Joe and Donna DeVries
Mary and Bert VanAntwerpen

California and Michigan - USA

2 January 2004

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I met Joe, Donna, Marie, Bert and their son Jonathan at the cottage in De Waterkant and we set off on small tour of the city followed by a Winelands tour.


The fivesome in Bo Kaap in front of a cloud covered Table Mountain 
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Jonathan, Bert, Marie, Donna and Joe with Cape Town in the background in a photo taken from Plattekloof


Jonathan plays a double role at Plattekloof. JJ


We travelled to the Afrikaans Language monument where the above photo as taken

We left the Afrikaans language monument and stopped in for a light brunch at Cotage Fromage before proceeding on to Rust en Vrede.

We moved on to Rust en Vrede for a winetasting. Here we see the fivesome sitting under the trees at Rust en Vrede enjoying the wonderful red wines of the estate


Joe, Donna, Marie, Bert and Jonathan admiring the wonderful scenery from within the shadows of the homestead areas of the Rust en Vrede estate


Joe found a friend in the form of the friendly retriever "Aqua" on the farm JJ

We travelled on to Kayamandi where we enjoyed a wonderful visit to the township

Having fun with Bani Bagosto


Sharing an experience with Mzwake at the "Water Church".


Meeting Nosandile in her home


The Van Atwerp's and De Vries's with some of the wonderful people of Kayamandi

After our journey to Kayamandi we moved on to Moyo for dinner where as the below photos show great fun was had by all at the wonderful restaurant.

To start the evening everybody got painted up!  JJ


Joe listening to the mbira player at Moyo


A fully painted Marie enjoying the fun at Moyo


The entertainers at Moyo


More entertainment at Moyo


A blanketed up Van Antwerp family JJ


The stage artists at Moyo


As we were about to leave Moyo I caught this photo of Bert and Marie dancing to the great sounds of the band on the grass patch just outside our tent at Moyos.

After our evening at Moyo were returned home to Cape Town at about 23h15.


This fivesome was a great group to travel with . Simply look at all the smiling faces in the pictures as they tell a story. We had a great time together and I enjoyed touring with the two families immensely. Jonathan's input to the tour also made this quite a special event for me and all in all I think the wonderful fivesome enjoyed the tour as much as I did and also got a good look in to all the fabulous beauty of the Cape Winelands.


Joe, Donna, Bert, Marie & Jonathan.