Paul and Marina Williams
Terry and Pat Simmons
Cornwall - UK
J "Life begins at 55 tour" J
22 November 2004
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I met this fun-filled foursome at the Cape Town airport and after cracking a bottle of bubbly we headed off to Cape Vaccas. While driving along the N2 it soon became very apparent to me that this group were going to be a great foursome to guide through the Western Cape.
We stopped in Swellendam where we went to the Koornlands Restaurant for lunch
Terry and Paul outside the front door of Koornlands with the Union Jack in the background.
Marina, Paul, Terry and Pat enjoying a good lunch.
Dessert is served. JJJ
Now what is the name of that bird? JJJ
Pat standing next to a sign that led to a really funny moment while we were in Swellendam
Dinner at Cape Vaccas.
After a long flight, long drive and quite a bit of strong beverages J everybody retired to bed at 10pm
Chill out day at Cape Vaccas
Lunch on the patio at the Cape Vaccas cottage
Terry says "Now Pat I suppose you know what I am going to do with this bone?"
I'm going to try and eat it! JJJ
Enjoying the Cape Vaccas Beach
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I saw Paul running around in the bush in the nude just before I took this photo. JJJ
The foursome starting their beach walk at Cape Vaccas
Enjoying the Indian Ocean.
On the beach.
Before dinner at CV
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In the evening we had a wonderful fish dinner at CV prepared for us by Katriena
Travel to Knysna via Botlierkop and on the Outeniqua Choe Choe
Before leaving CV we took this group photo with Pieter and Katrien
Terry and Marina just before we left CV
Having fun at Botlierskop Game Reserve. Sexy legs hey! JJ
Eating breadrolls at Botlierskop
Preparing for a quad bike safari with the ranger/guide viz. Johan
Pat giving it stick around the corners. JJJ
Terry coming up behind Pat
And they're off on a safari........
Some Eland seen on Botlierskop
Enjoying the buffet at Botlierskop
Pat taking a break after our visit to Botleirskop
On the Outeniqua Choe Choe
After the Choe Choe ride we went on a small shopping spree in Knysna.
Fun photo of Pat, Paul and myself
Marina having a great time shopping
Marina and Pat at the Knysna Heads
The foursome at the Knysna Heads
We returned home after our visit to the Heads where we enjoyed some Amarula on the Overmeer balcony.
Dinner at Le Loerie
Enjoying our regular evening ritual of drinking a mampoer (moonshine) on the balcony of Overmeer guesthouse
Brenton, Belvedere, Wilderness and Knysna tour
We started our day with an early morning walk on the Brenton
on Sea to Buffalo Beach. The foursome walked the 7km that can be seen on the
picture journey in 65 minutes.
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The foursome after conquering JJ the Brenton on Sea walk
At Dolphin Point in the Wilderness
The girls at Dolphin Point
After our visit to Dolphin Point we paid a visit to the Map of Africa
Enjoying the woodwork at Botha and Barnard Furniture manufacturers
Shopping at the bead factory at Scarab in Sedgefield
Paul says to Terry "How am I going to send this to my other girlfriend back home without Marina knowing about it" JJ while Pat, Marina and Dianne from Scarab share their own fun story
Having a wonderful picnic at Groenvlei Beach
The foursome at the Little Round Church at Belvedere
We met Rene Booth at her home on Belvedere (She had just arrived back from Australia)
Marina enjoying Cappuccino at the Bell Tavern at Belvedere Manor JJ
In the evening we had dinner at Serendipity in the Wilderness where the foursome were introduced to Musselcracker fish
Drinks at Serendipity got a bit tough at times as Terry's expression shows. JJ
The ladies enjoying Irish coffees at Serendipity
After dinner coffee at Serendipity
Travel to Port Elizabeth
We started our day by visiting Tsala near to Plettenberg Bay
Paul takes the role of the Makulu (King) at Tsala. JJ
Having fun shopping in the soap shop near Plettenberg Bay
The next three fun photos were taken at the lookout point at Plettenberg Bay
Shopping at the Old Nick craft village near Plettenberg Bay
Enjoying watching the weaving machines at the craft village
"Girlie talk" on the Natures Valley Beach JJ
Having fun on Natures Valley Beach
We bumped into a big troop of baboon at the troop of Natures Valley
Marina with Natures Valley in the background
Paul at the Bloukrans bridge. The arrow shows Paul reaction when I told him that he had to bungee jump off the bridge JJ
Terry's reaction to the tour this far! JJ
We moved on to the Tsitsikamma National Park where the following photos were taken on the treetop canopy tour
Being briefed by Stanford who was one of the foursomes Treetop guides
Marina being setup for the canopy tour by Ricky the foursomes other Treetop guide
Fingers up and ready to go!
Seems like they lost Terry along the way JJ
and then he showed up again! JJ
A rare sighting of a Knysna Loerie while doing the Treetop tour.
The whole squad on the treetop safari including Stanford and the young French couple who joined the ride.
After the Treetop adventure we stopped in at the Stormsriver Bridge for late afternoon coffee and cake
Seems like the foursome liked the cakes. JJJJJJ
Hat shopping at the Stormsriver Bridge with Megan being our assistant
We went to the Ranch Restaurant for dinner and ended our evening at Lemon Tree Lane with our normal ritual of mampoer
Addo and Schotia
We saw many elephants on the Addo Park
Pat, Terry and Elliot, our Eyethu guide viewing elephants on the Addo Park
Paul and Terry JJ photographing elephants at Addo.
We had a light picnic lunch at Zuurkops on Addo where the views were spectacular
After our 3 hour drive on Addo we moved on to Schotia Game Farm for a great game drive.
Terry views a giraffe on Schotia
Having a drink in between game drives in the lapa at Schotia
The girls in their safari truck with Johnny, our game ranger, driving the vehicle.
Paul approaches a rhino on Schotia. (On the land Rover - Did you really think he was that brave JJ)
We then went on a very exciting lion
encounter with the 8 lions on Schotia really keeping ius on our toes as can be
seen from the below photos
Dinner at Schotia in the lapa
Travel to Oudshoorn
Unfortunately I accidentally wiped some of my pictures of this
day off my disc
Sunset at Rooderandt
Dinner in the main room of Rooderandt Guest House
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