Greg and Sandra Stientjes

Chicago - USA

9 January 2003

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I met Sandra and Greg at Cape Town International and after we got acquainted I took them to their place of stay viz. Avanti guesthouse. In the evening they went to Waves restaurant.


 

Day 1

City and Clara Anna Fontein

 

We started our journey together with me first giving Sandra an Greg a good grounding in terms of South African history as well as how all the countries different cultures lived in our multicultural society. 

 

We travelled up Signal Hill where I took this panoramic photo of Greg and Sandra
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Sandra and Greg in front of our famed Table Mountain.

We travelled down to the Bo-Kaap area where we took this photo

 

We travelled to Clara Anna Fontein where I took this picture of Greg and the farm dog, Zero.

 

Susan and Greg with a herd of wildebeest behind them

Susan with some wildebeest behind her and Greg having fun slipping into the photo via the side window

Susan with zebra and bontebok in the background

 

We had lunch under the umbrella as seen in this panoramic photo
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We travelled back to the city and did a city tour which incorporated the Mount Nelson Hotel where the above photo was taken.

 

 

A sunset photo taken outside Avanti guesthouse.

 

We had a typical Cape Malay dinner at Biesmiellah restaurant in the evening

 


Day 2

Drive to Hermanus

 

We started out our second day by traveling to Gordon's Bay where the below panoramic photo was taken.

 

Greg and Sandra admiring False Bay with Gordons Bay in the background
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We arrived at Hermanus just after midday an took the following 2 photos in the village/town.

 

On our way back we stopped at the top of a very windy Sir Lowry's Pass where I took this picture of Greg and Sandra 
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We travelled on to Stellenbosch where we had a wonderful meal of boerekos (typical Afrikaner cuisine) at the Volkskombius restaurant.


Day 3

Free day

As this was their free day Greg and Sandra walked to Clifton Beach in the morning and then spent time on the beach.

In the afternoon they pent time in the cape Town Waterfront and went for dinner to the restaurant in the Cape Grace Hotel viz. One Waterfront.

 


Day 4

The Cape Peninsula

 

We started out on our Cape Peninsula trip and took this photo at Muizenberg

 

We took this panoramic picture at St James Beach
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Sandra and Greg overlooking Fish Hoek
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We stopped in at Simonstown where Sandra and Greg met "Just Nuisance" J

We stopped at Bordjiesrif where we had a light sandwich lunch.
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We travelled on to the cape of Good Hope as can be seen from the above picture

 

On our way back from Cape Point we stopped in at "The Statues" where I took this fun picture of Greg.

Sandra and Greg at Slangkop Lighthouse

 

Greg and Sandra with Kommetjie and the Hout Bay harbour behind them 

We took this photo at Llandudno.

Greg and Sandra with camps bay and the 12 Apostles behind them.
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We took the cable car up Table Mountain and took this picture at sunset.

 

On leaving Table Mountain we see Greg and Sandra with Lions Head outline behind them

We ended our day with a fabulous meal at the Africa Cafe 

Greg, Sandra, Thabi from the Africa Cafe and myself in picture at the Cafe.

 


Day 5

The Cape Winelands and Kayamandi

 

We started our last day together on a winelands tour with this fun picture being taken at Plattekloof.
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We travelled to the township of Kayamandi where all the below pictures were taken

 

 

Greg, Sandra and Mzwake handing out pears to the children of Kayamandi

Greg and Sandra share a picture with a spaza store owner

We stopped in at the Prochorus bead centre where we took this picture with Dileka

Greg and Sandra donating pencils and stationary to Nozandile Bossie for the children in her creche to enjoy.

At the Ikamva Lethu centre and found Tobeka teaching all the children at the centre about AIDS prevention

 

We travelled on to Rustenberg wine farm where Greg and Sandra partook in a winetasting under the guidance of Elrieda 

 

Our last stop was at the cheetah farm. Here we see Sandra and Greg petting Savannah while Heidi looks on to ensure that all is secure.

 


Greg and Sandra were an absolute delight to take around Cape Town and its surrounds. They were very easy going and brought lots to the table with their own ideas which made for very interesting debate while travelling.  Touring was a fun event with this couple as they were out to enjoy themselves while we were travelling.  For me the tour was an exciting one as I felt that while touring both Greg and Susan were enjoying themselves and that to me was the ultimate experience.

Thanks for being great visitors Greg and Sandra

 


Received 17 January 2003

Selwyn,

We really appreciated our time with you and want to thank you for providing us with a great trip to Cape Town. 

We have made it back to the US safe and sound and are unfortunately already back into the swing of work and school.

Thanks again for a great trip,

Greg & Sandra

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Received 30 July 2003