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Gary and Jane Plisga

Matt, Jennifer, Paige and Sophia Hill

Houston, Texas - USA

6 May 2008

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Day 10

Winelands and Kayamandi

 

 

Please click here to watch a great video of Matt doing sabrage on his bithday before breakfast at Cathbert.
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We started our tour day at the Butterfly Farm where amongst others we also found an iguana

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sir Gooseberry frightens off the locals. JJ

 

Enjoying a winetasting at Backsberg Winefarm

 

 

Choosing chocolates oat Tomes Chocolates on the Backsberg winefarm

 

 

Lazing on Backberg winefarm

 

With Lily in her Kayamandi home


 

 

 

We moved on to the Ikamva lethu Centre where we had great fun with the kids at the centre who were doing ballroom dancing.

 

 

Sophia teaches the girls at the Ikamva Center some ballet steps

 

Doing some township jive.

 

 

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Please click on the above picture to see a video of Matt teaching kids basic judo at the Ikamva Lethu Centre.
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Sir Gooseberry overseeing that Pierre makes our food correctly at Les Bon Vivant in Franschhoek. JJ

 

The  "enjoy ice cream" holiday continues with glee. JJ

Please click here to see a video of Matt celebrating his birthday for a second time at Les Bon Vivant
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Day 12

Cheetah Foundation

 

Petting Cheetahs at the Cheetah Outreach programme just outside of Stellenbosch

 

Paige playing with a bird of prey at the Raptor centre

 

Sophia seemingly in discussion with an eagle

 

Jane enjoys petting an eagle

 

Having a wonderful picnic lunch at Boschendal

 

In the evening we travelled back to Franschhoek and had dinner at French Connection

 


Day 13

Travel to Cape Town

 

Our first stop on our way back to Cape Town was at the Afrikaans Language Monument

 

 

We arrived in cape Town where the family settled down in the apartment before we all went to the Spur Steakhouse in Sea Point

 

 Even Jane joins in on "enjoy ice cream" holiday  JJ


Day 14

Peninsula tour

 

Everybody at Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background

 

Walking at Cape Point

 

At the most south western point of Africa

 

 

Enjoying the penguin colony at Boulders beach

 

Sophia and Paige overshadowing many penguins. JJ

 

Matt at the penguin colony

 

The girls with Just Nuisance in Simonstown

 

Enjoying a fish and chips lunch at Kalkies in Kalk Bay

 

Having fun at the Gemstone factory near to Simonstown

 

 

Relaxing on Chapmans Peak

 

In the evening we visited Gold Restaurant for dinner

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Day 15

 

This was a free day for all and as I had said goodbye to all the night before the below pictures were taken by Matt and Paige

Sophia being braided JJ

A wet review of the past 12 days. JJJJ


My favorite picture on tour

JUST LOVED THIS PICTURE OF THE GIRLS AT THE TOP OF THE SWARTBERGE


Stunning, stunning, stunning!!! That just about summarizes this tour with this wonderful family. We had so many fabulous experiences together and at all times it was just awesome to be in the company of this very happy family group. We shared so much together. I think everyone broadened their outlook and knowledge about South Africa while the girls also went back to the USA with some great Mindtrap questions for their friends. J Talking about the girls, what more can I say other than they were incredibly well behaved throughout our journey and were great fun to be with at all times.  I think that Matt and Jennifer had a great holiday in South Africa and so they should have as they put so much into preparing for this journey. Jane has to be one of the most hands on travelers I have ever toured making her such a pleasure to have on tour while Gary was the silent rudder that kept all in position and place at all times. Even though it has been said already there is in my opinion only one way to describe this whole journey and  that is stunning stunning stunning!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL JOURNEY

GARY AND JANE

MATT AND JENNIFER

PAIGE AND SOPHIA
and lets not forget Sir Gooseberry and Pinky. JJ


27 June 2008

I received the fabulous cards seen below from the Hill family today.