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







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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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.




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