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.
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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
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