Ben Oostdam's 2004 South Africa Tour

and LINK



The Louws

January 16 -
February 11
Chris, Sanny, Jacques, Stephan, Poppie, Marty: Parow - Jackie, Rika: Franschhoek - Elize, Stiaan, Alwyne, Michele, Chaney, Worcester - Gussie, Suzan, Bloemfontein

Capetown 1

January 21 Desmond O'Shea, Victoria and Albert Waterfront, St.Georges Mall, , Louws, Parow

Capetown to Bloemfontein

January 22 - 23 Hex River, Laingsburg, Leeu Gamka, Beaufort West, Evelyn Qhu, Formula 1 Hotel, Vanessa Damon, Salt River, Three Sisters, Richmond, Colesberg, Orange River, Swallows, Bloemfontein, Suzan, Gus, Farmer's Market, Loch Logan Waterfront

Bloemfontein to Victoria West

January 26 Bloemfontein, Bethulie, Gariep Dam, Colesberg, Philipstown, De Aar, the Potgieters, Britstown, Victoria West: Wilma at "Die Pophuis" B & B, dinner with Roger at Apollo Theater + LINKS

Victoria West to Vanrhynsdorp

January 27 Victoria West dam, Loxton, diamond mine, Carnarvon, sheep, Williston, Gerda, dust devils, Calvinia, history, Nieuwoudtville (World's Bulb Capitol ?), Vanrhyns Pass, Vanrhynsdorp

to Doring Bay

January 27 Vanrhynsdorp, Vredendal, Lutzville, Olifants River, Strandfontein, Doring Bay + LINKS

Doring Bay

January 28 Doring Bay, Elizabeth, Elzette, Restaurant and B& B, Oceana, Johan Kamfer, crayfish, Rock Lobster tails, North Bay Fishing Co. Ltd, Feb.29, 1964 first visit

Doring Bay to Capetown

January 28 Doring Bay,private road, turtle, sheep, Lamberts Bay,dolos, Velddrif, Elands Bay,surfers, Kersbosstrand, whales, Vreedenburg, Saldanha Bay, Club Mykonos, Langebaan, kite-sailing, Capetown

Capetown 2

part A
part B
January 30by train from Parow to Capetown to meet Dr. & Mrs Rogers for lunch at Waterfront and fieldtrip to Seapoint

Parow to Simonstown

part 1: Parow to Kalkbaai
part 2: Kalk Bay to Fishhoek
part 3: Kalk Bay to Simonstown v.v.

February 4by train from Parow to Simonstown to meet Bob de Decker for lunch and to be shown house-with-Bayview for sale by Karen, real estate agent


(A) Capetown to Durban
(B) Umkomaas to Kevelaar
(C) Kevelaar to Sani Pass
(D) Sani Pass to Mooi Rivier
(E) Midland Meander
continued in right column
February 5 - 10

on the evening of Feb.11,
I flew back to the USA.
The few photos taken that day are shown under
The Louws and: Other Persons' Photographs
(F) Hilton to Kranskop
(G) Kranskop towards Stanger
(H) Stanger to Westbrook Beach
(I) Westbrook Beach to Durban
(J) Durban to Capetown

Some S.A. newspaper articles January and February, 2004
(mainly in Afrikaans)

Other Persons'

January 15 to February 12 These photographs have been E-mailed or "snail-mailed" to subjects before March 3
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