Yes, we both arrived back in the UK on separate flights about 45 mins apart on Tues. It was FREEZING when we got off the planes! We miss the blue sky, bright sunshine and wonderful scenery. The memories will stay with us for a very long time.
As for your tour – we were very impressed with the organisation of it all. We appreciated being collected from the airport, and enjoyed the short stay at the wash houses. The double hammocks and outdoor dining area, all at the foot of Table Mountain, added to the atmosphere.
You found a real diamond with Warren. He was very easy to get on with and we had a similar sense of humour. His knowledge of the mountain, it’s flora and fauna, were excellent, and he appeared able to judge the sort of trails to follow based on our perceived fitness.
Staying at the cottage was very special. Yes, we knew you weren’t supposed to swim in the dam but the water was lovely and cool!
The braai was great, as was the very drinkable SA red wine! The sunset and sunrise were spectacular, as was the view over the Cape flats (by day and night).
Day 2 was just as challenging, and I (Mark) found out I suffered from vertigo the hard way!
Descending the gorge was very challenging and hot, and reaching the bottom (firm, flat ground!) completed our hike.
We have given your numbers to Jane’s sister Elaine, who may be able to contact you (but we’re not sure what their schedule will allow).
We would recommend your company to anyone who asked, and would certainly use it again ourselves. To do what many South Africans themselves have never done was again quite special.
Please say hello to Warren (the maverick!) for us.
Mark and Jane