Tony and Sue Nicholson
Ipswich - UK
8 May 2007
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I met Tony and Sue at their place of stay viz. The Radisson Hotel and after becoming acquainted we set off on a winelands /township journey
Sue and Tony at the Afrikaans Language monument where we found a wonderful king Protea in bloom
We visited the very rustic Muratie winefarm near to Stellenbosch where we tasted the wines & port on the farm
We travelled to Stellenbosch where we travelled and walked through the town. We stopped at the Townhouse Hotel where we had traditional bobotie for lunch before moving on to the township of Kayamandi
Having fun wit the kids in Nosandile's shack home
With the kids in Zone J
We returned back to Cape Town after our Kayamandi journey and went for a great meal to the Africa Cafe
We started our day with a drive through the southern suburbs of Cape Town inclusive of Muizenberg before arriving at Kalk Bay
With Gadija at Kalkies where we had fish an chips "the local way" J for lunch.
At the penguin colony at Boulders Rocks in Simonstown
Ton6y at the penguin colony with the horrendous building Cinnabar in the background near Muizenberg
Sue at the penguin colony
At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope (most south western point of Africa) in the background.
At Cape Point
Feeding the orange breasted starlings at Cape Point
On our way back Sue said we just had to take this picture at Llandudno so as to surprise her daughter and son in law back home. J
On arrival in Cape Town we went to the Jewel Tavern Chinese restaurant located in the Cape Town docks for dinner
Tony and Sue were extremely easy to tour in that they simply went with the flow and enjoyed all around them Together we had much fun and shared many bits of information with one another relative to our own places of stay. Both days that we spent together turned out to be splendid ones and even though the weather did not give us the opportunity to ascend Table Mountain (Tony and Sue managed this the following day) we saw as much as possible of Cape Town in a two day period. All in all this was a nice leisurely journey through the Cape Peninsula and its surrounds with two wonderful people from Ipswitch.
THANKS A TON
TONY AND SUE
A second thank you for your wonderful donation to help the children of Kayamandi.
Received 24 May 2007
We have just got home from a wonderful trip to South Africa. A
beautiful country on a magnificent scale. Thank you for setting our
trip off to such a good start with your company during our stay in Cape
Town. We were only with you a short time but my goodness we packed in a
lot of experiences and learnt so much.
We enjoyed the winelands with the trees just taking up the autumn hues
of gold and brown, the magnificent coastline, eating at out of the way
places and meeting local people, especially the children. The beautiful
old buildings in the university towns, the recounting of facts both
quirky and of historical interest brought it all to life. Your attention to such details made our trip all the richer and more memorable and helped us to understand the background that made South Africa what it is today. It was lovely to meet you and good luck in the Finals of the Wanderlust Competition.
Best wishes Sue & Tony