Cliff & Wyndy Sloan
Tyler, Luke and Chet Sloan

New York, USA

19 February 2007

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I collected the Sloan family at the President Hotel in Sea Point and from the minute that we met each other I just knew that this was going to be a great tour.

 

Chet and Luke (twins) at their table at the Africa Cafe where we spent our first dinner together.

 

Tyler in the Africa Cafe gift shop

Luke surrounded by lots of colours in the Africa Cafe gift store

Wyndy and Cliff trying out a necklace while the Sloan kids have fun in the Africa Cafe gift store

Chet having fun


20 February 2007

Day 2

Winelands and Kayamandi

 

Wyndy having fun with a marmoset at the butterfly farm in Simondium

 

Having fun with the marmosets

 

Enjoying a funny moment at the butterfly farm

 

Luke deep in thought. JJ

 

The Sloan kids with a Cape Angulate tortoise at the butterfly farm,

 

Feeding the rabbits

 

Feeding the billy goats

 

 

Chet and Tyler on the Jungle Jim at Cotage Fromage where we had a lovely cheese lunch

 

After the meal at Cotage Fromage the Sloan kids play while.....
mom and dad pay the bill. JJ

 

 

Enjoying berry smoothies at Hillcrest berry farm

 

 

The twins having fun in Stellenbosch. JJ

 

The twins being made to look very small by a huge tree we found in Stellenbosch

Shopping in Stellenbosch

 

After our visit to Stellenbosch we moved on to Kayamandi

Listening to Lily in her Kayamandi home

 

Tasting Lily's wonderful food

 

Outside of Lilys home with the wonderful view that can be seen from Kayamandi in the background

 

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Please click here to watch a video of the Wyndy, Tyler and Chet dancing with the Masakane dancers
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ballroom dancing classes at the Ikamva Lethu Centre

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The Sloan family with some of the wonderful folk we met at the Ikamva Lethu centre

 

With Johannes and friends at his shack home

 

Tyler from New York meets Liesl from Kayamandi.

 

Watching a male choir in the streets of Kayamandi

 

Luke having fun with the kids of Kayamandi

 

Chet enjoying his time with the kids of Kayamandi

 

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After Kayamandi we ended our day with dinner at De Zoete Inval in Stellenbosch where Chet made very short work of a huge fruit pancake JJ


21 February 2007

Day 3

Cape Peninsula

 

 

The Sloans with False Bay and Muizenberg in the background

 

Cliff and Wyndy enjoying looking around at "The Potters Way" in Kalk Bay

 

 

We had a great fish and chips lunch with many locals at Kalkies in the Kalk Bay harbour

 

 

 

At the Boulders Beach penguin colony in Simonstown

 

Enjoying ice creams in SImonstown

 

Cliff relaxing while some giraffes look on curiously. JJ

 

The Sloans at Cape Point

 

Looking upward. JJ

 

A very casual Sloan family at Cape Point

 

Look at the new addition to the Sloan family on the roof of our vehicle. JJ

 

This Chacma baboon seems to be saying "Hello brothers and sisters from America".  JJ

 

Chet having fun with the Chacma baboons

 

Tyler having fun at "The Statues" outside of Scarborough

 

Hamming it up at "The Statues"

 

The "giraffed" Sloan family 

 

Cliff posing next to his sign" at Misty Cliffs.

 

We travelled on via Chapmans Peak and the Atlantic seaboard back to Sea Point.

After our arrival in Sea Point we all went to Sauls Mediterranean restaurant for dinner.


23 February 2007

Day 4

Table Mountain

 

 

The Sloans on Table Mountain

 

The Sloans and Selwyn on Table Mountain

 

On Table Mountain we did "Sabrage" and everybody toasted each other with champagne

 

The Sloan family from New York say goodbye to Cape Town by doing the Table Mountain shuffle.


What an awesome, awesome family the Sloans were to tour with. It was a fun a minute ride for all on board and in the process much was learnt about Cape Town.  Together we shared so much and did this all in the most enjoyable manner. This was a ride of a lifetime for me and it is going to be very, very hard to forget my time with the Sloans from New York. A really "shop" tour. JJ

 

THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL TIME  WE SPENT TOGETHER

CLIFF, WYNDY

TYLER, LUKE AND CHET


Received  7 March 2007

 

Selwyn, my friend.

Thank you so much for your heartfelt note. It was very much appreciated and very moving. I continue to bask in it's afterglow.

I want you to know that the bond we formed with you--the emotion and
affection that you so eloquently expressed-- not only touched us as human
beings, but elevated our Cape Town experience and the richness our trip
beyond our wildest expectations. My kids absolutely ADORE you. Your ability to charm, engage, entertain, command their respect and simultaneously educate them was an amazing site to behold. I honestly cannot remember anyone who made such "fast friends" of them in the absence of presents or bribery. There was immediately a void felt by the entire family when you were "gone"  You are a presence to be reckoned with!

I, for one, was extremely moved by the way you cared for us when leaving the wedding. As I said to Wyndy when we drove off, "Selwyn is a mensch of the highest order."

I must confess that I was quite nervous when the first few stops of our trip
went from butterfly farm to cheese restaurant to smoothie store. BUT THEN THE TOWNSHIP JUST TORE THE ROOF OFF. The enjoyment and richness of my trip just skyrocketed at that point and it never let up. If you¹ll pardon the cliché, they are memories that I'll cherish forever. Simply
irreplaceable. "Shop!"

Our only regret is that we never got your ass at a blackjack table. (-:)

Go well and in peace.

I hope that somehow our paths will cross again.

Should you ever need it, remember that you've got 5 good friends in NYC.

Warmest Regards,

Cliff Sloan
Chief Executive Officer
HOTSAUCE
95 Morton Street
New York, NY 10014

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