Darrell and Ann Webster, whom we met at the MTC, accompanied us to South Africa. Darrell is a retired attorney and his missionary assignment was to assist the church legal counsel in West Africa.
Our son, Tyler and his wife, Jessica, joined us also. Tyler enjoys photography and since Stan's camera was "lost" or "stolen" during the trip, we were grateful that Tyler had photos for some of the points of interest to supplement our I-phone pictures.
Cape Town South Africa with Table Mountain in the distance.
Cape Town Waterfront
We enjoyed a filet mignon for $10!!
Canopy walk in a Botanical Garden in Cape Town
One of the oldest residential areas in Capetown called Bo-Kaap and known for its brightly painted houses and quaint cobbled streets.
These hills are known as The Twelve Apostles. There are actually about 18 peaks, but the name remains.
The cable car going up to Table Mountain
View from the top of Table Mountain
This badger type creature is known as a Dassie and is a close relative to the elephant because of the teeth and feet structure!
View from Table Mountain with Lions Head Peak in the distance
View of Table Mountain from Lions Head. The clouds would come over Table Mountain and then dissipate.
Various safari pictures from the private reserve areas near Simbavati Hilltop Lodge and Arathusa Safari Lodge
Up close and personal!!
This elephant had an "attitude"!!
Our Favorite - the Wart Hog
Hitching a ride!!
Yes, some of the animals were very close to the vehicles!!
Great Accommodations and Food!!
Arathusa Safari Lodge
On to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
The mist from the Falls is in the background
Look who was there 43 years ago!! (This is when Stan toured with the BYU Young Ambassadors.)
Victoria Falls is the highest falls in comparison to Niagara Falls in New York and Iguazu Falls in Brazil.
Ready for a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls
Tyler and Stan were looking forward to the ride; Ann was nervous!!
View of Victoria Falls from the helicopter
Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls
Craft Market at Victoria Falls. Hand painted ornaments
Back in the US. We attended the "homecoming" for Elder B Nissinen in the Council Creek Ward in a neighboring Stake. Elder Nissinen was a Zone Leader in our mission.
As Ghanaians would say, "It is finished" or "done". We reported to the High Council this morning and then spoke in Sacrament meeting about our mission experiences. Stan wore his African "Kente" tie for the occasion.