Oli Winton and Sophie

London - UK

16 February 2006

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I met Oli and Sophie at Atholl House and after looking through the guesthouse with them we set off on a WInelands/township journey


We stopped in at Maidens Cove and took the above panoramic photo of Oli and Sophie in front of the 12 Apostles Mountain range.
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Sophie and Oli at Maidens Cove with a very clear view of the heart of Camps Bay in the background


Panoramic picture of Sophie and Oli taken at Plattekloof.
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We vsisted Kayamandi where we met Sama, Liesl and their teacher Funeka at the Stars of Tomorrow creche.


Having fun with the kids at the Isibane Sempumulelo creche



We stopped for a light lunch at the L'Olive restaurant  in Stellenbosch


We saw some zebras on the way to Spier winefarm

We visited Spier to go to the Cheetah Foundation where the below pictures were taken


We returned to Kayamandi and visited Zone J where Oli had a reunion with Samkela who had stayed with Oli's London based mom 3 months ago 

In Samkela's bedroom


In the loung in Samkela's shack home 


Oli met Yoalnde at her home. Yolande had also spent a week with Oli's mom in November.


Sophie and Oli with Yolandes family (Her mom was still at work)


With the kids of Zone J



With Nombulelo while she was having her hair done.


Sophie with the "unknown cat of Camps Bay" JJ


 Day 2

Cape Peninsula


We started out our day with a stop at Just Nuisance's statue in Simonstown


At the penguin colony


In the shop outside the penguin colony


Lunch at Seaforth near the penguin colony


Funny signposting in Simonstown JJ


Simonstown as seen from the top of Red Hill


At Kommetjie near the Slangkop lighthouse



Enjoying Chapmans peak in quite an unusual photo. 


Leaving Chapmans Peak - The tour was a great experience!

Oli and Sophie were great to travel with. Oli lived up all the expectations that he left behind on his previous trip to Cape Town and we had many inetersting discussions in the car about a host of relvant topics. This really was a wonderful young couple to travel with and I can but only yearn to have similar folk travel with me in the future.



Received 18 February 2006

Dear Selwyn

We arrived home early this morning with wonderful memories of a fantastic 
trip to Cape Town, much of which is down to the two great days we spent 
touring with you. We wanted to say a huge thank you for everything from the 
penguins and cheetahs to the excellent and well needed plain sandwich in 
Stellenbosch! Of course, Kayamandi was also a very meaningful part of our 
holiday and we both fully intend to help with a project or two in the near 

As well as saying a huge thank you, we also wanted to send lots of photos. 
As requested I am sending one from outside L'Olive in Stellenbosh, but also 
thought I would send others pics (mainly the cheetas) that I do not think 
you took with your camera too. If you want any of these in higher resolution 
(I have compressed them) or any others than I have not included, please let 
me know.

Also, when we came to pay at Atthol House, it emerged that my memory had let 
me down and the room was 150 not 180 a night. Even better than we thought. 
They also included wine in the 15 a head for dinner, which we thought would 
be an extra. You ought to definitely try it out one night and then start 
recommending them, I think mum and dad will stay there in October too.

And finally, just to let you know that both Blue Danube restaurant was 
absolutely fantastic, and also that the driver on the way back to the 
airport was a vast improvement on the tip-grabber we had on the way. I think 
the good driver was called Bruce.

Many thanks once again for two memorable days, which certainly eclipsed 
United losing on Saturday morning. Next time we can do Cape Point, the 
Jewish Museum and high tea at the Mount Nelson!

Our kindest regards and best wishes.

Oli and Sophie