Katie and Ed Chimenti

Houston Texas - USA

21 September 2008

Please click your browser refresh key in case some pictures dont load


I met Katie and Ed at Cape Codogan and as the weather was pleasant we decided to ascend Table Mountain before doing anything else in Cape Town

Katie and Ed atop of Table Mountain

Doing the Table Mountain shuffle. JJ


Shopping in the Table Mountain curio store



In the cable car while descending from the top of the mountain.


Walking in Simonstown


With Just Nuisance in Simonstown


Shadowing penguins at Boulders Beach   JJ


At the penguin colony on Boulders Beach


At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background


Ed coming down the stairs after going up to the upper (non) lighthouse.


Ed has fun while Katie window shops at Cape Point


At the most south western point of Africa


On the beach at the Cape of Good Hope


Sunset at Sun Valley




Winelands and Kayamandi


Katie and Ed in the St Georges cathedral


Outside St.Georges cathedral


Having fun in throne chairs at the Extreme Hotel


Enjoying lunch with Lily in her Kayamandi home


Ed about to photograph Lily


Having fun with the kids in the Ikamva Lethu Centre



Please click here to see Katie having fun in the dancing hall
Do not open this large video file unless you are using a high speed internet connection


Please click here to see Ed having fun in the dancing hall
Do not open this large video file unless you are using a high speed internet connection




Ed sharing photos with the kids in Zone J


Kayamandi kids + Katie


City and shopping


Shopping at Tribal Trends in the city



Shopping in the Pan African market


Buying jewelry in the Waterfront


Katie posing next to an apron that she bought in the Waterfront


We ended our morning with lunch at Salero where Ed got stuck into the Malva pudding dessert  JJ


What an amazing experience it was to travel through Cape Town and its surrounds as well as the winelands and Kayamandi with Katie and Ed. They were wonderful to tour with and I knew from the minute that I met them that we were going to be on a journey second to none for 3 days. We shared much together and had a most wonderful tour while doing so. Our experience with the people of Kayamandi was a fantastic one and I do believe that Katie and Ed left a bit of their own hearts with the people of Kayamandi. This whole 3 day tour was a wonderful privilege for me to do!



Received 3/10/08

Dear Selwyn;

Well, finally things are getting bit calmer here. We are still involved in 
helping as many victims of Ike as possible. Tomorrow we will be in 
Galveston all day doing clothing distribution.

Now, to adequately thank you for being our friend and guide while we were in 
the Cape Town area. Our travels with you were such fun and so educational. 
We can't tell you how much we learned from our visit to Kayamandi. Please 
give Lily our best regards and thank her again for her hospitality and 
wonderful cooking. And the children are just incredible. Your work with 
them is a true inspiration and testament to what a difference one person can 
make in the lives of so many.

All in all this was a truly memorable journey which we will always treasure. 
Thank you so very much for everything.

We hope all is well with you. All best wishes as you continue your 
outstanding service as travel companion and mentor to the Kayamandi 

With great affection,
Katie and Ed Chimenti