Jan and Herb Tanzer

Milli and Frank Richmond

Toronto - Canada

28 May 2009

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I arrived at where the Jan, Herb, Milli and Frank were staying, viz 40 Napier Street,  soon after they arrived in Cape Town on the 28th of May. My arrival was a surprise for them as I was only supposed to arrive to collect them to tour on the 29th. It did not take us long to become acquainted and as soon as they had settled into their fabulous apartment we set off on a quick orientation tour of Cape Town

 

We stopped in for a typical Cape Malay lunch at Zoerienas (a little hole in the wall type restaurant unknown to many in Cape Town) where Monica was very helpful in ensuring that the meal was a great treat.

 

I decided to ascend Table Mountain with the foursome as the weather forecasts for the next 4 days were not conducive to ascending the mountain.

Having fun talking pictures atop of Table Mountain

 

Frank, Milli, Jan and Herb doing the Table Mountain shuffle JJ

 

It was windy on certain sectors of the mountain as these pictures show

 

After our trip up to Table Mountain we drove via Camps Bay to Hout Bay and on returning stopped at Llandudno where we saw a fabulous Cape sunset.

Herb. Jan, Frank and Milli at sunset in Llandudno, Cape Town

 

Frank and Milli enjoying sunset

 

Jan and Herb enjoying sunset with champers obtained by me doing sabrage on a champgne bottle.

 

 

All of us.

 

Sunset in Cape Town

We drove back to 40 Napier St where I bid everyone farewell for the evening.


 

DAY 2

CULTURAL TOUR

 

We started our day, which was a rather wet, one at the Afrikaans Language memorial

 

We moved on to Kayamandi where we spent time and had lunch with Lily and her family

 

 

 

 

 

We moved on to the Ikamva Lethu Center where we watched and joined in with the kids dancing

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here to watch all dancing at the Ikamva Lethu Centre
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We walked through Zone J where we met many families and shared their lives with them

 

 

 

 

We visited the St Pauls Church where we joined in with the prayer evening

 

 

 

Please click on the above picture to watch a video of the Bana Bogotso Choir (Children of peace) practicing in one of their members homes
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We ended our day by having a wonderful fish dinner at the Ocean Basket restaurant in Cape Town

 

 


DAY 3

CAPE WINELANDS

 

We started our day by going to the Greenmarket Square flea market

Shopping on Greenmarket square

More shopping on Greenmarket square

 

And even more shopping on Greenmarket square. JJ

 

Having fun on Greenmarket Square with Michael the eggman.

 

We travelled to Muratie winefarm near Stellenbosch where we enjoyed a fabulous winetasting led by Henriette

 

In the Muratie Vineyards

 

 

 

 

Enjoying the winetasting at Muratie

 

 

 

 

We moved onto Zorgvliet winefarm on Helshoogte where we enjoyed the wonderful Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier that Faith offered us

 

 

The foursome on Zorgvliet farm

 

We stopped in at Bread and wine where we had a wonderful bread filled with feta and tomato lunch

 

At The corkscrew antique shop in Franschhoek admiring the wonderful collection of corkscrews.

 

After our visit to The Corkscrew we did a short driving tour of Franschhoek which included an stop at the Huguenot Chocolate factory. We then drove back to Cape Town.


DAY 4

STELLENBOSCH AND HERMANUS

 

We started our day by going to the Biscuit Factory market for breakfast

 

Enjoying all the delights of the wonderful food market

 

We bought some of the bun sandwiches seen being made in these pictures for lunch to be had later on

 

 

We travelled to Middelvlei near Stellenbosch where the foursome were introduced to Pinotage wines presented to us by Hester.

 

 

 

After a short drive through type tour of Stellenbosch we travelled to Gordons Bay and drove along the eastern side of False Bay 

 

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed the scenery with Cape Hangklip (Hanging rock) in the background

 

 

 

 

We found some massive swells in the sea at Kleinmond (Small Mouth) and could not resist moving close to the sea for a photo session. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After our visit to Kleinmond we made our way back to Cape Town where the Tanzers and Richmonds went for dinner to Gold Restaurant for a typical Cape cuisine dinner plus cabaret.


DAY 5

CAPE PENINSULA

Cape Town airport

 

Our first stop on our journey was at Muizenberg
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Having lunch at Kalkies in Kalk Bay

 

We met the local Southgate family who were celebrating a family birthday in Kalkies

 

Jan having fun with the fisherman folk of Kalk Bay

 

Walking in Kalk Bay

 

Jan meeting Just Nuisance in Simonstown

 

Milli looking at shopping potentials on Jubilee Square

 

We stopped in at the penguin colony on Boulders Beach outside Simonstown where the photos below were taken.

 

 

 

 

 

We moved onto the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve and Cape Point

Herb and Jan with the Cape of Good Hope behind them

 

Milli climbs the hill up to Cape Point

 

At Cape Point

 

Jan and Milli viewing Cape Point

 

Our last stop on this wonderful journey very aptly was at the Cape of Good Hope

 

 

 

After our visit to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve we went to the Spurs in Fish Hoek for dinner before moving on to Cape Town international where we unfortunately had to bid each other farewell.

 


This was an absolutely fantastic tour. The Tanzers and the Richmonds as a foursome were an absolute delight to travel with. We had tons of fun together and our tour was a non stop enjoyable event. We experienced much together and we continuosly spoke about what South Africa was about today. Our debates were contagious to say the very least. This was truly a fun a minute tour that will never be forgotten by me.

THANKS FOR ALL
JAN and HERB
FRANK and MILLI


A HUGE THANKS for your very generous donations to the Bani Bagotso choir and the children of Kayamandi

 


Message received on 2 June 2009

 

Please click here to listen to a message I received from Jan and Herb after their tour.

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