Jean Wilson

Eileen Johnson

Margaret & Jim Aspey

York - England

23 February 2003

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Having travelled together in the past it was fantastic to meet with this fantastic foursome once again (other than Eileen who was to South Africa) at the Port Elizabeth airport. We travelled to Lemon Tree Lane guesthouse, unpacked and went on a tour of the Summerstrand and beach areas of Port Elizabeth.

 

We had dinner at the Range Steakhouse on our first night together


Day 2

We left our guesthouse early so a to go on a safari of the Addo Park as well as Schotia game farm.

 

Eileen and Jean admiring a group of elephants at Addo

 

Jim seems surprise as Eileen snaps away at the back of the car so as to try and click a photo of an elephant "getting away" J

 

The foursome having a picnic lunch in the company of elephants

 

Jean and Jim having fun in the Land Rover on Schotia

 

Drinks at Schotia

 

A Schotia pre dinner warm up


Day 3

 

On this day we travelled from Port Elizabeth to Knysna

 

A last picture at Lemon Tree Lane before we left before Knysna

 

We passed the Bloukrans Bridge on our way to Knysna. we stopped at the bridge to watch two bungi jumpers and then took the next photos 

 

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We stopped in at Plettenberg Bay and took this photo of the foursome
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Eileen, Jean. Jim and Margaret enjoying sunset on the balcony of Overmeer Guesthouse

 

That night we had a great meal at La Loerie restaurant


Day 4

 

We started our day with breakfast at Overmeer

 

We travelled to the Belvedere estate and visited the Little Stone Church

We could not ,miss out on the pub at Belvedere Manor. J

Margaret, Jim and Jean having fun with a poem written on the wall of The Bell pub at Belvedere Manor

 

We travelled on to the Wilderness and stopped at the viewing spot that I have named Mary's spot as a past visitor viz Mary French helped me find it on a past tour.

 

Eileen and Jean in some deep conversation JJ
On this tour there was no deep conversation, there only was great fun JJJJ

 

We stopped at the map of Africa and watched the parasailers

 

We stopped in at Buffalo Bay for a light and late afternoon lunch

 

We had a FANTASTIC meal at Changes restaurant. This was a night to remember as we had great food heard great music and our waitress Charlotte kept us in stitches with all her stories. 
What a night!


Day 5

 

We started off our day with  visit to the Knysna Heads

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We stopped in at the Botha and Barnard furniture showroom where Eileen and Jean made some purchases

At this point I dropped my digital camera and as it lost its link to the read facility of the camera I transferred to using a normal camera. Please exucse the quality of the pictures from hereon

 

We travelled on to Jubilee Creek where we enjoyed a wonderful picnic that Riette from Overmeer packed up for us

 

 

In the evening we went for dinner to the Merryweathers restaurant

 


Day 6

 

On this day we travelled back from Knysna to Cape Town

 

We stopped in at the Aloe factory in Albertinia and I took this picture of the foursome sampling aloe juice. Their faces tell the rest of the story.

 

We arrived at Avanti guesthouse where I left the foursome who went for dinner to Waves restaurant that evening


Day 7

On this day we went on  winelands tour

We stopped in at Kayamandi and took the above picture
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The foursome pose with the choir that Mzwake introduced us to in Kayamandi.
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After a short tour of Stellenbosch we travelled to Rust en Vrede winefarm where the above photo was taken.

 

The foursome with a couple by name of Michael and Petra who joined us as we walked through the cellar at Rust en Vrede.

In the evening Bette joined us when we went to the Jewel Tavern Chinese restaurant for dinner

 


Day 8

This was our last tour day together and to end a wonderful journey we did a Cape Peninsula tour

The foursome enjoying a beer at the "Becks Pub" called Thymeless way in Kalk Bay.
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We stopped in at The Statues where Margaret posed for the above fun icture

The foursome enjoying the carvings at the Statues
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On arrival back in Cape Town we drove to the Mount Nelson hotel where we had a wonderful afternoon/evening meal of high tea at the Nellie. Thereafter we drove to the top of Signal Hill where we cracked a bottle of Champagne so as to enjoy our last day in Cape Town and where I introduced 4 new members to my cork club.

WHAT A FANTASTIC FUN FILLED TOUR!!!


This tour truly was one of the most fun filled ones I have been on. Everybody had so much fun while we travelled. It was a non stop gas and besides having a great opportunity to enjoy much of the Western Cape we had the time of our lives doing so many other fun filled events.

TRULY A FAB TOUR TO REMEMBER

Thanks sooooo much
Jean, Eileen, Jim and Margaret.