John and Jauna Edwards
Wayne and Donna Robinson

Alaska - USA

29 July 2004

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I met Juana, John, Wayne and Donna at the Cape Town airport and took them to their place of stay viz. Craigrownie Guesthouse. They rested for the balance of the day in preparation for our next 3 days of touring

On our first day of touring we traveled to Hermanus to see the whales in Walker Bay.


John, Donna, Jauna and Wayne with False Bay and Manganese Mountain in the background.


We stopped for a typical fish and chips lunch in Hermanus

After a wonderful day in Hermanus we returned back to Cape Town

On our return to Cape Town we went to the Africa Cafe for a great evening of African food and dance.


On our second day we travelled into the Cape Winelands

The Robinsons and Edwards at the Afrikaans language monument in Paarl

Jauna and Wayne can be seen in the background of this picture of a king Protea

Donna poses next to the king Protea we saw at the language monument

We stopped in for a cheese lunch at Cotage Fromage

Jauna and Donna enjoying lunch

Wayne and Jauna outside Cotage Fromage

We travelled on to Rust en Vrede for a  winetasting as well as an opportunity to see the magnificent scenery and Cape Dutch houses on the winefarm


After our visit to Rust en Vrede we moved on to Kayamandi

We visited Nozandile Bossie in her new shack home

Having fun with some of the children in Kayamandi

Mzwake explains the principles of the water Church to the Edwards's and Robinsons

In a township shack


John meets a local traditional healer


Donna and Jauna meet Mzwake's family with 5 month old Yangia stealing the show.

We stopped in at Shumi Ndlebe where the foursome heard what it was like to live in Kayamandi from Shumi

Shumi and Jauna enjoy a moment together

Hamming it up for the camera. JJ


We had dinner in the evening at the Volkskombuis in Stellenbosch


On our third day together we went on a tour of the Cape Peninsula


We started off our day with a visit to the Kirstenbosch Gardens shop where the ladies in the foursome were adamant to do their shopping. JJ

EUREKA! I found it!  JJJ

The foursome pictured at Muizenberg

Having fun in the Kalk Bay harbour

Alaskans meet the African Jackass penguins

John and Jauna at the penguin colony

A rareside oops I mean rearside view of Wayne. JJJ


At Cape Point


Donna meets a local at Cape Point

We stopped in at "The Statues" near Scarborough


The Foursome meet Africa!

After our Cape Peninsula ride we all went to the local Spur restaurant where we enjoyed good old burgers and chips

Jauna, John, Donna and Wayne were very easy folk to travel with. They always showed a great interest as to what was going on around them and continuously wanted to know more about Cape Town and all around them. It was wonderful to tour with this foursome in Cape Town and its surrounds and together I think we experienced a very memorable journey.

I would also like to thank this foursome you their very generous donation to the people of Kayamandi

Thanks a ton Jauna, John, Donna and Wayne


Received 25 August 2004

Dear Selwyn,

Thanks so much for your kind words about how you enjoyed our visit. I, too,
want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for a vacation trip of a
lifetime! We appreciated so much your history and background of all the
things we were seeing, especially the way you dealt with the situation in
the townships. When anyone asks us about our trip, we all relate that the
most rewarding and eye-opening experience in all of Africa was in the
townships. Also, the history of the monument to the language was especially

We were treated to river trips on the Chobe that proved to be fun in that we
saw hundreds of animals.

Today, I received the piece of artwork (a window flap made of leather) from
Botswana and have been wandering about the whole house trying it out in
various places.

Please send the two posters to Donna.. You could send it the cheapest way
to either I already have the spot picked out where the lightening poster
will hang (it's where all my friends who come will see it). We sincerely
appreciate your thoughtfulness in getting the posters for us. They will
make a very special reminder to us of our trip to Cape Town!. Many of the
things I bought at the Botanical Garden have been given to my family and

Our weather is still quite lovely, but not as nice as Cape Town.