Bill and Helen Whatmough
Tony & Carolyn Bembridge

Scottsdale Arizona -  USA
London Ontario- Canada

8 September 2010

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I met the Whatmoughs and Bembridges at the Steenberg Hotel and we decided that doing a Cape Peninsula tour would be a good way to make use of the wonderful weather Cape Town was enjoying.

 

On the watertaxi from Kalk bay to Simonstown with Karl Werksman at the helm

 

Arriving in Simonstown by watertaxi

 

While in Simonstown we explored the village and went to Gogos deli to buy pies and biltong for lunch.

 

At Just Nuisance's statue in Simonstown

Joining the choir group outside of the penguin colony

 

Please click here to watch all enjoying the choir at the penguin colony
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A fun picture taken at the penguin colony. J

 

Bill, Helen, Carolyn and Tony at the penguin colony

 

We stopped in at Rumbly Bay to enjoy a picnic lunch (pies from Gogo's),  We were however interrupted by the above baboon who grabbed one of our pies and took over the terrain resulting in us leaving Rumbly Bay and enjoying a fish and chips lunch at the Salty Dog in Simonstown.

 

 

At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background

 

At the Cape of Good Hope

 

Sunset pictures taken on Chapmans Peak

 

 

 

 

We ended our day by driving back to Steenberg where the foursome went for dinner to Catherina's in the Steenberg Hotel.


 

DAY 2

Pergrine

Franschhoek

Bread and Wine

Solms Delta

Muratie

 

The weather never turned out as to be good as we expected it to be on this day so we shelved our plans to ascend Table Mountain and travelled out in the Grabouw area crossing over Sir Lowry's pass.

 

We stopped in at Peregrine Farmstall where I introduced the happy foursome to local South African foods and spices

 

We crossed over the Franschhoek Pass and visited the town of Franschhoek before moving onto Bread and Wine for lunch

 

At Bread and Wine on Moreson winefarm

 

We stopped in at Solms Delta winefarm after lunchtime where we enjoyed a winetasting under the guidance of Leon

 

We moved onto Muratie winefarm where the below pictures were taken.

 

 

 

Fun picture taken at Muratie where Bill decided to make his presence doubly felt. JJ


The Whatmoughs and Bembridges were a great foursome to travel with. They represented a very easy "go with the flow" type group and I think gained much from being as such in that they saw and enjoyed a lot of experiences while on tour. Overall we had much fun travelling together and shared many stories in the process. All in all as a tourist guide I could not ask for more gentlemanly and ladylike sturdy, solid type citizens to travel with. One never knows what can happen in the future hence I hopefully would love for our paths to cross again one day in the future.
 

VERY ENJOYABLE TOUR


THANKS FOR ALL
BILL, HELEN, TONY and CAROLYN


Received 10 October 2010

 

Hello Selwyn,

We are finally over jet lag and getting back to our regular routine.

Thank you for a delightful two days in Cape Town and the Winelands. Although this was our fourth visit to CT, you still managed to show us new, interesting and informative venues. After touring with you in 2008 ,when we decided to return with our friends ,first time visitors, we never considered anyone but you to show us the heart and soul of your beautiful city.

The pictures are so much fun and a great way to relive our stay.

We are planning Egypt for Nov/Dec.2011 and would appreciate the contact information for the guide you recommend.

Carolyn and Tony will be in Scottsdale in early December for the winter.

Hope all is well with you and that no more baboons have stolen your lunch.

Take care.

Bill and Helen
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