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October 02, 2009

Families tour Cape Town South

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Two special gems at the Scratch Patch

Seven lucky families enjoyed a day out in Cape Town Tourism’s South region on World Tourism Day, September 27.

Khanizeni Tours provided the transport and Shafiek and Kader, the two drivers, safely transported all 28 enthusiastic passengers along the planned route. A couple of impromptu foosball games at the Muizenberg Visitor Information Centre and some skilful vuvuzela blowing preceded the departure. The vuvuzelas created such a stir that the children insisted on taking them along and so, wearing their colourful T-shirts, the group trumpeted their way from stop to stop.

The weather was of some concern but amazingly played ball and not a drop of rain fell until 15 minutes after the two tours were over!

The families enjoyed scratching for gems at the Scratch Patch at Mineral World in Simon’s Town, a walk with Baboon Matters to visit Georgie and his troop, and a visit to the Boulders Beach penguin colony. 

A brisk breeze presented a challenge to novice kayakers, so Kayak Cape Town, which had scheduled some seashore kayaking for the group, organised an additional boat trip with Simon’s Town Boat Company instead. Both groups got to enjoy a harbour tour in the Boat Company’s whale-watching boat.

Delicious lunches were provided by the Toad in the Village Restaurant at Noordhoek Farm Village, where the children enjoyed an after-lunch romp. At the Salty Sea Dog at the Simon’s Town Quayside, fish and chips were the order of the day.

The happy photos taken by June Edwards and Kader Hendricks on this memorable day say it all!

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The “whale criers” getting ready to board the whale-watching boat

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