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

 

Blesbok

 

Elephant

 

Gemsbok(oryx)

 

Giraffe

 

Impala

 

Lion

 

Red Hartebeest

 

Rhino

 

Tortoise

 

Warthog

 

Wildebeest

 

Zebra

 

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

BUT

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.

AWESOME EXPERIENCE!.

THANKS A TON

LISA and CHRIS