Elaine Bentley

Leeds - UK

21 March 2006

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I met Elaine at the Table Bay Hotel and we set off on a winelands tour + township visit

Elaine at the Afrikaans Language Monument


We stopped in at Cotage Fromage for lunch where I took the above picture of Elaine


After lunch we moved on to Backberg winefarmn wgere I took ELaine through a winetasting on the farm. In the above picture we see Elaine enjoying the brandy on the farm.


Inspecting the wines on Backsberg


We moved on to Kayamandi and paid Lily a visit where she shared her lifestory with Elaine.


Elaine and Lily in conversation in Lily's home


Elaine having fun with some of the children who came over to see us when we visited Nosandile's shack home


Please click here to watch a video of the children at Nosandiles shack home singing the SA national anthem
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With Nosandile and Johannes and all the children at Nosandiles house


Enjoying Kwaito music in Temba's shack


Please click here to watch a video of Temba and Elaine listening to Temba's music.
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WIth some of the many kids in Zone J who walked around the township with us.

This was a wonderful day for me as a tourguide as I found Elaine to be person with a great ability to communicate as well as to understand what was being communicated to her. Furthermore she had a good sense of humour and was very easy to get on with.  We clicked instantaneously after starting our travels in the Winelands resulting in what turned out to be a wonderful tour day for me and I think for her too.



Received 30 March 2006


Hi Selwyn

Am having a great cruise. Managed to get on the internet and see the photos you took of our trip in Cape Town, thank you for your kind words
at the end.

It was a great day out, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and it was the high-light of my trip. When Crystal Serenity was sailing out of Cape Town, I really felt upset, there was so much more I would have like to
have done. All being well I shall return one day, preferably sooner than later.

In the meantime, keep healthy and happy and continue your wonderful work.

Best wishes.

Elaine Bentley

p.s. Met Jeannie and Jerry, there are a lovely fun couple, I think they
are going to send you a photo!