Eric and Sandie Robinson

Newcastle Upon Tyne - UK 

18 September 2008

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I met Eric and Sandie at the Table Bay Hotel and after discussing the weather prospects for the next couple of days we decided to go on a Hermanus tour specifically to see the Southern Right whales.


Eric and Sandie on very windy beachfront at Kleinmond on the way to Hermanus



In a cold, wet and windy Hermanus with a whale in Walker Bay


Breaching whales seen on the day



Sandie reluctantly ignores a breaching whale in the background to pose for a picture. 


We all had a kingklip and calamari lunch at the Ocean Basket.

After lunch we did some more whale watching before returning to Cape Town. We travelled via the Franschhoek pass as well as Franschhoek and took in the wonderful scenery along the way.


Cape Peninsula


Spotting whales at the top of Kalk Bay


Having fun at the waterfall above Kalk Bay


Dodging cars in Kalk Bay  JJ


Sandie with a whale behind her in Fish Hoek. The self same whale came to within 100 yards of us to bask and play in the sun!


With Just Nuisance in Simonstown


At Gogos where we purchased some pies for lunch as well as some biltong


At the penguin colony


Sandie at the penguin colony


Sharing a joke at the penguin colony


At Cape Point

At the most south western point of Africa - The Cape of Good Hope


Enjoying the wonderful waves at the Cape of Good Hope


Sandi AND Eric J enjoying the view at Kommetjie.

Travelling with Eric and Sandie was a true blessing. They were such a wonderful and happy couple to have with me in my vehicle. Much information was shared by us all and the search concept of searching for whales has now changed forever after having been in Eric and Sandie's  company. What an amazing experience this whole tour was for me. The three of us had so many wonderful experiences together that this really will be go down as a very memorable tour which will be very difficult to duplicate.


 A huge thank you for your very generous gift which will be used in Kayamandi as well as for all the wonderful stationary for the kids in the township.

Received 5 October 2008


We have settled back at home after our fantastic adventure in your country 
and we cannot thank you enough for the wonderful introduction you gave us and for the great advice and guidance which saw us through much of the rest of our journey.

It is only when you are home and recounting to family and friends all that 
we did together that you truly realise just how much we covered in the two 
days we had. The recommendations you made to us for Franschhoek, Cape Town ,Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Port Elizabeth where amazing and none more so than Firefly which was a truly memorable evening . Shamwari lived up to all our expectations and and we transferred the skills gained at whale spotting to the big game drives!

We also found meeting and getting to know you played a large part in the 
very happy memories we have of South Africa and the role that you are 
playing in the Kayamandi township is marvellous .

Eric has now become a wizard in England but gives all the credit for his 
skill to his mentor and he still hasn't found anyone who can truly explain 
to him why he should change his choice of boxes. If he doesn't find the 
solution in the film he will probably pester you forever.

Many many thanks for giving us so much and we really appreciate all that you 
did for us. We also feel that we were lucky to gain a special friend and we 
would like to keep in touch, if that is ok.

Kindest Regards

Sandie and Eric