Denise Brown and friends
Denise   Claudette   Dianne   Pam   Kemi   Iantie   Linda  and  Catherine

Philadelphia, USA

Sussex, UK

3 July 2008

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I met this wonderful group of family and friends at the Strand Pavilion and we set off on a cultural tour in the Cape Winelands and Kayamandi

 

Our first stop was at the Afrikaans language monument where the below pictures were taken

 

 

Posing in the gardens at the Afrikaans language monument

 

Wandering around the gardens

 

 

Dianne takes a bow. JJ

 

At the monument

 

We travelled on to Kayamandi and paid a visit to the Isibane Sempomulelo creche.

 

After visiting the creche we joined Lily at her Kayamandi home for a wonderful African lunch

Enjoying Lily's food

 

 

Pam scoops out some Chakalaka for herself

 

 

 

Lily and her daughters, Tuli and Athi, entertaining us with their fine singing while Lilys grandkids, Lloyd and Zizo enjoy the singing too

 

Lily and Iantie outside Lily's home

Kemi and Lloyd join the picture.

 

The whole group with Lily showing off her fabulous view in a rather wet Kayamandi

 

Awaiting the dancers at the Ikamva lethu Centre (Our Future Centre)

 

Having fun watching the dancers at the centre

 

 

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The whole group with the kids at Ikamva

 

After our visit to the Ikamva centre we joined Onezwa and Pienkie in their homes in Zone J whereafter we travelled back to the Strand Pavilion.

 


This was an absolutely fabulous group to travel with. Everybody got on so well with each other and just went with the flow of their day on tour. We had a day that would not be forgotten too easily. We had such a blast with the kids in the Ikamva center that I am sure the kids in the centre will always remember this fabulous group of ladies who visited us.  I could do this type of tour over and over as it was such a wonderful experience and I just hope that some of this group come back to visit us once again one day.

 

Denise, Claudette, Dianne,
 Pam, Kemi, Iantie, Linda and Catherine
all that I can say is  
THANK YOU, THANK YOU
FOR SUCH A VERY SPECIAL DAY 


Received 11 July 2008

Hi Selwyn,

Thanks so much for a wonderful tour. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and was very impressed with your commitment to the people of Kayamandi. We've had a wonderful time in Cape Town and touring with you was definitely one of the biggest highlights of our trip. We've already contacted family/friends, giving them the link to see our pictures. Dianne & I just looked at them and they are wonderful. Once I get home I will send you some of the ones I took. We leave tomorrow evening, but will probably contact you sometime this evening. Claire has some questions for you. Once again, thanks for such a wonderful time. If we had contacted you earlier, I know we would have arranged to tour with you more that just one day. Much love and hamba kahle to you.

Denise
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