Sally and Guy Kirkpatrick

London UK

 August 2009

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I met up with Guy and Sally (son and mother) at Davids Guesthouse and we set off on our Garden Route adventure.

 

Guy and Sally with the "birdtree" behind them in Montagu

 

We stopped in at Clarke of the Karroo for lunch

 

 

We bnvsisted Ronnies Sex Shop just outside of Barrydale on our way to Ladismith

 

 

 

Enjoying kllapperbos along the way to Ladismith

 

 

 

We arrived at Mooiplaas Ostrich farm just outside of Oudtshoorn where we had a wonderful ostrich steak dinner


 

DAY 2

SWARTBERGE

 

Sally and Guy with the Swartberge (1500 metres high) in the background

 

Having fun in the Swartberge

 

 

 

 

So where is Guy in the picture below?

 

Look again!!

 

Guy reveals his position. JJ

 

 

 

Guy contemplates "going to hell"  JJ

 

 

 

Enjoying Don Pedros in Prince Albert

 

Sally finds a perfect mohair scarf at Prince of Tides in Prince Albert

 

We had a fabulous dinner at Pieter Cillia in Oudtshoorn


 

DAY 3

TRAVEL TO KNYSNA

 

Jo-Ann explains the Scarab process of making paper from elephant dung at Sacrab just outside of Sedgefield

 

 

 

Andrew of Scarab showing Guy and Sally how "his" printing machine works  J

 

 

We had a light lunch in Knysna at De Witte Huis

 

We ended our day with a fabulous meal at Firefly with Dell spending much time with us at our table


 

DAY 4

KNYSNA

 

At the Little Round Church on Belvedere

 

 

 

In the gardens of Belvedere Manor

 

 

 

 

At the Knysna Heads

 

 

 

Looking at different foods eaten by South Africans at Fruit and Veg in Knysna

 

In the afternoon we spent time on a fabulous yacht cruise on the Knysna Estuary

 

 

 

 

Enjoying Oysters at the Oyster Shack in Knysna

 

 

 

 

 

In the evening we had a fabulous dinner at Lush Restaurant


 

DAY 5

DRIVE TO PORT ELIZABETH

 

Viewing Plettenberg Bay on our way to Port Elizabeth
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We visited the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours and went on the Treetop Canopy tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We drove on to Port Elizabeth and to our place of stay viz. Lemon Tree Lane 

In the evening we had a wonderful dinner at Whickerwoods

 


DAY 6

SAFARI

 

On safari at Addo elephant park  and Schotia Game Farm

 

 

The real thing!!  J

 

Guy and Sally with their ranger Malcolm on Schotia game farm

 


DAY 7

TRAVEL TO CV

 

On our way to CV we stopped in to enjoy Alje's wonderful cheese lunch

 

 

 

 

 

Sally and Boela in some serious conversation. JJ 

 

Watching the bungy jumpers at the 312 Meter High Bloukrans Bridge. (Highest bungy jump in the world)

 

Sunset at Cape Vaccas

 

We stayed over at Cape Vaccas and did not want to leave the next day as our stayover was so wonderful


DAY 8

TRAVEL TO CATHBERT

 

We stopped in for some fantastic roosterbrood (roasted bread) at Albertinia

 

Aubreys diiner at Cathbert was a wonderful experience a Sally's face shows


DAY 8

FRANSCHOEK, HERMANUS AND CAPE TOWN

 

Last hour at Cathbert - What a wonderful stayover

 

 

Guy enjoying the corkscrew collection at the Old Corkscrew in Franschhoek

 

Fun picture of Sally taken in the Old Corkscrew antique shop

 

Winetating at Haute Cabriere

 

We travelled onto Hermanus where we saw few whales but were treated to two whales continuously breaching out of the water. Spectacular to say the very least.

We had a lovely lunch at the Ocean Basket in Hermanus before driving home is the pouring rain (our first bad weather on our whole tour) to Cape Town.

 


I had known Guy before we started this tour and I knew we would get on very well while were together. When I met Sally I just knew that the combination of the three of us together on tour was gong to be a hit and so it was. What a great experience it was for me to tour with this great mother and son team. We had tons of fun together while exploring the Garden Route. Much was shared and much was gained by all of us from one another which in turn made our journey together so much more enjoyable. Overall we certainly saw the Garden Route and had much fun doing so while we also enjoyed each others company all along the way. A perfect recipe for a great tour which this certainly was.

THANKS A TON
SALLY & GUY  

 


Received on 22 August 2009

 

Hi Selwyn

Here I am home again which feels a bit flat. Guy and I had the very best
holiday ever - thanks so much. I look forward to seeing all the photos on
ILoveCapeTown.com as the ones already there are a wonderful reminder of our trip.

Once more - it was great, you looked after us so well and I will remember it
for always

With fondest regards
Sally


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Selwyn,

I'm sorry it's taken me a while to send this but getting back to real life has been quite a challenge after such a fantastic tour.

You continually had me at a disadvantage as I'm used to knowing as much as I
can about things before I see them, and yet most of the experiences are your
own personal Garden Route secrets and so it made the experience all the more
fun. Added to that the enjoyment of your company made the tour the best I've had.

I can't thank you enough.

Guy

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