Anne Boniwell & Karl Dinnauer
Florida - USA
18 February 2002
I met Anne and Karl at the Cape Town airport and due to the fact that their plane arrived at 09h00 and their hotel room would only be available at 14h00 we decided to do a short tour of the Constantia Valley and Atlantic seaboard before moving on to the Victoria and Alfred Hotel.
Here we see Anne, Jenny (wonderful PRO at Klein Constantia) and Karl in front of the 4 seasons mural at Klein Constantia.
A close-up of the threesome in front of the mural
We travelled further into the
Constantia Valley and stopped for some rooibos tea at the Barnyard restaurant.
Here we see Anne feeding the chickens at the restaurant.
When we arrived in Hout Bay I took
this picture of Anne at the African Nova gift shop.
At the African Nova giftshop we found out that Anne and Karl's hotel room was read and decided to make our way to hotel as soon as possible
On our way back to the hotel I could not resist taking this photo of Anne and Karl on the hill above Llandudno.
On arrival at the hotel I said goodbye to Anne and Karl and we made arrangements for our tour the following day.
Tuesday 19 February
On this day we decided to do Cape Peninsula tour
Anne and Karl standing on top of the hill overlooking Muizenberg.
Anne an Karl having fun doing a purchase on the Bric and brac route in Kalk Bay
Anne seen at Topstones making a jewellery purchase for a friend while Karl looks on
Anne and Karl enjoying the cool weather next to Bordjiesrif at Cape Point
As can be seen the wind at Cape Point was relatively strong when we visited the area.
We took this panoramic picture from Slangkop Lighthouse
overlooking Hout Bay.
Please use your arrow keys to view this panoramic picture.
We travelled back to Cape Town. I dropped Anne and Karl at the V&A Hotel. One hour after dropping them off I collected Karl and Anne so as to go up Table Mountain and then go to the Africa Cafe for dinner
My flash on my camera did not work when I took this photo of Karl and Anne enjoying sunset on Table Mountain however I felt it still was worthwhile putting this photo on this web page
Anne, Karl and Thabi from the Africa Cafe after we completed our meal at this marvelous venue.
Wednesday - 20 February
We started off our city tour by first going up Signal Hill so as to get an overview of the city. Then we travelled down to the Mount Nelson Hotel to savor the history of the hotel relative to its position in Cape Town
These two picture (top and below) were taken in the gardens of the Mount Nelson Hotel.
After our tour through the Mount nelson Hotel we travelled through Adderley Street and also visited the St.Georges Cathedral. Thereafter we went for lunch to Cafe Paradiso
Anne and Karl after having enjoyed lunch at Cafe Paradiso.
We travelled back to Sea Point where Anne and Karl bought some luggage from "The Luggage Rack"
We returned back to the hotel where Anne and Karl had a peaceful balance of afternoon and evening.
Wednesday - 20 February
On this very hot day we started our winelands tour by going to Plattekloof so as to see the view from the hill.
Anne and Karl on top of the Plattekloof hill overlooking Cape Town
Anne and Karl in front of the Afrikaans Language monument.
Anne posing at the Afrikaans Taal monument
We had a light lunch at Cotage Fromage as can be seen from the above and below pictures
We stopped in at Plasier de Merle so as to take in its wonderful scenery and took this picture at the Old Mill.
In Franschhoek we took a look at the antiques at the Old Corkscrew
We then travelled on to the Cheetah foundation where Anne had her picture taken while patting Savanna. Unfortunately however the picture never came out. Thereafter we travelled back to Cape Town.
In the evening we went to Bloemers Kosteater for dinner where we took this picture.
Anne and I had planned this tour for the best part of a year and when it came to fruition it was absolutely perfect. We all had a great time together with Anne joining in with tons of incredible pieces of relative information and Karl continuously chirping in with his very clever sense of humor. All in all the whole journey was a wonderful one.
Thank you for the wonderful company and great tour Anne and Karl.
Received 23 March 2002
I just returned from our trip two days ago - Karl came back earlier but i
spent time in Athens and England. We had an absolutely wonderful time with
you and I have just had an E-mail from Claire & Al Fruhwirth, who are
planning a trip to the Baltics. I told them how much we had enjoyed
ourselves with you and thanked them for their recommendation.
It was a pity that there was rain in Durban - in fact the night we sailed out
of Cape Town, we kept hearing the ship's foghorn, as the fog was quite dense.
Wendy and Dinky met us at the Airport and we toured the better suburbs. The
centre of Durban was really quite seedy and apart from a quick visit to the
Indian market, we headed out. Fortunately by the time we arrived at the
Valley of a 1000 Hills, the rain cleared up and we had a good view. On the
way back, we stopped at the Tala Game Reserve and had a light lunch there. A
quite successful trip but nothing can beat Cape Town.
Anne and Karl