Lisa H
Sylvia I

Jeff A

Chicago and Florida - USA

12 August 2006

Please click your browser refresh key in case some pictures dont load

 

I met Lisa, Sylvia and Jeff at the Cape Grace Hotel and we immediately set off on a Cape Peninsula tour with Table Mountain being our first stop as the weather was conducive to an ascent of the mountain.

 

Lisa, Sylvia and Jeff atop of Table Mountain

 

Taking in the view at Muizenberg

 

 

Lisa at the penguin colony on Boulders Beach

 

Sylvia enjoying the penguins at the penguin colony

 

Sylvia mumbles "Now why dont these penguins stand still"? JJ

 

Lisa enjoying the colony

 

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

 

Sylvia and Lisa on the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve. Look carefully and you will see a 20 strong herd of eland in the background

 

Sylvia and Jeff at Horseshoe Beach on Misty Cliffs

 

Lisa at Horseshoe Beach

 

Mom and daughter with Horseshoe Beach in the background

 


Day 2

Atlantic Seaboard

City tour

Robben Island

 

We started our day with a drive all along the Atlantic seaboard

 

Sylvia in the Bo-Kaap with Table Mountain in the background

 

Lisa doing some window shopping in the Waterfront before going on the journey to Robben Island

 

I left the threesome and they went on the Robben Island journey whereafter they spent time in the waterfront


Day 3

Cape Winelands

Transfer to Grande Roche

 

Jeff doing shopping at Tribal Trends

 

Sylvia proclaims the choices at Tribal Trends to be amazing. JJ

 

Lisa thinks "decisions decisions" at Tribal Trends JJ

 

King Jeff Andrews - African King for the day  JJ

 

Lisa in the parking area at Avontuur winefarm

 

With the wine tasting staff  at Avontuur winefarm

 

Taking pictures at Ernie Els winefarm.

 

After our visit to Ernie Els winefarm we travelled and toured through the town of Stellenbosch before moving on to Grande Roche in Paarl

 


Day 4

Cape Winelands

 

On this day I met the threesome at Grand Roche. We first stopped in at Seidelberg winefarm whereafter we moved onto Franschhoek where we explored the town and had a delightful lunch at Le Petit Ferme. Thereafter we returned to Grande Roche where we bade each other farewell as Lisa, Sylvia and Jeff's journey would be continuing on the safari portion of their journey the next day.


Overall I had one teeny problem with this great threesome and that is that they were difficult to photograph on tour as they were constantly doing their own photography.  JJ  As much as this might have been a problem so wonderful it was to travel with Lisa, Sylvia and Jeff. We shared so much conversation about the similarities and differences as to where we all came from and in the process also had a great opportunity to see Cape Town and the winelands at its best. Overall our journey together was a great one which I gained a lot from and I can but only hope that the Sylvia, Jeff and Lisa did like wise from me.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR OUR 4 GREAT DAYS TOGETHER

SYLVIA, JEFF AND LISA.