George, June and Gillian Morris.
Broxburn - Scotland

5 January 2004

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While visiting Cape Town Gillian contacted me when after reading some of my reports on Fodors.com and we decided to do a Cape Winelands tour together. I fetched Gillian, George and June from the St. Francis Hotel on the ay and we proceeded on our Cape Winelands journey. 

 

We stopped at the Afrikaans language monument. In the picture we see June. Gillian and George dwarfed by the monument. JJ  

 

After our visit to the Afrikaans language Monument we stopped in at Cotage Fromage for brunch

 

June, George and Gillian in front of Cotage Fromage

 

Gillian decided to bring her twin into the act at Cotage Fromage.JJ 

 

We travelled on to Avontuur winefarm where as can see from the picture a winetasting was enjoyed by all.

After our visit to Avontuur we spent quite a while in Stellenbosch looking at some interesting spots in the Town. Thereafter we moved onto Kayamandi for a visit to the township.

 

 

We had great fun watching these intrepid go karters "doing their thing" on the slopes of Kayamandi.

 

We joined Bani Bagosto for a fun filled choral event

George strutting his stuff  JJ 

 

Not to be outdone June and Gillian joined in too. JJ 

 

The Morris's having fun with the kids of Kayamandi.

After our visit to Kayamandi we travelled to Moyo where we had a wonderful evening as the next pictures show.

 

 

After our evening at Moyo we returned to Cape Town and decided to do a Cape Peninsula tour 2 days later.


7 January 2004

Peninsula Tour

Gillian enjoying the wild water at Muizenberg while H\June ebnjoyed the same scenes from the back window.

 

We stopped for a light meal at the Money Tree Restaurant in Kalk Bay

 

The Morris's enjoying the comfortable seats of the Olympia Theater in Kalk Bay

 

June, Gillian and George admiring Just Nuisance in Simonstown

 

At the penguin colony where the wind was blowing ferociously hence George's turnaround cap

 

June and Gillian at the Penguin colony

 

Wow the wind was blowing hard at Cape Point!  JJ

 

After leaving Cape Point we stopped in at the curio market outside the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

 

Bargaining at the market.

 

On our way back to Cape Town one of our last big stops was at Chapmans Peak where I took this photo of Gillian with Hout Bay in the background


These three folk were amongst the most sociable and humble people I have had on tour with me. They were wonderful to have in the vehicle as company and what more can I say other than "a BIG HUGE THANK YOU from me to June, Gillian and George for simply being such wonderful human beings as well as such magnificent company while we explored Cape Town and its surrounds

What a wonderful pleasure this whole tour was!

BIG THANKS TO THE MORRIS"S


Received 17 January 2004

Hi Selwyn

Thank you so much for your lovely message. We are all in agreement that our 2 days with you was the highlight of the first 2 weeks of our holiday. We saw so much with you and learnt an awful lot about your wonderful country. 

Our final week was spent with Dads sister and her family and they were laughing at us telling them all this stuff about their adopted country. We had a great time with them, touring in our Condor up to Worcester, Hermanus, through Bains Kloof Pass and the Huguenot Tunnel out to Blouberg Strand for the fabulous views and round Kirstenbosch. We actually did quite a lot in our final few days.

The photos on your site are wonderful, friends have been telling me how strange it was to see photos before we got back! I did try to call you a few times yesterday but unfortunately was not able to catch you. I do hope we can stay in touch as we would like to talk you into tasting the real deep fried Mars Bars for yourself and visit our fabulous country!

We've literally just arrived home after our 18 hour journey so I'll sign off for now as my brain is tired!
I'll be in touch soon as there a few things I would like to chat to you about.

Gillian


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