Bill and Karen Greene

Florida - USA

18 July 2003

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I met Bill and Karen at the Mount Nelson Hotel where they were residing in Cape Town. We spent a while getting acquainted with each other and after doing a very short little tour of the "Nellie" we started out on a winelands tour.

We started our Winelands tour by doing a mini city tour first and as we were unsure of what the weather was going to do in the next two days so we decided to seize the opportunity of first ascending Table Mountain

 

Bill and Karen atop Table Mountain with Cape Town in the background

 

The Greenes doing the "Table Mountain shuffle". JJ

 

We travelled out to the Afrikaans Language monument where I took the picture of Bill and Karen.

 

Karen flanked by king proteas at the Afrikaans language monument

 

We travelled on to Cotage Fromage in Simondium where we had a fabulous lunch 

 

We stopped in at the Cheetah foundation where we se Karen with 16 month old Zaza.

 

I took this picture of Bill and Karen in the Rust en Vrede winefarm wood maturation cellar

 

After our visit to Rust en Vrede we travelled to Stellenbosch where we did a short tour of the quaint town. Thereafter  we made our way back to Cape Town.

 


Day 2

Peninsula Tour

We started the day with apprehension as it was raining slightly. I decided to travel for as much as the morning allowed on the Table Bay side of Table Mountain in the hope that the weather would clear fro us to have great views in the afternoon of the false bay side of the Peninsula. This plan certainly paid off as the weather cleared in the afternoon.

 

We first travelled to the University of cape Town where we did a short tour of the campus. We then moved onto sacs school where I took the below picture of Bill.

 

We stopped in at the Moneytree restaurant in Kalk Bay where we has some wonderful lemon meringue and rooibos tea.

 

We moved on to the Gemstone factory in Simonstown where you can see from the above picture that it was "concentration timer" JJ

 

In Simonstown we stopped at Bon Appetit restaurant where we had a wonderful lunch

 

After our lunch stop we visited the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

 

A wonderful rainbow awaited us at Boulders Beach. J

 

We moved on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve where I took the next 4 pictures.

 

Bill and Karen with the Cape of Good Hope and Diaz Beach  in the background

 

The Greenes with Cape Point in the background.

 

Yup we made it to the most south western point of Africa!

 

Sunset at the Cape of Good Hope.

 

We returned to Cape Town and had a wonderful African feast at the Africa Cafe.

 


Wow! What a great tour this was. Bill was a very well travelled person who had so much to bring to the tour with his background of history and education while Karen filled in with her great love for animals and simply enjoying herself. All in all we had such a great time together in my city and it really was a pity that we could only enjoy each others company for a 2 day period.

THANKS FOR ALL
BILL and KAREN


Received 28 July

Hello Selwyn,

We're back in Florida, and I am back at work with the fondest memories (and photos!) of our visit to Cape Town.

Thank you for the trip report with photos, and for emailing the special photos to my boss and Janice Holland. The rest of our trip went well. Kalula Air was perfect, and we enjoyed our visits to Pretoria and Jo'burg. On our return, we were upgraded to first class on Lufthansa (because I fly so much on the Star Alliance), and guess what? One of the featured wines was the 1999 Rust en Verde Estate wine. Lufthansa certainly knows its wine! I took full advantage on the opportunity, and it brought back happy memories of our visit to Stellenbosch.

Karen and I want to thank you again for a most wonderful two days in Cape Town. We enjoyed every moment, and the weather was never a problem. Please feel free to use us as references for any future clients.

I will email my associate in Dubai, and he will probably follow up on the faculty opportunities in UAE I mentioned to you.

Again, thank you. I hope we will meet again in the near future. 

Regards, Bill

Dr. William Greene
International Education
Broward Community College

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