Meredith Mendel        Dan Wolf
Meghan Wedehase   CJ Sandusky 

Chicago & Washington DC- USA

20 June 2004

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I met the foursome of friends at Cape Town airport and after we became acquainted I took them to their place of stay viz. Craigrownie Guesthouse. After settling in at their guesthouse the foursome walked to the cape Town waterfront where they had dinner and then returned back to Craigrownie for some well deserved sleep and rest.


 

Day 1
22 June 2004

Cape Peninsula

We started our tour with an ascent of Table Mountain as can be seen with Dan, Meghan, Meredith and CJ posing in front of Cape Towns most treasured possession.

 

Everybody had their chance to do "The Titanic" JJ

Seems as if Dan is saying "Hallelujah - I've arrived"  JJ

 

A happy windswept foursome atop of Table Mountain

 

We stopped in for lunch at The Barnyard where I took the above photo of Meghan and Meredith

 

At Muizenberg

In Musa Kamala's art shop in Simonstown 

After a short trip through Simonstown we visited the penguin colony at Boulders Beach where the following photos were taken.

 

Meredith found some friends on the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve JJ

 

Meredith, CJ, Meghan and Dan enjoying the vista at Cape Point.

 

Meredith with the Cape of Good Hope in the background

 

In the funicular on our way down from Cape Point

 

Great photo of the wonderful foursome taken at night at Chapmans Peak

 

We travelled back to Cape Town where we had a fabulous evening at the Africa Cafe as the next 3 pictures show.

 

 

 


Day 2
23 June 2004

Cape Winelands

 

We started our day with a trip along the Atlantic Seaboard where I took the above photo of the foursome with Camps bay in the background

 

We visited the Afrikaans language monument where I took this very spooky JJ picture of the monument with the foursome in front of it.

 

Having fun in the car!

 

Enjoying dried fruit from the Mooiberg Farm stall outside Stellenbosch

We moved on to Rust en Vrede winefarm where I took the next 6 photos.

Winetasting connoisseur! JJ

 

 

We stopped in at De Zoete Inval in Stellenbosch for a late lunch.

 

We travelled on to Kayamandi where the next photos were taken.

 

Having fun with Bana Ba Kgotso (Children of Peace)

 

Showing pictures to some of the kids of Kayamandi

 

Happy picture. JJ

 

Mzwake showing off Nyanga (his son) to the foursome

 

After our amazing journey through Kayamandi we travelled back to Cape Town where we went for a light supper to the Mugg and Bean Coffee shop in the Waterfront.

On arrival back at Craigrownie I had to say goodbye to Dan as he was leaving for Johannesburg the next morning. 

 


Day 3
24 June 2004

Cape Town - City tour

 

We started our day with a drive up to Top Road in Sea Point where I took the above photo

 

After visiting my apartment as well as Woolworths we stopped in at Pick and Pay mainly to have Meredith enjoy the experience as she loved browsing through supermarkets.

 

We travelled up to the Lion Battery where we witnessed the firing of the Noon gun and claimed the event to be in CJ's honor for her birthday the following day.

 

We found a local lady who took this photo of the four of us in Bo-Kaap with Table Mountain looming boldly in the background

 

Meghan and CJ enjoying themselves in the Osman's Spice shop in Bo-Kaap.

 

We visited the Mount Nelson Hotel where I took this photo of the Meredith, CJ and Megan in the ballroom of the hotel.

After our vsist to the Mount Nelson we went to Kuaia for a light lunch where after I took the threesome to the Jewish Museum where I sorrowfully had to bade all farewell.

 

WONDERFUL, ENJOYABLE TOUR

 

CJ, Meghan, Dan and Meredith were very interesting people to travel with in that they had seen much of the world themselves and that they were experienced travellers. They continuously had an inquisitive attitude as to what was happening around them and that made the tour a great one for me. Many a time we all looked back over our tour and in retrospect I personally realised how enjoyable this whole tour was mainly because of the easy going attitude of this wonderful young foursome.

What more can I say other than a
BIG THANK YOU
Meredith, Dan, Meghan and CJ.

 


I received two wonderful letters of thanks from Meredith & Meghan which they asked me to keep private. With Meredith's letter came the following 6 absolutely stunning black and white photos taken in the township of Kayamandi. I truly thought that these pictures were wonderful and am publishing them accordingly. Thanks Meredith for these great photos. Rest assured I will be passing them out to the people in the pictures.