Ken and Ann Thomas
Liverpool - UK

Michelle and Phil Shaw
Huddersfield - UK

20 November 2005

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I met this fabulous foursome at their place of stay viz. Sea Castle in Camps Bay After becoming aquainted we set off on our Cape Peninsula tour.


Michelle, Phil; Ann and Ken at Maidens Cove with Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles in the background


We had a wonderful fish lunch at Kalkies in Camps Bay.


The foursome at the penguin colony at Boulders Beach


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


Ann does her bit while standing on a trashcan to save the Cape Point lighthouse. JJ


Michelle doing a mimicing role at The Statues


The Thomas's at The Statues


Phil in deep thought at The Statues. JJ


Believe it or not this is a picture of Phil taking pictures at The Statues. JJ


At Misty Cliffs


Love is in the Misty Cliffs air.  JJ


Phile decided at Chapmans Peak that it was going to be a case of goodbye cruel world. However he forgot that Michelle had the ability to speak him out of his reckless ways. JJ


Happy foursome at Chapmans Peak


Sunset at Chapmans Peak



We ended off the day with a steak dinner at The Cattle Baron in Camps Bay where Phil asked me to let Ele know that her dad enjoyed monkey gland sauce with his steak. .JJ




Day 2

Paarl and Kayamandi


We started our day at the Afrikaans language monument in Paarl


Phil tries to take a peculiar angled photo of the monument


In the gardens at the Afrikaans language monument


Coming down from the monument.


Phil meets 2 friends in the Isibane Sempulelo (light at the end of the tunnel) creche in Kayamandi


Ken having fun with the kids in the creche


Enjoying an African lunch time meal with Lily in her home



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Lily and Nombu join the foursome for a group picture outside of Lily's home

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With Nosandile and Johannes outside Nosandile's home


Having fun with the kids in Zone J in Kayamandi

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We returned back to Cape Town after our Kayamandi visit


Shopping in the Africa Cafe


The happy foursome at the Africa Cafe


This foursome were a great fun group to travel with . We had a wonderful time together and I enjoyed touring Ken, Ann, Phil and Michelle immensely. This quartet were so easy going and full of fun that it would have been very hard to have failed in making their tour a a success.  We had much fun ranging from touring to playing many number games and all in all our tour was in my opinion a top class success.   I hope that the foursome enjoyed our tour as much as I did and at the same time attained some great insights into what Cape Town and its inhabitants were all about.


Ken, Ann, Phil and Michelle


Received  - 25 November 2005 

Dear Selwyn, 

Arrived safely in Franschhoek after a lovely drive & had a wonderful lunch at Haute Cabriere. Afternoon by the pool and a good dinner; life is good!!!. A huge THANK YOU for making our first visit to Cape Town so memorable. Some memories fade but some will last forever, & we will never forget Kayamandi. The strength of character, huge warmth and dedication to the community of Lily & her friends. It was an honor & privilege for us to be able to visit this community. We look forward to sharing & explaining our experience to people back home.

THANK YOU once more for being a wonderful part of our group. Must enjoy our day here before moving on to CV.  Received your e mail and will keep in touch 

Love Phil, Michelle, Ann & Ken




Received  - 18 January 2006 


Dear Selwyn,

I have been meaning to write to you with our most heartfelt thanks for
looking after us so well on our brief but unforgettable holiday in SA. You
really gave the holiday a much deeper meaning than a couple of weeks off
work. I certainly feel that I tasted some of the real Africa and not just
the superficial gloss. We are going to meet a couple tomorrow night to tell
them our experience and having gone through all the info that I brought back
with me, it brought it all to life again. I wonder whether you would mind if
we passed on your name to them. At this stage I have no idea when they are
planning to visit but I think it will be this year some time. Our photos are
magnificent, particularly of the animals. We thoroughly enjoyed Shamwari and
had a wonderful room and guide. The food was also magnificent as was the
service. My only regret is not to have seen any whales but that only means
that we will have to return!

Thank you again

Yours Truly

Ann and Ken