Georgie Richards and Marion (Mac) Allen
Canberra and Adelaide - Australia

17 September 2010

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I met Georgie and Mac at their apartment in the Waterfront and as the weather was perfect we made our way to Table Mountain so as to do an ascent of the mountain.



Georgie and Mac atop of Table Mountain


Georgie myself and Mac atop of Table Mountain


Taking a breather on top of the mountain


Doing the Table Mountain shuffle. JJ


Mac finds she has a double guardian in Cape Town. JJ


Walking amongst the dassies on top of Table Mountain 


At the Tastebud restaurant in Stellenbosch where we had a light lunch


After lunch we went on a short tour of Stellenbosch before moving onto Kayamandi.


Spending time with Lily in her home



At Lily's famous stove


Enjoying the dancers at the Ikamva Lethu Centre




With some of the children of the Ikamva Lethu Centre


After our visit to Zone J we visited Zone J where we met many people and handed out apples for trash to the kids in the area.


Please click here to watch Georgie and Mac enjoying the local church service in Zone J.



Cape Peninsula


At Cest la Vie in Kalk Bay where we had coffee and cake


At the Potters Way in Kalk Bay


Spending time with Just Nuisance in Simonstown


Mac at the penguin colony on Boulders Beach


We stopped in for a pie lunch at Sweet Nothings in Simonstown


Going up in the funicular at Cape Point


Georgie and Mac at Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background


At the most south western point of Africa


Purchasing sculptures outside of Scarborough


Fun picture taken at the Sculpture garden


Georgie and Mac on Chapmans Peak with with Hout Bay in the background


Sunset on Chapmans Peak.

Touring with Georgie and Mac was an absolute dream come true in terms of finding the perfect visitors. We had so much fun together while we explored Cape Town and its surrounds. We shared and enjoyed so much while we were in each others company and what was so important was that we also learnt so much from each other. This whole journey was a wonderful experience that is going to be very difficult to forget as it was so memorable as far as I, as well as I hope Mac and Georgie, were concerned.





Received 4 October 2010


Hi Selwyn,

I couldn't access my emails whislt in South Africa for some reason but
arrived home last night. We actually got back to Australia last Thursday
night but Peter my husband picked me up from the airport and then we drove
straight down to our beach house at Tuross Head where we spent a long
weekend with friends. I think I have nearly recovered.

I will never forget our time together as like you it was more about
friends/family seeing CT than tourguide and clients. That is exactly the
experience I was after so that is why I research every trip to the 9th
degree to find the best of the best. I certainly did that. Selwyn you were
absolutely fabulous and Mac and I enjoyed ever minute we spent with you and
wish we could have spent more time with you. When Peter and I make it to CT
we will certainly get you to take us around and will tell anyone going to CT
that they must tour with you.

I would like to thank Betty and you for the cold and flu tablets. They were
a god send but still had the cold for ages and I think it is now returning
for the second attack. You both went out of your way to help me and I
really appreciate it.

The Rovos Rail was absolutely wonderful. We were upgraded to the
Oppenheimer Suite which was the Royal Suite so plenty of room but we did
have to share a double bed. Pillows down the middle, ear plugs and a few
drinks helped us get through the night. I don't even sleep that close to
Peter so it was a novelty sleeping that close to Mac.

Our 6 nights at Rattrays at Mala Mala was also very very special and I am so
glad we stayed there the whole time. I am over moving camps every few days
and feel that one gets to know the people, land and animals better by not
moving and we sure did. The only time I would move camps is if we moved to
a totally different area. Our ranger Shaun was fabulous and we got to know
him so well he is going to come and visit us in Australia. Shaun is 24, has
an honours degree majoring in Botany and Zoology and is heading off to the
US (apparently one of the best in the world) early next year to do his
masters in Photography. Shaun could not believe our enthusiasm and was
amazed that Mac did not miss a beat and fronted up for every game drive etc.

Tried the numbers game out a few times and it worked beautifully until I got
home and tried it our on Peter. He got Denmark, then chose Koala and then
Avocado. Oh well .

Thank you once again for a great time in CT. I have had a look at the
photos on your website. Great photos but some of me I wish were not there.
Once I get back into routine and get the chance I will email you again about
our experiences in CT etc.

I would like to stay in contact and if you out this way we would love to
show our little piece of Australia. You were talking about a wedding in
Perth. Is that November 2011?

Take care. Talk soon.