Debbie and Richard Wynd

Geelong - Australia

9 July 2005

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I met Richard and Debbie at their Stellenbosch apartment at 08h00 on Saturday morning. Richard had been on a computer education conference for the past week hence my having to pick the Wynd's up in Stellenbosch.  After becoming acquainted we started out on our Garden Route tour. We traveled via the N2 to Mossel Bay along the way.

 

We stopped for lunch at Mattsens restaurant in Swellendam. Here we see the Wynd's enjoying their first Don Pedros while on tour

 

Yum - Debbie enjoys her Don Pedro

 

We stopped at the Aloe factory in Albertinia where Hilda told us all about the aloe products that the factory produces

 

Enjoying JJ aloe juice at the Aloe factory.

 

We arrived at Cape Vaccas at 16h00. At 19h00 we had a wonderful dinner prepared before us by Katriena 
In the above picture Debbie and Richard prepare for their forthcoming stay at Cape Vaccas.


Day 2 

10 July 2005

Cape Vaccas

 

CHILL OUT DAY

 


 

Day 3 

11 July 2005

Cape Vaccas + Botlierskop + Knysna

 

Katrina, Debbie, Richard and Pieter in front of the cottage at Cape Vaccas

 

 

 

Signing up for quad bike riding at Botlierskop

 

Lady and gentlemen, start up your engines!! JJ

 

Richard and his bike

 

Debbie quadding on Botlierskop

 

Tree beware because Richard Wynd is in town!  JJ

 

Richard and Debbie enjoying their quad bikes

 

Giraffe siting on Botlierskop

 

Lunch at Botlierskop

 

 

Enjoying the Map of Africa at the Wilderness

 

Debbie admiring the local artist's paintings at the Map of Africa's 

 

We stopped in at the beachfront of the Wilderness as well as at Botha and Botha furniture factory. After these two experiences we made our way to Overmeer Guesthouse in Knysna

 

We had a wonderful dinner at La Loerie


Day 4 

12 July 2005

Knysna

 

We started our day with a visit to Scarab where paper is made from elephant dung. 
Here we see Patricia explaining the process to Richard and Debbie

 

Andrew explaining the printing process at Scarab

 

We travelled on to the Belvedere Estate where we stopped in at Lionel and Renay Booth for tea.
Debbie made friends with a Durongo wagtail a can be seen in the above picture

 

Renay and Debbie with the Knysna lagoon in the background

 

 

Debbie, Renay, Lionel and Richard enjoying the wonderful view of the Knysna lagoon
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Walking through the Belvedere forrest

 

At the Little Round Church on the Belvedere Estate

 

Having lunch at the Oyster factory

 

At the Knysna Heads

 

Taking in the wonderful views at the Knysna Heads

 

Having dinner at Firefly Restaurant

 

Inside the restaurant


 

Day 5 

13 July 2005

Travel to Port Elizabeth

 

I took this picture of Debbie and Richard on the Overmeer balcony before leaving the guesthouse in the morning

 

Richard playing Mowgli and Nemo at Overmeer

 

Debbie and Richard at Plettenberg Bay
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We stopped in at the Old Nick shopping centre before moving on to Natures Valley

 

Having fun on Natures Valley Beach

 

The Wynds having fun deciding on whether they should bungy jump off the Bloukrans Bridge

 

Getting harnessed for the treetop safari

 

 

Treetoppers do it in style! JJ

 

Debbie hamming it up for the camera. JJ

 

Flying inbetween the trees

 

Seems as if the name of the game is tree-hugging and not tree-topping.  JJ

 

After the Treetop safari we made our way to Port Elizabeth and arrived at Lemon Tree Lane at 17h15

 

We had dinner at Old Austria in Port Elizabeth

 


Day 6 

14 July 2005

Addo and Schotia

 

We visited the Addo Elephant Park as well a Schotia Game Farm on this day. With us being inside vehicles all the time while we were game viewing the taking of pictures was rather difficult. No matter what I did manage to capture the following photos on the day

 

Elephants and warthog on Addo

 

Debbie in the Land Rover on Schotia with zebra in the bacground

 

Richard in the Land Rover on Schotia with zebra in front of the vehicle

 

 

Debbie enjoying the Wildebeest and Blesbok on her right hand side

 

 

A great picture of Debbie with a marvellous rainbow that we experienced on Schotia

 

Having dinner at Schotia

 

On the day we saw elephant, warthog, red hartebeest and kudu on Addo while we saw wildebeest (blue and black) zebra, red hartebeest, kudu, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, eland, gemsbok (oryx), springbok, blesbok, impala, spring hare and of course magnificent lions on Schotia


Day 7 

15 July 2005

Drive to Oudtshoorn

 

We started off our morning with breakfast at Lemon Tree Lane

 

After breakfast we left Port Elizabeth and travelled via Jeffreys Bay, Kareedouw, Joubertina and the R62 to Oudtshoorn. This represented a 4 hour drive. On arrival in Oudtshoorn we went for lunch to De Fijne Kuiken.

 

Debbie and Richard enjoying one of the exhibits at the CP Nel Museum in Oudtshoorn

 

We had dinner at our place of stay in Oudtshoorn viz. La Plume in the evening

 


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