Birgitta Hjerpe
Leif Andreasson
Monica Essen

Mariefred -- Sweden

25 August  2009

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I met the Birgitta, Leif and Monica soon after their arrival in Cape Town at their place of stay viz.Bluegumhill Guesthouse. We decided that we would do a city and Atlantic seaboard journey.

 

Birgitta , Leif and Monica enjoying a typical Cape Malay meal at Zoerinas

 

On Signal Hill with Table Mountain in the background

 

Having fun on Signal Hill

 

At Maidens Cove with Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles in the background

 

Birgitta says "I think it is birds"; Selwyn says "I think it is seaweed"

 

Birgitta declares, "Its seaweed" JJ

 

At the top of Chapmans Peak

 

 


 

DAY 2

TABLE MOUNTAIN, WINELANDS AND KAYAMANDI

 

Atop of Table Mountain

 

 

At the Pot Belly Pantry outside of Stellenbosch

 

Leif has an encounter with a male ostrich at Muratie.

We enjoyed a winetasting at Muratie before moving on to Kayamandi.

 

Lunch with Lily

 

Enjoying the ball room dancers at the Ikamva Lethu Centre

 

 

Joining in with the fun

 

A young enthusiastic supporter. JJ

 

Walking around and meeting the people of Zone J, Kayamandi

 

 

 

 

Please click here to see how the wonderful St.Pauls church choir in Zone J entertained us with their singing
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DAY 3

CAPE PENINSULA

 

We started our day by visiting the Greenmarket Sqaure

 

 

 

 

Leif and Monica standing on the centre of Cape Town at the old town hall

 

With Just Nuisance in Simonstown

 

 

 

At the penguin colony on Boulders Beach

 

Enjoying the scenery at Rumbly Bay where we had pies for lunch

 

:Leif speaking to his brother in Sweden from Rumbly Bay

 

Monica at Rumbly Bay

 

Enjoying watching the surfers at Kommetjie

 

We stopped in for coffee at Imhoffs Gift where the local Rhodesian Ridgeback - Amber joined us for our meal. JJ

 


Traveling with Birgitta, Leif and Monica was a wonderful expereince because they were such fun loving people. They would want to experiment and be adventurous in all that we did together which opened the possibilty of where and what to do while on tour enormously. Needless to say this led to us all have great fun at all times. Much was shared by all  on our journey together but alas I could have done with at least 2 more Cape Town days with this wonderful trio.

 

THANK YOU FOR 3 SPLENDID DAYS

BIRGITTA, LEIF AND MONICA


Received 6 September 2009

 

Dear Selwyn,

I did not read your mail before I left for Cape Town. I hope all is well 
with your wife and apologise for not enquiring about her.

Thank you for the wonderful days you gave us in Cape Town. It will stay in 
all our memories. We already have had a lot of reminiscing and laughs, 
especially when we had a look at your photos. We had so much fun. Your 
knowledge and passion for Cape Town reach all our hearts. I am already starting to think about next years visit to South Africa or at  least in two years time when Leif is celebrating his 70th birthday.

Go well Selwyn and hopefully we will see you again.

With the very warmest wishes.

Birgitta, Leif and Monica
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