Emmanuel Dauksa

Montreal - Canada

20 November 2006

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I met Emmanuel at his guesthouse viz. Cape Standard. After becoming acquainted as well as working out a plan for the week we set off on a Cape winelands tour

Emmanuel; outside the driveway to Backsberg wine farm

 

Enjoyint the vineyard view of Vrede en Lust

In the Vrede en Lust wood maturation cellar

 

On Vrede en Lust's vineyards

 

Enjoying lunch at Le Bon Vivant in Franschhoek

 

Admiring the view of Franschhoek from atop of the Franschhoek mountain

 

Outside of the Huguenot memorial in Franschhoek

 

Experiencing the incredible corkscrew collection at the Old Corkscrew in Franschhoek

 

With a king Protea we found on the way to Stellenbosch

 

Photographing Strelitzias on the way to Stellenbosch 

 

We did a tour of the town of Stellenbosch and then returned to Cape Town


Day 2

Cultural tour

We stated our day by visiting the Afrikaans Language monument. I took the above picture of Emmanuel surrounded by Jacarandas on the way to the monument

 

In the Afrikaans Language monument gardens

With Lily outside her house in Kayamandi after enjoying a great lunch in her home

 

At the Ikamva Lethu centre - Let me also see! JJ

 

With the local kids at Nosandile's shack home

 

 

Attending a church service in Zone J

 

With a young local Kayamandian.

We ended our day by going for dinner to a local sushi restaurant in Stellenbosch


 

Day 3

Table Mountain + City Tour

 

We started our tour by driving along the upper Bantry Bay road viewing the 12 Apostles along the way

 

Atop of Table Mountain

 

Dont fall Emmanuel!  JJ

 

Doing the Table Mountain shuffle. JJ

 

On Table Mountain with Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles in the background

 

We had a fantastic curry lunch at Zorina's in Loop Street

 

In Bo-Kaap with Table Mountain in the background

After doing a city tour we returned back to Cape Standard


 

Day 4

Kirstenbosch + Chapmans peak

 

We started our day at 14h30 with a visit to Kirstenbosch where we saw the wonderful king proteas in picture

Emmanuel seems to be lost amongst the local restios plants JJ

In the amphitheatre at Kirstenbosch

 

With a camphor tree in Camphor Alley

 

Sunset at Chapmans Peak where we enjoyed a light supper.

 

 

On Chapmans Peak with Hout Bay in the background

 

Goodbye Cape Town - I love you!

 


Taking Emmanuel around my city was an absolute pleasure. He was the type of visitor who liked to do all very qualitatively. This meant that we travelled at a nice easy pace and took in all as opposed to wanting to see as much as possible and actually see nothing. I really appreciated this in Emmanuel who simply went with the flow and I believe had a wonderful tour. I know that I certainly enjoyed the journey with him immensely as he was a very easy traveller to guide in Cape Town and its surrounds. All in all a very rewarding tour for me and I can but only hope for Emmanuel too.

 

THANKS FOR 4 GREAT DAYS

EMMANUEL