Ron and Joan Hunt
Bath - England
6 November 2009
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I met Ron and Joan at the V & A Waterfront hotel. As we had bad weather predicted for the following 3 days we sat down and worked out what we were going to try and do during Ron and Joan's stay in Cape Town in such a way that the weather problem could be overcome. We started off by deciding to do a Cape Pemninsula tour on our first day.
Ron and Joan joined Patrick Pieterse in the Kirstenbosch buggy as they all went on a one hour drive of the wonderful gardens
Having a fish and chips lunch at Kalkies in Kalk Bay
Having fun with the seals in Kalk Bay
Ron and Joan at the penguin colony on Boulders Beach near Simonstown
At a rather windy Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background
At Cape Point
We visited the most south western point of Africa viz. the Cape of Good Hope
On the beach at a very windy Cape of Good Hope.
Ron enjoying himself on Chapmans Peak on our way back to the city
We were expecting a poor weather day. Happily we were incorrect in our expectations and thus set off on a journey to Hermanus
We were mostly car bound on the day hence the lack of many pictures. We enjoyed the fantastic scenery on the way to Hermanus along the False Bay coastline passing Gordons Bay, Bette's Bay and Kleinmond. On arrival in Hermanus we spotted a number of Southern Right whales before we went to the Ocean Basket for lunch where the pictures below were taken.
After a great lunch at the Ocean Basket we went to various lookouts in Hermanus to see if we could spot more whales. Unfortunately there were none to be seen. We then returned to Cape Town via the citrus region of Grabouw.
Joan and Ron at the Peregrine farm stall outside of Grabouw where we had the opportunity to see what foods South Africans enjoy on a daily basis.
We returned to Cape Town at 17h30. I left Joan and Ron at the V&A Hotel who were going to take a short nap before visiting a local restaurant for dinner.
We started our winelands day by travelling to Franschhoek.
Ron and Joan having fun in the Old Corkscrew antique shop and it wonderful collection of corkscrews.
Visiting the Hugenout Chocolate Factory was a hit all the way with the Hunt's. J
We stopped in at Bread and Wine for lunch weher we had some of Neils delicious bacon sandwiches (see below picture)
We visited Muratie winefarm where Ron sampled most of the wines and Joan enjoyed looking at the old cobwebs in the tasting room JJ
Having a great time at Muratie
All three of us at Muratie
On our way to Stellenbosch we stopped in at the Macuzoma family in the township of Kayamandi as I had to deliver some papers to Nozuko Macazoma. In the picture we see Cynthia, Lele, Nozuko and Patrick Macazoma
After visiting Kayamandi we took a slow quality driving tour through Stellenbosch whereafter we returned back to the V&A Hotel in the Waterfront.
It was wonderful to travel
with two people who were so keen to see as much of Cape Town as possible. Ron
and Joan were always a pleasure to have with me in my vehicle and overall we had
a fabulous time together while they were in my city. Much fun was had by all of
us at all times making this a tour to remember.
RON AND JOAN
Received 14 November 2009
Thank you for the email. I have forwarded this to my parents.
You looked after them so well and they had a fantastic time in Cape Town. Thank you for contributing so much to making this such a special holiday for them.