Sally and Guy Kirkpatrick
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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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
With fondest regards
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.