Mary Thompson
Margaret Brown

Shirley Mathieson
Rhona Somerville


Hamilton and Penicuik - Scotland

15 November 2011

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I met this wonderful quartet of Scottish ladies at the Waterfront apartment and as originally planned we set off on a Peninsula tour

 

 

Everybody joined Karl Werksman on the Watertaxi between Kalk Bay and Simonstown

 

 

At Cape Point

 

 

At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background and Margaret saying "I dont want to be in this picture" JJ

 

 

 

Rhona, Margaret, Shirley and Mary on the beach at the Cape of Good Hope

 

 

 

At the Cape of Good Hope

 

 

 

At my secret spot on Chapmans Peak where Shirley did sabrage to a bottle of Champers.

 

 

 

Sunset on Chapmans Peak

 


DAY 2

Winelands and Kayamandi

 

We started our day with a visit to the Potbelly factory so as to see what local food South Africans eat

 

We moved on to Muratie Winefarm where we enjoyed a great winetasting

 

 

 

 

AT MURATIE, BY CHANCE,  WE WERE BLESSED TO MEET THE INIMITABLE AND EXTRAORDINARY
QUINTA EASTON

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To meet Quinta, who is a specialist wine tourist guide extraordinaire, please write to hpq@telkomsa.net

 

 

 

We moved on to Graaf winefarm where we once again enjoyed a great winetasting on the spectacular farm

 

 

 

We enjoyed lunch at the Wild Peacock deli in Stellenbosch

 

 

After lunch and a short tour of Stellenbosch we moved onto Kayamandi

At the Ikamva Lethu (Our future) Centre where we had great fun with the kids in the centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We visited Lily in her Kayamandi home where she told us her life story

 

 

 

We visited the locals in Zone J where we had great fun with the kids as well as adults and also enjoyed giving out apples for trash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DAY 3

HERMANUS and MARIANA'S

 

 

On our way to Hermanus with False Bay in the background

 

 

 

At Mariana's in Stanford after having a wonderful lunch served to us by Mariana and Peter.

 

 

 

On our way back home we stopped in at Hermanus and saw quite a few Southern Right whales in Walker Bay

 

 

 

 

We stopped in at a local butcher where we bought some biltong for all to take home.

 

On our way home we stopped in at the Peregrine Country Farm stall where we once again got to see what the locals ate.

 


This was an absolutely fabulous quartet to travel with. Everybody got on so well with each other and just went with the flow of tours on each day. The 3 days we spent together left us with a tour that would not be forgotten too easily. We had such a blast with the dancers in the Ikamva Lethu center that I am sure the kids in the centre will always remember this fabulous group of ladies who visited us especially because they could boast that they could do a highland fling.  I could do this type of tour over and over as it was such a wonderful experience for me and I just hope that all in the group felt similarly to me.  A big thank you goes to Jack Meikle who referred me to Mary and Rhona thus making our journey together a reality.

Mary, Margaret, Rhona and Shirley 
all that I can say is
 
THANK YOU, THANK YOU
FOR SUCH A VERY SPECIAL TOUR 


Received on 27 November 2011

First of all many thanks again for the brilliant three days we spent with you. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and we saw lots we would never have seen with a 'normal' tour guide.

Back home and sorry to say back into the old routine - although my grandsons were delighted to have be back.

No pictures on the website yet. When you click on my name you get a Robert and Wendy Thompson. Can you advise - maybe I am doing something wrong.

Hope you are well and I am sure you will be busy as usual.

Thanks again for everything.

Mary
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