Keith Hall

Leeds; Alabama - USA

2 July 2003

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Day 1

Meeting up

I met Keith at the Cape Town airport. We travelled back to his place of stay viz. The Breakwater Lodge. After Keith had settled in we went to the Jewel Tavern for dinner.


Day 2

Winelands  Tour

 

We travelled to Rust en Vrede  winefarm where I took this picture of Keith doing a winetasting

 

Keith having fun amongst the large bottle of Rust en Vrede

 

 

We travelled to the cheetah foundation where I snapped Keith with the two cubs at the Outreach Programme.

 

We travelled to Middelvlei to enjoy some Pinotage.  Here Keith enjoys his winetasting while Sulette looks on

 

We travelled on to Stellenbosch and did a short tour of the town. We also had a light lunch at Bellisimo restaurant in Stellenbosch.

 

We stopped in at the Hillcrest Berry farm for dessert.
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We travelled to Franschhoek where I took this picture of Keith in front of the Franschhoek Valley 

 

 

We then travelled to Cathbert Country House where I showed Keith around the guesthouse. On our way back we took this picture with the view from Cathbert in the background.

In the evening we had a great African Feast at the Africa Cafe.

 


 

Day 3

Peninsula Tour

 

We started our tour of the Peninsula by ascending Table Mountain.
Here we see Keith doing "the Titanic " on the mountain ledge.

 

Keith does a Table Mountain balancing act. JJ

 

After our visit to Tablel Mountain we started to travel on the Peninsula and I took the above picture of Keith with Muizenberg in the background.

We stopped in at the Money Tree Restaurant in Kalk Bay for snoek fish cakes. We also visited the Olympic Theatre in Kalk Bay and then moved on to Fish Hoek.

 

Keith with Fish Hoek in the background

 

After Fish Hoek we visited the Penguin colony in Simonstown as can be seen from this photo.

 

Keith at Cape Point

 

Yup we made it.! JJ

 

Keith enjoying the great views of the 12 Apostles and Camps Bay

 

Keith at "The Glen" in Camps Bay enjoying a Cape sunset.

A GREAT DAY


Day 4

City tour

We started a city tour with a trip up Signal Hill where I took this picture of Keith in front of Table Mountain

 

After our journey up Signal Hill I took Keith on a visit to the Mount Nelson Hotel 
In the above picture Keith can be seen sitting in the hotel's Old Colonial restaurant.
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After the Mount Nelson we travelled up to the Lion Battery where we saw the Noon Gun being fired for shot number 62043. I managed to get the firing cap of the shot for Keith as can be seen for the below pictures.

 

 

After our trip to the Lion Battery we did a tour of the city centre as well as the Atlantic seaboard. Thereafter we returned to the Waterfront where we had a light lunch at Harries Pancake House before I bade Keith farewell as he boarded the catamaran to pay a visit to Robben Island.


Keith was an interesting person to travel with. He was a self made man who had done a lot of traveling all over the world and some of the stories and ideas that he shared with me in this regard were very interesting to hear. You can see more of Keith's travels by clicking here. Together we explored Cape Town and the winelands and I think that overall Keith came out of this tour enjoying South Africa to the full.

Thanks for joining me Keith.

 


Received 10 July 2003

Hello Selwyn!

Thanks for the great tour of the Cape Town area! It was really a pleasure
to make your acquaintance and to see your beautiful home town aboard your
"office on wheels"!  LOL  Also, thanks for all the great pictures!

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you and hope to meet up with you again
sometime!

Keith Hall

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