Donna and Barnett (Buzz) Rukin

Ho Ho Kus, NJ - USA

25 January 2009

Please click your browser refresh key in case some pictures dont load


I met Donna and Buzz at Le Quartier Francaise and we started out on a winelands tour


After exploring Franschhoek we stopped in at the Old Corkscrew where we viewed the great corkscrew collection


Donna and Buzz looking at Antique jewelery while Jeremy the owner of the Old Corkscrew offers advice.


After leaving Franschhoek we paid a visit to Seidelberg winefarm where we enjoyed looking around the glass factory shop on the farm.



We enjoyed a cheese tasting at Fairview winefarm where the above photo was taken



Enjoying a winetasting at Muratie winefarm


We travelled back to Cape Town where I dropped Donna and Buzz of at their next place of stay viz. Ellerman House.


Day 2

Cultural tour


We started out our day by visiting the city center. In the above picture we see Donna trying out a bracelet at Tribal Trends


Buzz in the Pan African market on Long Street


Donna shopping in the Pan African market



Shopping on the Greenmarket Square


Buzz in conversation with a Malawian trader on Greenmarket Square.


Standing on the center spot of Cape Town opposite the Greenmarket Square


Buzz and Donna in the Bo-Kaap area with Table Mountain in the background


Enjoying lunch with Lily in her Kayamandi home


Having fun with the kids dancing at the Ikamva Lethu Centre



Please click here to watch the Rukins having fun on the dance floor at the Ikamva Lethu Centre.
Please do not open this file unless you have an ADSL connection



Buzz enjoying speaking to the kids at the Ikamva Lethu Centre


Donna finds a friend at the Ikamva Lethu Centre


Buzz in some serious conversation with the kids at the centre.


Donna with some young friends she met in Kayamandi




Buzz asks "So do you know who Barack Obama is?" and to his surprise the boys know the answer JJ


Taking photos in Zone J - Kayamandi


We visited the St.Pauls Church in Zone J.


After our visit to Kayamandi we returned home to Ellermans.

Day 3

Peninsula tour

Buying shoes in Simonstown



At the penguin colony on Boulders Beach



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


At the most south western point of Africa


Day 4

Travel to Hermanus

We started our day with an ascent of Table Mountain. The above picture was taken at the top of Table Mountain.


I could not resist photographing Buzz at this shop JJ while Donna was shopping in Heartworks.


Donna shopping in Heartworks


Donna talking to Daniel the baker from Bonjour Patisserie


Great final photo on this tour of Donna and Buzz with False bay in the back ground while we ere on our way to Hermanus


After arriving in Hermanus I took Donna and Buzz to the Birkenhead Hotel where we unfortunately had to bid each other farewell.


Donna and Buzz were great people to tour with. We had much fun together and had lots of wonderful experiences on the Cape Peninsula, Cape Winelands and on the way to Hermanus. One of the highlights of our journey was our visit to Kayamandi which I think will remain with the Rukins for quite a while. All in all this was a wonderful tour with excellent weather and great company to enjoy the best that the Western Cape has to offer.