Nic Moga

New Prague, Minnesota. USA

December 2007

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I met Nic at An African Villa and we decided to do a round the city tour as the weather seemed to be most conducive to do this type of drive. 

 

Nic atop of Table Mountain

 

Atop of Table Mountain with the cable car and Lions Head in the background

 

We travelled on to Hout Bay where we had a fish and chips lunch at "On the Rocks."

 

Nic in Kirstenbosch Gardens

 

After our visit to Kirstenbosch we travelled back to the city where we explored Cape Town's hidden secrets

 

Nic standing on the city centre at the old townhouse on Green Market Square

 

A close-up of the circle representing the city centre

 

Enjoying the minstrels in Adderley Street.

 

After our city journey we went to Gold restaurant where we had a wonderful African dinner.

 


 

Day 2

Winelands, Kayamandi and Les Bon Vivant

 

Nic at the Afrikaans Language Monument near to Paarl

 

Enjoying the king proteas at the Afrikaans Language Monument

 

Admiring the scenery at the language monument

 

Nic with the Afrikaans Language Monument in the background

 

 

At Muratie winefarm where we stopped in for a winetasting

 

After visiting Muratie we visited the Greengate restaurant for a quick lunch and then did a walking tour of the Stellenbosch University campus and upper part of the Stellenbosch town.

 

With Lily in her Kayamandi home

 

Please click here to see Nic showing all at the Ikamva Lethu Centre his new dance steps
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Please click on the above picture to see Nic and the Masakhane dancers in action
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Please click on the above picture to see the Masakhane dancers doin what the learnt from Nic
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Anything you can do......

I can do better!  JJJJ

 

Watching the Masakhane dancers doing ballroom dancing

 

With Koleka Sinono whose daughter (Tokzile) Nic will be sponsoring through school next year.

 

After our journey in Zone J we spent a fascinating hour with Popo who was a political prisoner on Robben Island for 3 years and who now resides in Kayamandi.

 

Enjoying starters at Les Bon Vivant in Franschhoek

 

 

Les Bon Vivant starter

 

Yum the main course at Les Bon Vivant was great as can be seen. JJ

 

Les Bon Vivant main course

After our meal at Les Bon Vivant we moved on to Labourgogne Farm where we slept over for the night

 


Day 3

Cape Peninsula

We started our day with breakfast in at Träumerei coffee house in Franschhoek whereafter we moved on passed the Victor Verster prison and onto the Cape Peninsula

 

At the penguin colony we found this penguin sending a message to a young friend of Nic's back home. J

 

Nic at the penguin colony

 

A very brave Nic on the way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve. JJ

 

At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background

 

Nic with Cape Point in the background

 

At the most south western point of Africa.


 

The day after.....

I returned to Kayamandi and visited the Ikamva Lethu Centre.

Please click here to view a video of what I found JJ

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By clicking on the above picture a YouTube video of Nics dancing exploits J can also be seen


 

This was such an amazing journey for me only because Nic was such fabulous company to tour with.  Nic has to be one of the most knowledgeable people I have travelled with when it comes to knowledge of South African history.  It was incredible to be able to share so much with him and I really appreciated the fact that he put so much into making himself aware as to what South Africa was about and how it came about over a 350 year period.  I enjoyed every minute of his inquisitive mind as well as his wit and bravado while on tour. Look at the dance videos on this website to witness his bravado. J  Overall this was a very relaxing journey through the Cape Town and surrounding regions however it also was a wonderful learning experience for me as well as I think Nic.  This is one of those visitors who it will be very hard to forget after our great Cape Town journey together

 THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR ALL NIC

Another very big THANK YOU you for your very generous sponsorship of Tokozile's schooling for next year.