Debbie and Richard Wynd 
in South Africa

continued

 

Day 8 

16 July 2005

Ostrich farm, Swartberge, Prince Albert and Meiringspoort

 

We started our day with an organised tour at the Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farm where Jess was our guide

 

Having fun with the billy goats

 

Lunch is served. JJ

 

 

 

Those eggs just would not break! JJ

 

 

Hey Mr.Ostrich we are going that way!  JJ

Please click here to view a video taken of Debbie doing some ostrich riding
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Enjoying the great scenery from the Swartberge

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the top of the Swartberge

 

 

At the base of the mountain range 

 

 

Debbie dwarfed by the huge mountain range

 

Street lunch in Prince Albert

 

At the petrol station in Prince Albert

 

Dinner at Jemimas in Oudtshoorn

 


Day 9 

17 July 2005

Back to Cape Town

 

The Wynds just before we left La Plume
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Debbie admiring the magnificent Swartberg Mountains just before we left for Cape Town

 

We travelled through Calitzdorp, Ladysmith, Montagu. While in Roberston we had lunch at Saddles restaurant and then moved on to Cape Town

We had a great  crayfish dinner at Panama Jacks 


Day 10 

18 July 2005

Cape Peninsula

At Muizenberg

 

Making acquaintances with Just Nuisance in Simons Town

 

 

Window shopping in the Simons Town mall

 

Having fun at the penguin colony at Boulders Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had lunch at the Seaforth Restaurant outside Boulders beach and as per a request from Rosayne in Melbourne we took some close up pictures of our meals

Giant prawns

 

Seafood Curry

 

Strawberry coupes for three!

 

Debbie having some coupe fun. JJ

 

We had a wonderful time at Cape Point

At the Point

 

Having fun in the funicular

 

Yup we made it!

 

JJ

 

Meeting the Chacma baboons

 

Brr!    It was cold at Chapmans Peak

 

We ended our day with a wonderful pasta dinner at the Pasta Factory 

 


Day 11 

19 July 2005

City and Kayamandi township

We started our morning tour of the city by visiting the Mount Nelson Hotel

 

After travelling around the city we went to Zoerinas for a wonderful Cape Curry lunch

 

We travelled to Stellenbosch where we visited the township of Kayamandi

Debbie having fun with the kids in Nosandile's creche

 

Please click here to view a video taken of Debbie playing with the kids in Nosandile's creche
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Kayamandi acrobatics. JJ

 

Meeting Temba at his shack home with his fellow computer music makers

 

 

Tripe was on the menu for dinner that night!   JJ

 

Please click here to view a video taken of the dancers at the Ikamva Lethu Centre
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With Shumi Ndlebe in her Kayamandi home

 

 

Meeting Lily Nqexana in her home

 

Enjoying Bana Bagotso *Children of peace

 

Please click here to view a video taken of Bana Bagotso at the Ikamva Lethu Centre
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A picture of some of our food at the Africa Cafe especially taken for Rosayne.  JJ

 

Enjoying our meal at the Africa cafe


 

On 20 July Debbie and Richard enjoyed a free day to roam around Cape Town.

 

On 21 July Debbie and and Richard departed from Cape Town to travel to Durban

 


Richard and Debbie were fabulous to travel with and all in all we had a time together that will be very hard to forget. We experienced and enjoyed so much of the Western Cape area that looking back via the pictures on this site it is hard to believe that we did so much qualitatively (and "eatingly" JJ) with so much enthusiasm. This truly was a journey to remember and I cannot thank Debbie and Richard enough for sharing the whole experience with me.

Debbie and Richard if there ever was a dream holiday in your lives then I think you can look back at your Western Cape stay and recognise that you certainly experienced it.

 

Debbie and Richard
thank you so very very much.


Received 13 August 2005

Hello Selwyn,

Just writing you a note to let you know we have arrived safely home. All the photos are safely loaded and backed up (6.3GB of photos - about two and a half thousand at last count!). I wish to thank you for the wonderful tour you provided while we were "down south". It was the highlight of our stay in Africa and we greatly enjoyed our time with you. You covered everything we wished to see and do and more. It gave us a much greater appreciation of the life and culture of the various peoples of South Africa. Though I must say we each have come home about 5kg heavier thanks to your tender loving care! All our friends have high praise for your website and felt it was a great way to keep in touch with our travels.

Also to let you know that customs confiscated the elephant dung paper cards which I bought at Knysna. Apparently elephants carry some pest or other that isn't killed by the boiling process during paper making - so let any of your other Aussie tourists know that they can't be brought back into Aus. 

Richard has continued to try to chase down the problem with the corrupted photos in the storage unit - he downloaded updated firmware but the problem still exists. Back to the company for more advice.

That's the end of our travels for another year - now to start boring our friends with all the photos we took. Hope you are well. Happy touring and "Gee whiskers"

Regards

Debbie and Richard


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