South Africa

Trip Start May 27, 2006
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Trip End Jul 27, 2006


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Monday, June 12, 2006

The real photos are now here - probably best to 'view all' on one page (well 25 at a time...) as there are a few. We hope you like them.

South Africa we strongly recommend to you all, particularly at this time of year when there are not too many people at tourist sites, it has exceeded our expectations and been a wonderful start to our RTW trip. The people are friendly, the food/wine fantastic, sites spectacular and game plentiful.

Cape Town and the surrounding area is a mixture of city and natural beauty. We went up Table Mountain, walked around the National Botanical Garden, took a tour to Cape Point via The Cape of Good Hope and a beach with African Penguins and seals (stinky but lovely). We ate out far too often (thank god we haven't seen a set of scales for two weeks), had a lovely wine tasting day (you must see the photo of Rach passed out on someone's lawn at the end of it) and stroked Cheetahs (they purr!).

Johannesburg was a place where we were advised not to leave our hotel, so we booked a lovely one called Fairlawns and hid in their spa and restaurant for two days. We also met up with some extended family of Guy's for a meal. Our hotel before our flight to Hong Kong is not worth a mention...

Londolozi safari was excellent. We won't bore you with too much detail about animals (yet) but we have been blown away by close encounters with leopards, lions with 3-month cubs, elephants, giraffes, hippos and rhinos. The accommodation and food were five star gourmet standard (just too much - even if you miss lunch you're not hungry by dinner time).

Best wishes to you all.

G and R

PS
Here are some sites that show the kind of thing we've been doing:
www.tourismcapetown.co.za
www.cheetah.co.za
www.ccafrica.com
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lsn
lsn on

South Africa
Sounds great. Can't wait to see the picture of Rachel after the wine tasting! Very warm here too and hysteria is rising as we await the first England game this afternoon. Come on England! Love to you both. Love Chopper XXXXX

arthur~trillian
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Re: South Africa
The world cup fever is everywhere. We're now in Hong Kong where it is warm (and wet). xx

lindaw
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Great to hear from you both
The photos are amazing!! I am really envious of the big cat stroking episode!! You both look well although Guy makes you think the weather is warm, where as you Rachel give me the impression that the weather is really cold???? We are having some really hot weather here at the moment and some dare I say it THUNDERRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!! This morning, luckly Liz picked me up and brought me into work as my car is in for it's service (more money!!) Can't wait for the Hong Kong photos!!!

liam2
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Hotel Room !!!!
Hi chaps, It looks fantastic, although I have to say Robben Island 'Hotel Room' !! Are you sure? More like Robben Island 'Prison Cell'.
Take Care Den xx

kevr
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Caption Comp
Keep following lads. One of them there humans, I tell you. It was just round this corner, I saw some Guy with a Shaved Head.

arthur~trillian
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Re: Hotel Room !!!!
It is chick - where nelson mandela was held for 18yrs.

:o)

xx

kavajava
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caption competion
Hurry up lads, we're making good time on this sponsered waddle!!
(josh's entry)

kavajava
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caption competition
whoops girls, back in the water we seem to have got out of the water too soon - I'm sure this isn't the Arctic circle...

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