Mohammed Abidally and family

Colombo; Sri Lanka

20 April 2008

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I met this great family at Davids guesthouse apartment and as the weather seemed feasible we made our way to Table Mountain in the hope of accessing the mountain. Unfortunately on arrival at the mountain the management closed down cablecar rides due to high winds and we had to postpone our journey to another day.


On our way back from Table Mountain we stopped in at the Chocolate Shop where we had great fun buying wonderful chocolates

Durriyah and Zaineb enjoying the chocolate shop while Maria looks on


Zaineb, Mohammed, Durriyah and Maria enjoying Muizenberg


At Just Nuisance's statue in Simonstown


Walking in Simonstown

We stopped in at Bertha's restaurant for a calamari lunch.


Enjoying the craft market in Simonstown




Learning about the Strelizia flower


Sisters at the penguin colony on Boulders Beach


Having fun at the penguin colony


African jackass penguins meet curious visitors to the penguin colony  JJ


The whole family at the penguin colony


M & M J  (Mohammed and Maria) at the penguin colony


The Abidally's at Boulders Beach


At a rather windy Cape Point


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


At the most south western point of Africa


Maria having fun at the Cape of Good Hope J



Maria does a mimicking act at The Statues near to Scarborough J



Choices choices?? J


Sunset pictures on Chapmans Peak




On arrival in Cape Town we went for dinner to Wangthai in Green Point

Day 2

Cape Winelands and Kayamandi


Waiting anxiously for the cable car at Table Mountain


On Table Mountain

The Abidally's do the Table Mountain shuffle


We could not resist stopping in at the Chocolate Shop once again. J


Mohammed at the Vineyard Connection where he purchased some wines


The girls having fun at Muratie winefarm


Winetasting at Muratie



Zaineb looks on at the winetasting happening at Muratie


We travelled into Stellenbosch and had lunch at the Greengage Restaurant before moving onto Kayamandi.



With Lily in Kayamandi


Having fun at the Ikamva Lethu Centre in Kayamandi


We returned to Cape Town and ended our tour with a great meal at the Spurs in Sea Point


A couple of fantastic pictures taken by Mohammed during the Abidally families last free days in Cape Town


The girls having fun in the Cape Town aquarium with some clown fish.



Fantastic picture of the Cape Town waterfront at night


The Abidally family were a wonderful group to tour with. We had lots of fun at all times and what really was amazing was to see how well behaved Zaineb and Maria were throughout our journey. Both of these young ladies are going to go far in their lifetimes. Needless to say this all starts off with good parenting and in this regard Durriyah and Mohammed really set a great example throughout  our whole journey together. We had much to talk about and had lots in common. All in all what was most important was the fact that all 5 of us had a fabulous time together on what turned out for me to be a great tour.

Thanks for a great journey

Mohammed, Durriyah, Zaineb and Maria