Paul, Maighread and Siobhan Grafton.

Osset, West Yorkshire ; UK

8 November 2010

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I met the Grafton family at their De Waterkant apartment and after becoming aquainted we set off on a Winelands + township journey


Siobhan, Paul and Maighread at the Afrikaans Language monument near to Paarl



Winetasting at Muratie winefarm



We spent time with Lily in Kayamandi listening to her amazing life story


Lily and Maighread next to Lily's famous stove


Maighread enjoying the company of Lily's grandchild


Siobhan having fun with Lily's second grandchild who we lovingly call "problem"


We spent time having fun with the dancers at the Ikamva Lethu Centre (Our future) 





Please click here to see a video on Maighread and Siobhan having fun on the dance floor with the Ikamva Lethu kids


Meeting the people in Zone J Kayamandi








Maighread taking in the fumes of the wonderful tea we enjoyed at Origin Coffee in De Waterkant 


Paul enjoying his specially prepared Latte coffee at Origin Coffee


With Just Nuisance in Simonstown


At the penguin colony on Boulders beach



Siobhan and Maighread photographing the Chacma baboons we saw on the Cape Peninsula


Siobhan with the old  Cape Point lighthouse in the background


The Graftons at Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background


At the most south western point of Africa - The Cape of Good Hope


Sunset pictures taken on Chapmans Peak


After our Cape Peninsula tour we enjoyed a great fish dinner at the Ocean Basket restaurant in Sea Point.






We started our winelands tour day with a winetasting at Zorgvliet winefarm near to Stellenbosch


Winetasting at Solms Delta winefarm



We enjoyed a great lunch at the Solms Delta restaurant


In Franschhoek we visited Haute Chabriere winefarm


After much wine tasting for most of the day tour we were seeing double as the above photo shows. JJ


After our visit to Franschhoek I took the Graftons to Cathbert Country Inn where the spent the following day just chilling out at the wonderful guesthouse. On the Friday morning I collected them at Cathbert and we took a slow drive through to Camps Bay Terrace in Camps Bay where the family spent their next three days before returning back to the UK.


The Grafton family at Cathbert Country Inn.

The Graftons were a wonderfully sociable family group to tour with. What amazed me at all times was how humble they were in all their deeds. This trio was a pleasure to to have in the vehicle as company and what more can I say other than "a BIG HUGE THANK YOU from me to Paul, Maighread and Siobhan for simply being such wonderful human beings as well as such magnificent company while we explored Cape Town and its surrounds

As per usual one just cant go wrong with folk from Yorkshire! 

What a wonderful pleasure this whole tour was!



Another BIG THANK YOU you goes to the Feather family for introducing the Graftons to me. Without the Feather family input the above described journey would not have taken place.