Peter Giddy Guided Tours Blog
Contact Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter has been actively taking people like yourself to a variety of interesting and enchanting places around the Eastern and Western Cape for the past three years.
I specialize in small or family groups. Wildlife reserves such as the Addo Elephant Wildlife Reserve; out of the way and interesting outdoor venues and activities.
- Private (Not more than 7 guests).
- Addo Elephant Park
- Kragga Kamma; Daniel Cheetah; Seaview Lion Park; African Dawn (Birds) and other Combo Tours
- Morning 2 or 3 hour hiking trail combined with a Kragga Kamma Wildlife Park.
- City; Township; Cultural and Historical Tours
- Tsitiskamma adventure tours; Plettenberg Bay beach walks; Bungy; Zip Lines; Segway; Storms River Mouth and Suspension Bridges; Monkey land and Birds of Eden. (Single Day or multiple days)
- Namaqualand; Historical; exploration and flower tours (August and September)
- Garden Route and Cape Town
- Ocean Safari
- Passenger Liner -- Shore Excursions.
- Horse Riding for both Experienced and Novice Riders
Contact Peter at email@example.com to arrange your tours to suite your individual needs.
Saturday 1st December 2018. I start the month off with a 10k run in Lorraine with Jenna as running partner. A bit of a windy morning but we have a great run, knocking off the kays in quick succession and Jenna runs a 10k PB.
Official Results from the Aspen 10k
Paulette 54 min
Jo Anne and Cindy 55min;
Kelly 5 min
Jenna Jeffries; Peter; Tom and John -- 60min (Jenna 60min and 5 secs.)
Geoff 61 min
Michael 63 min
Kenny and Bob 65 min
Sunday 2nd morning. I have a half day Addo for 7 Crew in my vehicle for the Europa. Afternoon Addo Tour for 7 crew members in Mark Heck's Peugot.
Monday -- Start the morning with a 1500m swim with Megan.
I have an Addo Tour with Thomas who is a Social Worker in Austria; Tamara and Velia from Switzerland and Remo (A policeman) and Cornelia (a Nurse) from Switzerland.
Tuesday 4th... Running 7k with Mike; Chris and Jenna.
A Kragga Kamma with Tiphanie Bourgios a nurse from France. We saw one of my most fascinating sightings of all time. A Black Headed Heron hunting. We watched this bird as he stalked a huge frog. We had no idea what it was that he was hunting but could see the intensity of the hunt and the careful precision of the Heron as he slowly slowly sought after and eventually stabbed at the long grass where the Frog clung for dear life. The Heron has this long piercing beak and he eventually pulled the Frog out from its hiding and stabbed it repeatedly until it was dead and he could begin to feed.
Load Shedding is becoming a real pain after years of no load shedding
I meet up with Hiller Kolnick who is a butcher at the Walmer Park PnP. He has Kosher foods and could possibly assist with future Kosher clients. I buy some King Prawns which Barbara and I have for supper. This is the first time I am cooking a supper in the new kitchen which is almost complete.
|The Ladies table with Dennis gate crashing|
Wednesday 5th... Start the morning with a 1500m swim with Megan.... The pool is almost empty of swimmers as there is a Hockey match there for the rest of the week.
I have a Wednesday hiking group from Maitlands Beach for about 2 hours. We then move over to Flo Zoetmulders beach home where we have a great braai and year end celebrations.
I receive a call for a City Tour ... I pick up these two Indian Men Father and Son who are here to visit Aspen Pharmacuticals.
Thursday 6.12.2018 -- Target Kloof run with Chris; Mike; JoAnne; David; Adrienne; Jenna; Pat and Ronel; Andrea and Kelly; Lindi. We run about 8km to 10th Ave and back up Target Kloof.
Josh and I drive to Sacramento to hike with the Thursday group but they had already walked and were having breakfast at Sappershoek. So we walk Retha's Trail and then Breakfast at the Sacramento restaurant. I receive a call for a City Tour which works out very well with Melanie who is Swiss on holiday for a few weeks. I take Melanie to Schoenmakerskop and then I walk the Retha's Trail for the second time today..
Friday 7th. MTB Cycle twice around Grey and Linkside. First cycle in a long time.
Daniel has his final Assembly.... As does Lynne Joliffe.
Saturday 8th. Chris picks me up and we run beach front. I run with Elmarie about 7k. Chris; Mike and Lindi follow walking and running. Mike and I swim.
I pick up a Quantum from Mark and then fetch Riana and Jacques DuToit for a Pumba Safari with their staff.
Sunday... I arrange to meet Kim and Kate for a Cape Recife Cycle. After the cycle Kim continues for another hour or so. She is getting super cycling fit.
Tuesday 11th... Back on track... Running 8km -- 11 000 steps..
City tour from Caitlin from the Beach Hotel. JT from Las Vegas. Looking around PE.
Ally has been ill the past few days and went for a Ultrasound and then blood tests. Now in Hospital for more tests. Suspected Appendix problem.
Wednesday -- I have a City Tour for NMBT Pass x 4 with Arshad and his family. We meet Mfuneko Ngam the Warriors Assistant Coach at St Georges Cricket ground. I visit Ally in Hospital where she spent the night and will be there a second night. I then pick up Moshe and Avrohom (Scuffy) who are from New Jersey and we shop for some Kosher food and then I drop them at their hotel where I meet some people who need a ride to their wedding venue in Draaifontein Road. Later that night I fetch them after midnight.
We visit the Carel Landman Monument.
Thursday -- Running 8km with the group. I have a flat tyre which I pump and then take the car to Supaquick. I take Moshe and Scruffy to Holsi Amakhala for a day safari. We stop at the Carel Landman on the way home. I swim 1500m before fetching Ally.
Friday ... Planned beachfront run is called off due to rain. A washout. In all ways.
I pick up Moshe and Scruffy. We start at Walmer Park where the Iphone place fixes Scruffy's phone. Then Kragga Kamma and we have Cheetah all around the car. They both go into the enclosure and pet Monty the tame cheetah. Then to Sacramento where they walk to the Whale Carcass and love the environment. We end the day climbing the Campanile and a visit to the PE Harbour. Arrive home all sweaty so rush to the pool and swim 2000m
Saturday 15th.... Run 8km and swim at the beach front with Chris; Lindi and Mike.
Addo with Vivian. 19 year old student doing a 6 month world tour starting in SA.
Sunday start the morning with a 15k cycle; Pick up Moshe and Scruffy for an Aiport Transfer. Addo with Katharina -- just qualified Computer science now world tour; Thomas -- App Designer for Apple; Sebastian -- Traveling with Randolf who has a travel agency in CT.
Monday 17th is a holiday after 16th falls on a Sunday. So we go to the beach for a run. MESS! The mess at the beach appears to be worse this year than in previous years. We meet at Millers. Andrea; Ronel and I run to Admiralty and up into the suburbs. We run back via Erasmus drive and 5th Ave for a 7kay.
Tuesday 18th. Running 7 kay with Chris; Liesl; Amanda and Lindi
Megan fetches me for a 1000m swim.
I have an Addo safari with Peter Wilson and his family -- Jenny and Suzie; Paula; Daniel and Matthew.
Swimming with Megan 1700m. Kini Bay hiking with Joshua; Aaron; Christian; Zara and Mia.
Thursday 20th. 8km Target Kloof run with Mike; Lindi; Liesl and Chris. I have a Breweries Tour ... Exclusively Craft Richmond Hill Breweries and Bridge Street Breweries. A lot of Beer and Gin. A lot of fun.
Friday. Start the day with a 7kay run on the beach front with Jenna and Anton.
I have an Addo Tour with Florian; Franziska and Mathilda.
Saturday... I have an early pick up from Orange Elephant at Addo Village. So no running.
We do Addo and Kragga Kamma and have an excellent day.
Sunday 23rd. I have an Addo Tour for 6. I made a mistake and so the tour was to be for Filippo for a family of four. David and his wife and Ralf and Yvonne.
So Filippo drove his own car. . We still had a wonderful day.
Nicky and I join Mike at the beach front for a 5kay run and swim.
I have a list of things to do including some Dole Work which turns out to be quite successful.
Tuesday 25th Christmas day. Pick up 7 for Addo from Kudu Ridge at 7am. December 2018.
Wednesday 15th. I have Andreasl Elana and Danil for Elephant back Safari
Pick up Luiz Da Silva and family .... Lucia; Antonia; Silvia and Ana for Radisson Blu at 15.50 and then to Knysna Hollow for three nights ... Finally to Taj Hotel Wale St Cape Town.
After I drop off the Brazillians. I meet up with Youart Tose at the Bosuns Restaurant. We have a beer with his friends and then we have a take away curry and rice at his home on Lesuire Island.
Thursday morning we leave his home just before 6am. He gives me a bike to ride. A really good 29er..... He has a beautiful new Scott. We meet some of his friends at the gate but that is the last I see of them as we go ahead. I struggle to keep up as we ride westwards. We turn left at the Simola turn off and then a long climb up the Simola hill. This section alone takes us 20 minutes. On the way back to his home we stop for a Seattle Coffee and again meet up with some of his friends.
I pick up my guests and we make our way through traffic to Plett where we stop for a bit of a beach break. The group sits down at Tobys for a lunch. We stay seated until about 3pm after which we go to the Birds Of Eden.
On the way back to the Hotel we try at a number of Restaurants to make a dinner reservation but absolutely everything is fully booked. I pick up a bit of supper at Spar and am back in my room at Youart where I confirm some bookings for next year. My calendar is starting to look healthy for the months ahead.
|Knysna parkrun results for event #197. Your time was 00:25:51.|
|Congratulations on completing your 63rd parkrun and your 1st at Knysna parkrun today. You finished in 89th place and were the 73rd male out of a field of 508 parkrunners and you came 1st in your age category VM65-69.|
They have steaks, Prawns, Oysters and beers. They are having a wonderful holiday.
Sunday 30th December.
I start the morning with Youart and I going out on his boat to the Lagoon and then out the Heads... This is something that I Never thought that I would do. Exciting.
Once out of the heads Youart attaches he Rappaler to the Rod and then trolls Within minutes there is a bite and he hands me the rod to reel the fish in.
It is called a Bonita which means beautiful woman in Portuguese I think. It is a Predator fish. Youart pulls it in and keeps it to give to the man in the yacht club who works there.
It was a most exciting morning and completely unexpected.
I then fetch my group from the Knysna Hollow hotel and we drive through to Bettys Bay where do the Penguin thing before continuing on to Cape Town where I drop them at the Taj Hotel in the center of town.
I spend the night at Nickys house while they are out at a Wedding.
Monday 31st morning I drive 8.5 hours from CT to PE with just two stops. The George to Plett section is slow and made even slower by a motor accident involving a bus that had to be removed from the ditch.
This evening we have a whole group of friends for a Braai. It was so funny because Barbara had sent me a message a few days earlier, saying: "Invite a few people, it is probable that everyone has already made plans"....
So in the end it was Chris and Elmarie; Pat, Gerald and Ronel, Ron and Lyn; Wayne and Sonja, Ken and Kim with Kerrin leaving early, Peter and Elmarie with Grace, Michael (Mof) Botha, Peter and Adrienne; Simon and Lindi; .... 21 for supper which was mainly braaied by Chris; Ken and Mof.
December is a month of Christmas and Family