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





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



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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