Susan and Adam Moskovich

Ruth Berkowitz

New York - USA
San Diego - California - USA

6 August 2008

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I met Ruth, Sue and Adam at the Ambassador Hotel and it did not take long for us to click and become great friends. Before setting off on a Cape Peninsula tour we stopped in at Checkers to buy a picnic lunch and drove through Sea Point looking at places that Sue and Ruth recalled when they used to Cape Town as teenagers.


Sue and Adam atop of Table Mountain


Doing the Table Mountain shuffle. JJ


Having fun on Table Mountain


Descending from the mountain in the cablecar


Ruth, Sue and Adam with Muizenberg in the background


We stopped in at the Kalk Bay Harbour and Fish Hoek where we had a picnic lunch on the beachfront.


Sue, Adam and Ruth at Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background


At the Cape of Good Hope


We drove back to the Ambassador Hotel  via Scarborough, Kommetjie as well as for a coffee stop at the Mugg and Bean in Sun Valley

Day 2

Winelands and Kayamandi

This was a day of discovery for most of us.


Adam, Sue and Ruth in the Paarl synagogue with a plaque behind them dedicated to Sue and Ruth's grandparents. who were key members of the Paarl Jewish community in the 1930 - 1940 period


The plaque in the synagogue to David and Rebecca Nelson


With Kaufie Kauffman who showed us around the Paarl Synagogue



Sue at the graveside of her grandfather



At the Afrikaans language monument


We travelled to Stellenbosch and did s short drive through the wonderful town. We stopped on the banks of the Eerste River to have a great picnic lunch before travelling onto Kayamandi


With Lily and her grandson Lloyd in Lily's Kayamandi home



Outside Lily's home


Watching the dance group at the Ikamva Lethu Centre


Ruth finds a young friend. JJ


Ruth and Onezwa enjoying the star constellations above Kayamandi


With the "apple kids" in Zone J

What a wonderful family group Ruth, Sue and Adam were to travel with. They took everything in their stride and enjoyed whatever we did to the full. Our total tour experience was wonderful and I could do this tour with this trio in a heartbeat if I were given the chance to do so again. I labeled the tour as "one of re-discovery and discovery" as Ruth and Sue originally came from South Africa while Adam was going through a whole new experience while in South Africa. Believe it or not for me in personal capacity, especially while we were in Paarl, it was also a passage of huge discovery. As a group we had so much to talk about and had so much in common that for me our two days together was not only a wonderful touring experience but also a great opportunity to become acquainted with a truly fabulous family group.



May I also thank you and all those who supported you for the tzedakah that you gave to the people of Kayamandi. This was very, very much appreciated.

Received 14-8-2008


Hello Selwyn,

Adam and I have just returned home yesterday- Wednesday. We have had an awesome holiday in South Africa. I am so sorry that I did not e-mail you before, but things got very hectic in Jo'burg before we left.

Adam and I cannot stop raving about the time we spent together with you last week. It was really the highlight of our trip - not only the physical beauty of the places that you showed us, but the wonderful warmth and friendship that you shared with us. Your passion for Cape is unbelievable! You give it your all - and we really did appreciate the tremendous effort that you put into each and every day. You have tremendous knowledge and together with a great sense of humour, compassion and kindness, YOU WERE GREAT!!!! 

Thanks for your kind words in the e-mail - we are equally happy that that you felt the same way about us, as we did about you. What a good shiddach!!!!! It was all in the way you presented yourself on the website - I loved that and I knew that we would get along. Ruth too, loved every minute. Thanks also for the great photo's - I really do appreciate the tremendous time and effort that goes into this gallery. You do a great job - keep it up - we will be back some time in the not-so-distant-future!!!

Be well Selwyn and G-d Bless,


Received 17 August 2008

Dear Selwyn, 

Just wanted to thank you so very much for a truly special few days in your beautiful Cape Town I had been to the area many, many times before (and lived in Cape Town for 2 years in 1979) and the 2 days my sister, nephew and I spent with you were truly magnificent! A real 'tour of rediscovery and discovery ' for all of us. Your arranging to have the shul in Paarl especially opened for us, where our late uncle and father of blessed memory had their Barmitzvahs over 80 years ago, was so very meaningful. You researched our family history, had printed up information that was new to us and we thank you for the privilege of guiding and joining us on this very personal and memorable journey.

Kind regards,