Renee Ford and Nick Maycock

David and Kit Ford

Evans and Sabrina Lo

Winchester - UK;  Mossel Bay SA  and  Hong Kong

15 January 2009

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I met this fantastic sextet at their guest home in Hout Bay and we set off on a cultural journey through the Cape Winelands


Kit, David, Evans, Sabrina, Renee and Nick at Maidens Cove in front of Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles


At the Afrikaans language monument


Evans and Sabrina with Renee photographing in the background


Evans and Sabrina walk away while Renee starts to fall

Oops she wasn't  falling she was simply angling herself to take a a photograph  JJ


Having lunch with Lily in Kayamandi.


Kits plays mother and start serving the food


Nick and David enjoying lily's food


Kit and David with our host


Watching the kids doing ballroom dancing at the Ikamva Centre


Sharing pics with the Ikamva kids


We stopped along the way in Kayamandi to join a granny telling stories to her grandkids and young neighbours. The following pictures tell the whole story.






Please click here to see a video Evans having fun with some of the kids in Kayamandi.
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Please click here to see a video of the Pied Piper of Kayamandi in Zone J (Renee in action. (-:)
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Visiting the St Pauls Church in Zone J







We returned to Cape Town after our Kayamandi journey and joined the Japanese chef Yoshi ( Kitchi Noodles J ) for sashimi dinner at Saigon restaurant

Day 2

Cape Peninsula



We travelled from Hout bay via Muizenberg to Fish Hoek where the above picture of David and Kim was taken



Atop of Fish Hoek


Standing above Fish Hoek with Andrei in the background who jokingly signaled for the shipping boats to leave shore


At the statue of Just Nuisance in Simonstown


Shopping for biltong at Gogos in Simonstown



At the penguin colony on Boulders Beach






David and Renee show that touring is hard work. J J J


Nick and Renee climbing up Cape Point


Photos taken at Cape Point



David and Kit coming down from Cape Point


Yup we made it to the most south western point of Africa - The Cape of Good Hope



Collecting souvenir rocks on the Cape of Good Hope



Renee goes to extraordinary lengths to photograph Sabrina from behind JJ


We ended our fabulous journey together with a great Chinese meal at the Jewel Tavern

What a fantastic 2 day tour. The sextet just went with the flow and I believe enjoyed themselves as we travelled through the Cape Town and Cape Winelands regions as well as the township of Kayamandi. I certainly enjoyed myself immensely with this group as we had such a lot of fun along the way while we travelled together. In summary this was 2 great days in Cape Town and its surrounds for all.




I received this wonderful card on 22 January 2009




Received 24 January 2009

Hi Selwyn, 

Thank you so much for your wonderful email, needless to say we had the most brilliant time with you and to say that the experience changed our outlook would not be an exaggeration. For days after our tour we were still recounting all the stories you told us and laughed about bits of anecdote here and there, I don't think you realise the impression you left on us.  Whilst visiting our friends in Oranjezicht, we were telling them some of the things you had told us about Cape Town. Not only were the impressed with your knowledge, they also confessed that we now probably knew more about their city than they do. 

Nick and I arrived back in London a few hours ago and once we've sorted ourselves out, I will forward you some of the photos from Kayamandi so that the kids have a record of what they've been up to and of course, for you too. 

A very heart felt thank you from us all for what was by far the best tour I've ever been on. Cape Town now feels like a second home thanks to you.  I really hope we will get the chance to meet up again, and I look forward to more news with your Kayamandi projects. Thank you for being a friend. 

Best regards Renee

PS I visited the Heart of Cape Town museum at Groote Schuur, remarkable experience. Very moving. Thanks for recommendation.