Neil, Lesley, Nick and Dan Partridge 

+ Teddy JJ

Derbyshire - UK

10 April 2006

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I met the Partridge Family as well as Teddy the travelling teddy bear (Adopted by the school where Lesley teaches) at the Holiday Inn at the Waterfront.

 

 

Dan, Lesley, Nick and Neil atop of Table Mountain

 

Doing the Table Mountain shuffle JJ

 

Teddy getting into the act on Table Mountain

 

In the cablecar

 

Dan in the combi vehicle

 

At Kalk Bay where we mete the fishing folk of the village

 

Having a great lunch at Kalkies

 

Teddy says hello to Just Nuisance in Simonstown

 

Jealous of Teddy the family also get in on the act. JJ 

 

At the penguin colony on Boulders beach

 

Nick and Neil coming off the penguin colony boardwalk

 

The Partridge family at Partridge Point near the Cape of Good Hope Reserve

 

At Cape Point

 

Teddy at Cape Point

 

 

Nick being admired by a Cape Point friend JJ

 

Teddy at the most south western point of Africa

 

The Partridge family at the Cape of Good Hope

 

Please click here to watch a video of Nick doing sabrage (in the wind) J on Chapmans Peak

 

Sunset on a rather windy Chapmans Peak


 

Day 2

Newlands, Ernie Els and Kayamandi

 

We started our day with a visit to the hallowed grounds of Newlands cricket and rugby. In the above picture we see the Partridge's at the very scenic Newlands cricket ground.

 

Teddy getting ready to go out and bat. JJ

 

At the Newlands rugby ground

 

Teddy cheers on the local rugby team.

 

With our guide John in the Newlands rugby museum

 

We travelled on to the Ernie Els where Neil compared his handprints with that of Ernie Els

 

Dan does the same measuring act as his dad.

 

Nick finds that he has the same size footprint as Ernie Els.

 

Teddy training to be a pro golfer at the Ernie Els farm

 

The Partridges at Ernie Els after we had enjoyed a wonderful cheese lunch on the patio of the winery

 

Dan practicing his swing while wearing a "terrible" t-shit top. 
Only an England rugby supporter would try and hit a golf ball without a club. JJJJ

 

After our visit to Ernie Els we travelled on to the township of Kayamandi

Tulile and Ati (Liy's daughters) meet Teddy

 

The Partridges with all of Lily's family in Kayamandi 

 

Having fun with the kids in Kayamandi

 

 

Playing soccer in the streets of Kayamandi

 

 

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Please click here to watch a video of the Lesley having fun in Kayamandi
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The next Premiership winners perhaps??? JJ

 

With Yolande outside her home in Kayamandi

 

Having fun with the Masakhane dancegroup at the Ikamva lethu centre

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After our visit to Kayamandi we had a light supper at De Zoete Inval in Stellenbosch before returning home to Cape Town.


The Partridge family were a most wonderful group to tour with. We had tons of fun at all times and what really was amazing was to se how well behaved the two younger partridges were throughout our journey. Both of them are gentleman par excellence and are going to go far in their lifetimes. Needless to say this all emanates from good parenting and in this regard Neil and Lesley really set a wonderful example throughout  our whole journey together. We had lots in common and shared much but overall what was most important was the fact that all 5 of us had a wonderful time together. The one disappointment of the whole journey for me was that Teddy never said a single word along the way. JJ

Thanks for a great journey

Neil, Lesley, Nick, Dan & Teddy


 

Received 30 April 2006

npartridge113@hotmail.com

Hi Selwyn,

We have been home a week now and still we can't stop talking about South Africa. Your website must have had so many hits from our friends, it's even been shown in Nicks form class at school. The boys are impressing everyone with the numbers tricks and Lesley's friends will never let her forget that dance routine on the streets of Kayamandi.

We all thank you for our 2 days in Cape Town, you started our holiday in a such an incredible way. You even ensured that the rest of our holiday was enjoyed to the full. The non T2 tips and restaurants went down a treat.

Looking back its hard to believe how we experienced so much in the 2 days with you, we certainly will never forget it. Dan's new life ambition is to go to Cape Town University. Whether he does we will see but I am sure he'll be back one day, he's determined.

On the Garden Route, Dan made a salient comment, he said "he thought he would have to see the holiday through just to get to the safari, but actually the safari didn't seem so important anymore" !! We knew exactly what he meant and agreed the sentiment.

In actual fact the safari was also breathtaking and better than we had dared hope for. Sitting amongst a pride of 9 lions all roaring at the same time got the hairs on the neck bristling.

We will continue to visit your website for details on how to sponsor a Kayamandi Kid - it will be nice to support you to continue to help them.

A very big thank you from us all for 2 of the best days in our lives,

Neil, Lesley, Nick and Dan.

PS Traveling Ted is already off on his next adventure.

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