sentinel looming large in the background

 

We stopped to enjoy some of Henry's boerewors rolls in Hout Bay.

 

Ingrid enjoying the scenery of Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles while at Maidens Cove above Camps Bay

 

We stopped in for a Cape Malay lunch at Zoerinas in Cape Town

 

Enjoying a Bunny Chow in the shadow of Table Mountain JJ

 

The Willis's in Kirstenbosch with Mandela Gold strelizias in the background.

 

Ingrid having fun with a guinea fowl in the Kirstenbosch Gardens

 

Posing for a picture in the Kirstenbosch gardens

 

We travelled back to Cape Town and visited the Mount Nelson Hotel where I took the above picture in the Jubilee Room which was decorated for a wedding in the afternoon.

 

Ingrid and Chris at sunset with Table Mountain, the 12 Apostles and Table Bay in the background.
Please use your browser arrow keys to view this panoramic photo

 

 

Luc from les Cascades took this final picture of all three of on the guesthouse patio.

Soon after this we had to all say goodbye to one another L as I bade the Willis's farewell from the great city of Cape Town


What a wonderful tour this was. Ingrid and Chris were great to travel with. They both came extremely well prepared as far as knowledge of the terrain was concerned and all in all they were very easy to tour with. We shared lots of fun along the way and truly had a great tour together.

Thanks a lot Ingrid and Chris.


Received 4 October 2003


Selwyn,

Now that we are back home and things are getting back to normal, we wanted to 
write you a quick note and let you know how much fun we had on our tour of 
Cape Town with you. You took great care of us and we really saw the true Cape 
Town. It was a breathtaking place, and our experience was enhanced so much by 
seeing it with you and meeting the "Take 5" group for dinner and Table 
Mountain. I'm attaching a few pictures we took on the trip, but if you'd like any 
others, please let us know. 

Our trip to Africa is one we will remember forever. Thanks for making it so great.

Chris & Ingrid

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