Jeff, Lisa, Heather and Nathan Schmoll
Luanda - Angola
16 October 2010
Please click your browser refresh key in case some pictures dont load
I met the wonderful Schmoll family at De Waterkant apartments, Soon after becoming aquainted we set off on a Cape Peninsula tour
In Kalk bay harbour
On the watertaxi from Kalk Bay to Simonstown
Meeting Just Nuisance in Simonstown
In the Toyshop Museum in Simonstown
Heather outside the penguin colony under a bottle brush tree.
Jeff, Nathan. Lisa and Heather at the penguin colony on Foxy Beach
Ascending Cape Point
At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background
At Cape Point
Fun picture of Nathan at Cape Point
Jeff on the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve with a bontebok in the background
Heather meets a Chacma baboon at the Cape of Good Hope
At the Cape of Good Hope with a baboon in the background
Fun picture of Jeff and a Chacma baboon at the Cape of Good Hope
Nathan laughing at either Heather with her 3 legs or himself in this full picture. JJ
We suggested that Nathan takes on somebody his own size and so he did. JJ
This is what Nathan looked like after his "personal" fight. JJ
The Schmolls enjoying sunset on Chapmans Peak
Heather taking in a great Cape sunset
The Schmolls Family on Chapmans peak at sunset.
Mom and son on Chapmans peak
Daughter and dad on Chapmans Peak
While Lisa and Heather were purchasing fabrics at the Manandi Fabric store the men in the party were enjoying great boerwors rolls purchased from a street vendor in Observatory.
We stopped in at the Pot Belly Factory on the way to Stellenbosch to buy some biltong and droewors (dry sausage). In the picture above Nathan is watching the lady from the Pot Belly Pantry slicing the biltong into thin strips.
Enjoying a Xhosa lunch time meal with Lily in her Kayamandi home
Lily Heather and Nathan in front of Lily's famous stove
Enjoying some young dancers doing their dance routine in a Zone J shack home
Nathan skipping in Zone J
Nada and Nathan in Nada's home in Zone J
Handing out apples for trash in Zone J
Watching the Ikamva Lethu (Our Future) kids dancing at the Ikamva Lethu Centre.
Lisa and Heather join in the dancing fun
click here to see Heather doing a dance routine for the Ikamva dancers to enjoy.
What a fantastic way to end our journey in Kayamandi!
After our visit to Kayamandi we returned to Cape Town. In Cape Town I dropped the Schmoll family off at the Baxter Theatre where they stayed on to enjoy a production of Raiders of the last Aardvark.
What an amazing tour this truly was . The Schmoll family were extraordinaire to say the least. We had so much non-stop fun together at all times that our journey was a full-time fun-time roller coaster ride all the way. I know that I loved every minute of this tour and can but only hope that the Schmoll family also enjoyed it as much. All in all 2 fantastic days in Cape Town and its surrounds.
THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH
JEFF, LISA, HEATHER AND NATHAN
PS. Thank you BIG BIG BIG TIME for the wonderful donation you made to help feed the kids in Zone J via the soup kitchen. MUCH APPRECIATED
Received 15 January 2011
Happy New Year and I hope this note finds you well. I wanted to tell you a funny Nathan story that I thought you would enjoy. We are planning an Egyptian holiday right now for April. I told Nathan we would have a tour guide something like Mr Selwyn but an Egyptian expert to tell us about the history there. Nathan says "I would take Selwyn to Egypt even if he does not know anything about the place." Pretty good recommendation!
We continue to look back with fondness on Cape Town and our time with you.