Jared and Kristi Meyers

Orlando Florida - USA

13 July 2003

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Day 1

Cape Peninsula tour

I met this wonderful couple at their place of stay viz. The Mount Nelson Hotel and after becoming acquainted we immediately set off on our Cape Peninsula tour.


Kristi and Jared with Muizenberg in the background


We convinced Jared to try the snoek fish cakes at the Moneytree restaurant in Kalk Bay J


Jared and Kristi at the Penguin colony on Boulders Beach in Simonstown


Cape Point will never be the same again. JJ


We stopped for lunch at Bordiesrif on the Cape of Good Hope reserve.


Having fun at "The Statues"


We travelled back to Cape Town via the Atlantic seaboard passing places like Hout Bay, Llandudno, Camps bay and Sea Point. We also stopped in at my apartment where Kristi and Jared met Bette. After this we returned to the Mount Nelson Hotel.

Day 2

Cape Winelands tour


We stated our Cape Winelands tour with a visit to Kayamandi where the following three pictures were taken.




After doing a tour of Stellenbosch we stopped at the cafe cat where I told Jared and Kristi the story of the cat in the Nerine Desmond statue.


We stopped at Bellissimo restaurant in Stellenbosch for a light sandwich lunch 


We traveled on to the cheetah foundation where I took the next two pictures of Kristi and Jared with Zaza.



Our next stop was at Rust en Vrede where I took this wonderful picture of this fabulous couple


Kristi and Jared in discussion on the magnificent winefarm


Lovers on the Cape Winelands JJ


Sunset in the Winelands


We travelled back to Cape Town and went to the Africa Cafe where we had a wonderful African feast to end our fabulous tour together.

Kristi and Jared  were a fabulous couple to tour with. They were very easy going and wanted to learn as much as possible about my wonderful city and its peoples. Together we had much fun together leaving me, and hopefully them too, with a fabulous memory of a great tour.




Received 15 July 2003


You are the Michael Jordan of tour guides! Our two days spent with you are ones we will never forget. You are a true gem and Cape Town is lucky to have you! 

Jared and Kristi


Received 31 July 2003 

Hi Selwyn:

Thank you for such kind words! The feeling is mutual. Jared and I still 
feel so lucky to have had you share your gifts and time with us. 

After 32 hours of travel, we arrived home yesterday. Our time spent with 
Africa is something we will never forget. It just plain took my breath away. 
After we left you at the Nellie, we spent the next day at the waterfront 
shopping away for souvenirs. I got myself a djembe which was the purchase of the trip! 

The Blue Train was great. There were only 16 people on board so it was very quiet. We stayed a night in Jo'burg but did not see much of the city.

Mala mala was fabulous! We stayed at the Kirkmans kamp which was a lot less formal than the main camp. We met a great Welsh couple who provided constant  entertainment. Our ranger was great and we got to see more animals than we  could have imagined. Having dinner under the stars...perfection!

Botswana was equally great. We were the only people at the first camp we stayed at so the service really couldn't have gotten better. We had elephants visit us in the middle of the night and were awoken by the sounds of hippos  'laughing'. The mekoro ride was a unique way to see the bush. The animals really 'cooperated' and we saw everything we had hoped to see. 

There really aren't enough superlatives to describe our experience in Africa. Traveling with you made it all the more special! You must keep in touch!  Promise that you  will let us know when you are in our neck of the woods. You can let Jared and I 'tour' you around our city. :)

Thanks again for everything, Selwyn.


P.S. Jared and I have some footballs we want to send to Kayamandi. Should we send them to you? If so, I need your address. :)