Debra and Edward Gordon

Los Angeles - California - USA

30 July 2007

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I met Deborah and Edward at the Cape Heritage Hotel and from the minute we met we were instant friends. Great start to a tour!


Debra and Edward with Koeelbaai (Bullet Bay) in the background on our way to Hermanus.



At Kleinmond where the lagoon had broken its banks after the storms of the past week and was flowing back into the sea.


First stop in Hermanus was lunch and Debra tucked into her prawn platter.


Outside the Quayside cabin where we had lunch in the Hermanus harbour


Debra enjoying the huge splashing waves at Kwaaiwaters (Angry waters) in Hermanus


Debra and Edward enjoying the huge splashing waves at Severs Punt (Severs Point) in Hermanus


We stopped to do whale watching in the area and saw 4 southern right whales in two different places. Great fun overall.



On our way back to Cape Town visa the Elgin area we stopped in at the peregrine farm stall where we bought some pure apple juice.


On arrival  back in Cape Town we visited the very trendy Extreme Hotel (well known for burgers) where we had a great burger meal.


Day 2

Cape Winelands and Kayamandi


At the Helmsley Hotel (site of the first synagogue in SA) in the Mount Nelson Hotel complex


Edward and Debra in the breakfast room of the Mount Nelson Hotel


Debra in her element it the Heartworks shop  JJ



Debra enjoy the MonkeyBiz shop in Bo-Kaap



Walking in Bo-Kaap


Having a cheese lunch at Buffalos Creek in the Cape Winelands


Listening to Lily;s life history while in the township of Kayamandi


Please click here to see Debra and Edward enjoying the Masakhane dancers in Kayamandi 
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After our visit to Kayamandi we drove home to Cape Town. 
In the evening Debra and Edward went for dinner to the Africa Cafe

Day 3

Cape Peninsula


Having fun in the Aartvark shop in Kalk Bay



We had a great fish lunch at Kalkies in the Kalk Bay harbour


At the penguin colony on Boulders beach outside of Simonstown



Having fun watching baboons on the Cape of Good hope nature reserve


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


Edward and Debra with Cape Point in the background


The picture says it all.   JJ


Yup we made it to Cape Point.......


as well as to the Cape of Good Hope.


After returning to the city Bette joined us at the Savoy Cabbage where we had a wonderful dinner to end our tour of Cape Town.

Debra and Edward have to be one of the most wonderful couples I have ever toured with. From the minute we met I knew this tour was going to be a great one but little did I realise what friendly people the Gordon's were. Wherever we went the locals who came into contact with Debra and Edward commented to me about their friendliness. The problem with this all was that we were always so engrossed in conversation that I forgot to take pictures as we were travelling and the result is a website which does not do justification to the wonderful tour that we had together. Apologies for this Debra and Edward but in a way you can blame you wonderful selves for this purely because of the warm friendliness that you both exude. J  What a wonderful tour this was for me which most certainly will go down in my book as one not to forget.


Thank you so very very much for gracing me with your wonderful presence in Cape Town



Received 15 August 2007

Dear, dear, dear Selwyn,

We were the luck ones to be graced by your presence and guidance. You 
planned our time perfectly, taking into consideration all the things we felt were 
important. You are correct in saying that it was like traveling with family. 
From the moment we met with you, I felt we knew each other. The day we 
said good-bye I began missing you. I wanted to write earlier, but we are just 
now getting over the jet lag. I wanted to let you know that we did go to your 
Cape Malay restaurant and spoke to Monica. She fed us all the wonderful 
items you usually order, and it was absolutely delicious....the samoosas, the 
bread, the mutton, the mouth is watering! Thank you for making our 
trip to South Africa extraordinary ( and delicious). We hope to see you and 
your wife (in our home) sometime very soon. I would love to cook for you, and 
with you, and show you Los Angeles. Much love.

Edward and Debra