Colly and Bunny Shulman
Denver - Colorado - USA

23 February 2004

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I met Colly and Bunny at the Cape Town airport after they flew into my city from George. We immediately set out for Cathbert Country House and after settling in we met for a wonderful dinner, which we enjoyed under the stars and which was cooked for us by Ann Morley, the owner of Cathbert House.


Day 2

24 February 2004

On this day we explored the Stellenbosch area

 

We stopped in at Africa silks where we watched how silk was weaved from Mopani worm cocoons

 

We stopped in at the Bloom gallery where the Shulmans bought some decorated ostrich eggs as well as a wonderful Ndbele pot 

 

We moved on to Mooiberg Farm (Zetlers farm stall) where I took the following two pictures of Bunny and Colly

 

After our stop at Mooiberg we travelled on to Rust en Vrede winefarm where I took the next 3 pictures.

Peeking into one of the homesteads on Rust en Vrede JJ

After our visit to Rust en Vrede we travelled on to Stellenbosch. We toured the town and thereafter we moved on to Kayamandi

Bunny at the Wastecraft Centre

 

We visited Shumi Nlebe who is seen with Colly and Bunny in the above photo

 

We stopped in at Nosandile Bosi's shack and after a short visit I took the above picture of Bunny, Nosandile and Colly

 

Helping Mzwake hand out fruit to the kids of Kayamandi

 

Joining Bani Ba Kgotso in song and dance

A young admirer enjoys Bani Ba Kgotso too  JJ

Standing for the singing of Nikosi Sikelele.

 

After our visit to Kayamandi we travelled to Moyo restaurant where we had a fabulous evening as the below photos clearly show

 

After our dinner at Moyo we returned to Cathbert . 

A GREAT DAY!

 


Day 3

25 February 2004

 

On this day we explored the Paarl and Franschhoek region

After a short drive through Paarl we visited the Afrikaans Language monument where I took the above photo.

 

We then returned to Kayamandi so as to visit the Isebane Sempulelo Creche

 

We travelled on to Franschhoek and went for lunch to Le Grange restaurant

Bunny and Colly discussing all the various  logistics of taking some of the wonderful items on sale at La Grange back to the USA.

 

We then travelled to the top of the Franschhoek mountains where I took the above photo

 

Blissfully enjoying chocolates from the Franschhoek Chocolate factory.

 

We stopped in at The Old Corkscrew antique shop

 

Colly and Bunny enjoying the carpets at the Kei Carpet factory

 

We travelled back to Cathbert and after a break we returned to Franschhoek and visited the restaurant Delicious.

 


Day 3

26 February 2004

 

We packed up from Cathbert on this day and travelled back to Cape Town where we did a city tour before I dropped the Shulmans off at the Jewish museum. After their visit to the museum they returned to their place of stay viz. the Commodore Hotel

 

The Shulmans having breakfast at Cathbert Country House.

 

Bunny and Colly in front of Table Mountain as seen from Signal Hill.

 

That evening Colly and Bunny went for dinner to Bahia in the Waterfront


Day 4

27 February 2004

Cape Peninsula tour

We started our day by visiting the Vineyard Hotel

The Shulmans at the Vineyard  in Cape Town

 

We travelled on to Kirstenbosch where Colly and Bunny joined Brian on his buggy and traveled around the Gardens in style.

We then travelled on via Muizenberg to Kalk Bay

Shopping on the Treasure Mile in Kalk Bay

 

 

Having fun with the fishermen at the Kalk Bay harbour

 

Lunch at Kalkies with a local band to entertain us.

The food at Kalkies was good. JJ

 

The Shulmans at the penguin colony.

 

After our stop at the penguin colony we moved on to Scarborough and stopped in at "the statues" where I took the next 3 photos

Lost amongst the statues. JJ

 

Colly and Bunny with the wonderfully scenic town of Hout Bay as seen from Chapmans Peak

 

We made our way to Cape Town via Llandudno, Camps bay and Sea Point and after picking up a suitcase for Colly in the Waterfront we ascended Table Mountain so as to enjoy sunset a the next 3 pictures clearly show,

 

 

After our trip to Table Mountain we returned to the Africa Cafe so as to end off our tour on a high note with a wonderful meal at the cafe.


Colly and Bunny were one in a million type people to tour with. If I had to tell you their ages you would be flabbergasted. They acted like knowledgeable seniors who moved at the pace of teenagers and rest assured that they were way over that age bracket. J We got on famously at all times and it truly was a great and wonderful pleasure showing them around my city and its surrounds.

 

THANKS FOR ALL

COLLY AND BUNNY


Received - 11 March 2004

Hi Selwyn,

It is now just over a week since our return from SA and today is the first time that we have access to the web!! Yes, believe it or not, we have had a  problem with our ISP and have not been able to access e-mails or any websites and  that means that we have not yet been able to view all the pictures you took while we were together !!!!!!!!

Before we do that - I feel that I must first respond to your e-mail: The HUGE THANK YOU comes from us to you!!!! It was our good fortune that you and Bunny met on the internet and for that we shall always be grateful. Thank you Selwyn for your very kind words. Bunny and I greatly appreciate all you have done to make our trip such a memorable one. You certainly lived up to all your promises "g-spots" and all !!
Also, you successfully herded us to places of interest to both Bunny and I. ( Now we have the problem of paying for for all the purchases ) !!! 

Your choice for our stay in the winelands (The Cathbert Country House) was an excellent one. When next you see them,- please give Ann & Robert our best regards. 

The highlight of our stay in the Cape Town area was of course our visits to Kayamandi. We thank you for introducing us to all the warm and interesting friends you have in the township. We were extremely pleased to have met with them and we wish them well in all their endeavors. Please remember to give them our sincerest good wishes for the future.

Once again, many many thanks for a wonderful and most memorable stay in the Cape Town area. Good Luck, Good Health and Good Fortune to you and Bette.

Lehitraot !!

Colly & Bunny.

P.S. All purchases arrived safely - no breakages !! You should be able to organize for biltong to be brought into the USA !!!!!!!

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