Stan and Stephanie Pastor

Florida  - USA

23 April 2006

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I met Stan and Stephanie at Welgelegen guesthouse. As they were having problems at the guesthouse we went in search of new accommodation and decided on the Portswood Hotel. After drooping off San and Stephanie's baggage off at the hotel we went on a short city tour.


Buying Proteas from the flower sellers in Adderley Street




Day 2

Cape Winelands


We started our day by travelling to Seidelberg Winefarm and stopping in at the Bronze art gallery.


On Seidelberg winefarm at the start of Autumn (Fall)


Stephanie having fun on the Seidelberg winefarm JJ


In the glassware factory on Seidelberg winefarm


We traveled to Franschhoek and did a short tour of the village.


On Helshoogte while driving to Stellenbosch


We stopped in at the Burnt Orange outside Stellenbosch where we enjoyed some Champagne in honour of Stan and Stephanie's 2nd wedding anniversary.


Stephanie at Ernie Els's winefarm



Stan and Stephanie at Ernie Els.
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Stan does a hand comparison with Ernie Els JJ


Enjoying Ernie Els's private tasting room on the winefarm


In the cellar at Ernie Els


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Enjoying a wine and chocolate tasting at Waterford winefarm

Day 3

Cape Peninsula


We started our day with an ascent up Table Mountain


Doing the Table Mountain shuffle. JJ


Stan and Stephanie atop of Table Mountain



In the cable car while descending down the mountain



At Muizenberg on our way to Cape Point


In the Kalk Bay harbour


Ahoy there! JJ

We stopped for a great fish and chips  lunch at Kalkies in the Kalk Bay harbour


At the penguin colony


Having fun at Cape Point. JJ


Yup we made it to the Point


Atop of Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background


Having fun with the chacma baboons at cape Point



At The Statues near Scarborough


Sunset on Chapmans Peak


We ended off a wonderful day with a fabulous meal at The Africa Cafe


What a wonderful couple Stan and Stephanie were to travel with. We shared lots together and had many long conversations about what we were seeing around us. Stan and Stephanie simply took all in their stride and enjoyed our time together immensely. Our total tour experience was a fabulous one as we had so much to talk about and so much in common that for me our  day together was not only a fabulous touring experience but also a great opportunity to become acquainted with a truly fabulous couple.



Received 5 May 2006

Dear Selwyn: 

We have finally gotten our life back to some semblance of order and find we miss our newly adopted city more than ever. Because of your meticulous attention to every detail, our visit to your beloved Cape Town will live forever as a highlight of our world travels. We'll remember our Anniversary on April 24th especially for the Protea we bought at the flower fair. Then the lunch at Burnt Orange and having you toast us with that special bottle of champagne. Your deft handling of the dagger to perform a Sabrage in order to break the top of the bottle off was worth the price of admission. We will keep the top of that bottle as a memento of our trip. The wine tasting at Waterford Winery and the picture of you laying prone on the ground in order to get the right shot of Ernie Els golf ball teed up at his vineyard will be remembered for a long time.It's hard to pick out our favorite moment with you at the helm during the Cape Town caper. Once again ,you have proven yourself the ultimate host to the most beautiful city in the world. Stephanie and I can hardly wait to start the trip again and to thank you for this wonderful memory. 

Stephanie & Stan Pastor