Evelyn and Gerry Brandby

Tennessee - USA

19 April 2002

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I met up with Evelyn and Gerry at the Arthur Seat Hotel for breakfast on 19 April. We got to know each other reasonably well over the morning meal and it was obvious that we were going to get on very well while we toured Cape Town and its surrounds. As per our pre-set plans after breakfast I took Evelyn and Gerry up to the Bo-Kaap Museum where I dropped them off so as to go on an organized tour of the Bo-Kaap area. 


20 April 2002


This was going to be our tour day to the Winelands. We started out at a nice early hour and after I had given Evelyn and Gerry a good understanding of South Africa's history and background we made our way to our first winefarm viz. Rust and Vrede.


Evelyn and Gerry sample Rust and Vrede's wines while Debbie looks on.


After our winetasting the Brandby's enjoyed the beauty of the Rust and Vrede farm. 


We travelled on to Amani winefarm where Trudy introduced us to the wines on the farm.
Straight after the tasting Gerry visited the little boys room as the picture shows his desperation.


We took this panoramic picture from the roof of Amani
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We travelled on to Middelvlei to sample the Pinotage on the farm as can be see above.


Gerry and Evelyn enjoying lunch at The Blue Orange restaurant

After lunch we paid a visit to Kayamandi where the following 5 photos were taken

Shumi Ndlebe and Evelyn in her kitchen


Shumi shows all her chicken feet to the Brandby's


The Brandby's and the kids from Kayamandi



22 April 2002

This was our Peninsula tour day


Gerry and Evelyn stand in front of the backdrop of the very scenic Muizenberg.


The Brandbys pose for a picture above Fish Hoek


Gerry could not resist wanting to be photographed with Just Nuisance in Simonstown.


The Brandby's and the African Jackass penguins at Boulders Beach.


We stopped at Bordjiserif where we had a rootie picnic and took this picture.


It was raining at "the Point" as this picture shows.


On our return to the city I took this picture of Gerry and Evelyn in front of the narrowest visible view of Table Mountain.


Evelyn having fun in front of Camps bay and the 12 Apostles


The Brandby's at the Table Mountain cable Car lower station


Sunset on Table Mountain


As a grand finale we had dinner at the Africa Cafe where our waitress for the evening, Ntsiki, joined us for this photo.

The Brandby's were a wonderful couple to tour with. They were always keen to learn about how South Africans lived and what we were doing to build our new country. This couple were top class, decent citizens whose input made our journey a fabulous experience for us all. I was very sorry to say goodbye to them at their hotel on the evening that we departed from each others company but cest la vie that's the life of a tourguide who becomes a friend and not a tourguide when on tour.