Diane and Tom Gould

Berkeley California USA

8 October 2008

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I met Tom and Diane at An African Villa. Tom was not feeling to well on the day and decided to miss our tour however I first took him and Diane down to Maidens Cove so as to have a great view of the 12 Apostles. After this journey I dropped Tom off at An African Villa and then Diane and I continued with our Cape Peninsula tour.



Tom and Diane at Maidens Cove with Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles in the background


Diane at Fish Hoek. The white water in the background is a Southern Right whale


With Just Nuisance in Simonstown


At the penguin colony at Boulders beach



Diane with Cape Point in the background


At the most south western point of Africa - The Cape of Good Hope


Sunset on top of Table Mountain where as can be seen it was very cold.   Brrrr!


It was a pity that Tom could not join us on the day however travelling with Diane was a lot of fun. We shared lots as we travelled on the Cape Peninsula marveling at all the views along the way. All in all the one on one experience of travelling with someone as friendly as Diane really made for a wonderful day on my behalf and I can but only hope the same could be said by Dane about her day experience.



Received 19 October 2007



We just got home yesterday after a 30 hour trip- 22 of which was in a plane! Thank you so much for making my trip to Capetown so memorable. I loved the photos. It is obviously cold up there on the Mountain! I, too, am sorry that Tom missed the tour most of all because he missed the time with you and all the information you shared about your beautiful city, the political and economic climate, and your hopes for the future of your country. 

We continued on our journey the following day. We successfully drove to the winelands in spite of a bit of trouble with our rental car. Upon our arrival in Franschhoek we discovered the remote for the car did not work and they sent a new, better car!

What beautiful scenery in the Winelands. We did manage to visit many farms and enjoyed the wine very much. We liked the SB and the Bordeaux blends and had some very good Syrahs. We even finally had a good Pinotage at Moreson! I did get what turned out to be a bug from Tom and was sick the last day in the Winelands. Hope you did not get it!

We drove to Wilderness. We did manage to dine at Serendipity. It was a very good meal.

We also did lots of hiking and walking on the beautiful beaches in the Nature Preserves. The beaches are magnificent.  We drove to Port Elizabeth, flew to Joburg, and then home yesterday! 

Again thank you for helping to make my trip to your wonderful country informative and memorable.