Donald and Kristen Henke

Rakesh, Kominie, Anusha 
Shevanie and Brijech Shreedhar


New Jersey - USA

23 July 2006

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I met this fabulous group of seven at the Raddison Hotel and after us becoming aquainted we set off on a Cape Peninsula tour.

Taking in the wonderful views at Muizenberg



The Shreedhars with Just Nuisance in Simonstown.


The whole group with Just Nuisance


Brijesch, Shivanai and Anusha at the penguin colony


Don and Kristen at the penguin colony


Rakesh, Brijesch meet some friends J on the way to Cape Point


On our way to Cape Point



Hooray I am in Cape Town. J


Kristen and Don at Cape Point


Everybody enjoying Cape Point


Lunch at the Two Oceans restaurant at Cape Point



Fun picture of Shevanie at Cape Point. JJ


Sunset on Chapmans Peak

Day 2

Cape Winelands and Kayamandi


We started our day by visiting Osmans spice shop in the Bo Kaap area of cape Town



We travelled on to Franschhoek where as can be seen from the photos quit a bit of shopping was done.


Fun picture of Kristen  J



Brijesch having fun in Franschhoek


Shopping time  J


We had lunch at Hillcrest Berry farms in the Stellenbosch wine region

Komonie drops her diet guard. J 


We moved on to Kayamandi where we met and had fun the Masakhane dancers as the pictures show



Playing soccer in the township

The soccer teams.


Having fun with some of the kids in Kayamandi


Everybody thorws a "sharp" in front of Nosandile's shack  home


We met Lily at her home


We travelled back to Cape Town and ended our day with a great Thai meal at Wagthai in Cape Town



The Henke/Shreedhar family groupings were amazing to travel with. Everyone had something to give to the tour and it resulted in us all enjoying ourselves immensely. That certainly included me and for this alone I want to thank the whole group in a very BIG way.

The Henkes and Shreedhars simply went with the flow, trusted the situation and with their great sense of human kindness and consideration coming through so strongly we had a fabulous time together in Cape Town, Kayamandi and the Winelands. What a wonderful and memorable journey this truly was.

Don, Kristen, Rakesh, Komonie,
Anusha Shevanie and Brijech 


Received 2 August 2006

Thanks Christine for arranging a perfect "sharp sharp!" trip for us. We have done a lot of travel, but this trip was the best of all. Our hotel Raddison Waterfront was first rate. Ilios travel was right there, even though we had missed our connection and flew in on the next plane from Jo'burg to Cape Town. Both Phinda Forest and Mountain Lodges and their wonderful staff couldn't have been better. I would like to make one recomendation to you and CCafrica, and that is my choice of tour guide for Cape Town that I fortunately made, Mr Selwyn Davidowitz, doing business as This man is devoted to SA and is proud to show his country, warts and all. He is a one man crusade to end racism and poverty. His pet project is education in the township of Kayamandi, where he personally takes a hands on role. If CCAfrica can send any clients to this guide, they will only enhance their own fine reputation while making improvements in the lives of the people in Cape Town, and enriching the lives of your guests. Our two days with Selwyn were as unforgettable as all the wildlife in Africa. We are looking forward to some day going on a safari in India. I am also looking forward to seeing my new friend Selwyn again someday soon.

Don and Kristin Henke, Rakesh, Komini, Anusha, Shivani and Brijesh Shreedhar.