Rachel Wellen
Rachel and David Garonzik

New York and Philadelphia - USA

21 August 2009

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I met this wonderfully happy threesonme at Alta Bay guesthouse and it doid not takle long for us to decide that we should go on a Winelands tour for the day.

We first did some travelling through the city centre and therafter we moved on to the Fire and Ice Hotel where we shared much fun as can be seen from the pictures below.


Two Rachels hanging in a basket in the heart of Cape Town JJ



Rachel and Dave with one of the funny signs in the Fire and Ice Hotel


Having fun in the mock shark hotel lift




We stopped in at Solms Delta near Franschhoek for a winetasting



Rachel W does'nt seem to fancy the local booze.  JJ


With Steve who tool all through the winetasting


All four of us at Solms Delta


We moved onto Franschhoek and took the below pictures up on the Franschhoek Mountains hill above the village




We stopped in at the Bread and Wine deli for lunch


After lunch we travelled over Helshoogte to Stellenbosch where we did a car tour of the town. As a last minute decision we decided to go to the township of Kayamandi for an hour before returning home. The below pictures were taken in Kayamandi.



















What an amazing day it turned out to be while touring the two Rachels and Dave. This trio were definitely go with the flow type visitors to Cape Town and in a very adventurous way we enjoyed a fabulous experience while in the Winelands and its surrounds. We experienced so much and had much fun together. I most certainly had a wonderful  experience with this trio and I can but only hope that they felt similarly.  All in all for me this was a great tour where I had an awesome time with 3 fantastic young Americans. Great stuff



Received 26 August 2009

Thanks Selwyn,

The tour was fabulous and we loved every minute of it! 

Still trying to readjust to being back in Philly- the pics you posted were great and reminded me that we need to get back to Cape Town- we just didn't have enough time!

You were fantastic- and your brother the following day was amazing as well- please pass on our regards! We'll certainly be in contact as soon as we can swing the return plane tickets!

Rachel and Dave



I echo Rachel and Dave's thoughts...we had such a great day with you! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful knowledge about your city and country
with us. We had so much fun! I, too, am still trying to readjust to being back...it isn't easy, especially after such a great trip! Your pictures were great...thanks so much for posting them!

I hope to see you again in the near future...we certainly have all decided we would love to return to SA at some point!

All the best,