Lisa and Chris Jensen

Tiki Island - Texas; USA

11 May 2009

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Chris and Lisa flew into Port Elizabeth on 13 May and after being collected at the airport transferred to Lemon Tree Lane guesthouse. In the evening they went to Whickerwoods for dinner.



Day 2

Safari at Addo and Schotia


Chris and Lisa were picked up at 09h00 by their ranger (Ed) from Schotia  who took them to Addo Elephant park.  After lunch Peter joined Lisa and Chris as their ranger while they safaried around Schotia. The below pictures were taken while on safari.









Animals seen on safari

African Buffalo














Red Hartebeest












Some of the many flowers seen on the day







I met Chris and Lisa at Lemon Tree Lane on their return from safari. We became acquainted while enjoying some of Lisa's wonderful homemade Vodka recipe accompanied by biltong. After much discussion we all retired to bed so as to prepare for our next experiences on the following day.

Day 3

Drive to Knysna
Alje + Treetop canopy tour


We left Leom Tree Lane and made our way to Knysna

Our first stop was at Alje for lunch.

Enjoying Aljes great cheese lunch


Boela (Rhodesian Ridgeback) joins he party JJ


We travelled on to the Tsitsikamma adventure center where Lisa and Chris went on the Treetop Canopy tour as the below pictures show.























We visited the Bloukrans Bridge where were unfortunately too late to have Chris do the 216 Metres bungi jump.


After arriving in Knysna we visted Dell in her fantastic restaurant Firefly


Day 4

Travel to Cathbert


We left Overmeer after breakfastand went to the Knysna Heads

At the Knysna Heads



We stoipped in at the Knysna Oyster Company for an early coastal oyster lunch


After lunch we did the 500 Km journey to Cathbert country house passing towns like Albertinia, Swellendam. Roberstson, Worcester and Paarl.


Lisa and Chris enjoying dinner at Cathbert Country House


Day 5

Winelands and Kayamandi

We started day with a wine tasting at Backsberg where Nandi was very happy to help us


In amongst the barrels at Backsberg


With Ryk Melck and his Alsations at Muratie winefarm


Listening to Dewald at Muratie while doing a wine tasting


Talking to Lily in her Kayamandi home


Chris meets Onezwa in her shack home in Kayamandi


Enjoying a fabulous dinner at Le Bon Vivant in Franschhoek



Day 5

Drive to Cape Town

We left Cathbert House in the late morning and drove into Cape Town


We stopped in at Tribal Trends and had some shopping fun.


We left for Davids Guesthouse where I left Chris and Lisa before returning ;later on where we enjoyed a great sashimi dinner made for us by Yoshi at Saigon restaurant.


Day 6

Cape Peninsula


We started this day with an ascent of Table Mountain


Doing the Table Mountain shuffle JJ


Atop of Table Mountain


We stopped and had a great fish and chips lunch on the fish Hoek beach
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With Just Nuisance in Simonstown


At the penguin colony on Boulders Beach


The closest that Chris and Lisa could get to the penguins. JJ


Admiring views over False Bay from the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve


At Cape Point


At the most south western point of Africa


Collecting memento stones at the Cape of Good Hope


We returned to cape Town where we had our last meal together at the Cattle Baron restaurant
Here we see Lisa admiring her wonderful looking steak meal.


And then we unfortunately had to bade each other farewell. LL


We did have a great tour together  JJ

What a fantastic journey this was for me. Chris and Lisa were wonderful company for the whole time that we were together. They were a warm, friendly intelligent couple to travel with. What a pleasure it was to tour them on the Garden Route and Cape Town. Together we experienced many events which will become permanent memories to all 3 of us. In summary I honestly believe that both Chris and Lisa has as good if not a better time that I had on tour.