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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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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.
THANKS A TON
LISA and CHRIS