Michael, Barbie, Taylor, Ashley, Jenny and Cody John

Marin County; California - USA

12 August 2011

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I met the John family at the One an Only hotel. After taking Cody to the city centre the two of us returned to the hotel to collect the balance of the family whereafter we set out on a journey to the Stellenbosch region.


Taylor, Barbie, Ashley, Jenny, Cody & Michael outside the Wild Peacock where we had a great lunch & went through the history of South Africa


After lunch we took a short tour of Stellenbosch and then moved onto Kayamandi where we met Lily in her township home.




After our visit to Lily we joined the dancers in the Ikamva Lethu (Our Future) centre where we had a great time as well as enjoyed a great dancing class by Langa.






Please click on the above picture so as to watch the John family in dancing action


Please click on the above picture so see more of the John family in dancing action





We joined the St.Pauls church choir in the township church


Having fun with the children in Zone J




We returned back to Cape Town where the John family went to Aubergine later on for dinner.


Table Mountain and a mini Cape Peninsula tour


Ascending Table Mountain by cable car


The Johns atop of Table Mountain


Brothers in arms on top of Table Mountain



Doing the Table Mountain shuffle


Enjoying lunch at berthas in Simonstown


At the penguin colony on Boulders Beach



Taylor and Ashley on Chapmans Peak


The John family on Chapmans Peak.


After our visit to Chapmans Peak we travelled via Hout Bay, Camps Bay, and Sea Point back to the One and Only where we unfortunately had to part company.


What a fantastic 2 day tour. The John family just went with the flow and I believe enjoyed themselves as we travelled through the Cape Town and its surrounds including the township of Kayamandi. I certainly enjoyed myself immensely with this group as we had such a lot of fun along the way while we travelled together. In summary this was 2 great days in Cape Town and its surrounds for all but for me it was a wonderful privilege to also become well acquainted with this wonderful family.




May I also thank you highly for your generous donation to the people of Kayamandi