At JFK waiting to board SAA.
Angela & Annette ( my sisters) - Arriving in Cape Town after 18 hours on a plane and more than 24hours travelling.
Sitting room at first guest apt. We were a bit isolated - no phone, no internet, no tv.
Breakfast was very good, we are all happy.
Guide/Bodyguard - Daniel with Angela coordinator and Skip at first breakfast in Cape Town.
Sitting room at Mountain Manor B&B
Winelands at Stellenbosch. The sweetest grapes I have tasted but we were told if you eat a lot they will send you to the bathroom.
Winetasting at the Lanzerac. They have a really nice Rose.
Toast to an enjoyable trip
Knight's on Lanzerac grounds
Minature brandy distillery in the background- Van Rhys Distillery.
Moyo resturant at the Spiers Arts Center, all you can eat with entertainment.
Face painted at Moyo
This is a small sample of food options.
Dancers at Moyo
Baboon on the side of the road
Lizard sunning at Cape Point
Most Southern Point on the African continent.
This trek to the lighthouse challenges the Stone Mountain climb. I whined but gave in when the others could not resist the challenge. The view was worth it.
Chapman's Bay from the road
Cape Town view from Table Mountain
Going up on the cable car, rotating so you have a view from all sides.
Sitting at the top of Table Mountain just before sunset.
Enjoying music on the Waterfront
Skip giving a tip to the musicians.
Sylvia captivated by the band.
Annette at the Waterfront.
Singing Group at Waterfront.
Personal Protective Equipment for eyes.
The University of Robben Island aka Toilet. Guards would not enter because of color barrier so men could study uninterrupted.
Church on Robben Is which was originally a leper colony
Table Mountain from Robben Island
Former political prisoner-Sideeq Levy at Robben Island
Patrick Matenga former political prisoner 26 yrs
Contents of a jail cell
ex-Political prisoner Patrick Matenga - 20 years.
Dates seen represent duration of imprisonment
Puffins on Robben Is
Entry to Prison
View on Cape Town and Table Mountain from Robben Island Ferry.
Annette trying to keep her hat on.
A delegate to a Conference from Jamaica. We had mutual accquaintances.
Seals on the Wharf in Cape Town.
Another performing group.
We stayed at the Royal Hotel- a really old Grand Hotel trying to maintain high standards. Breakfast was a feast.
This is a true small business. The phones are being run off of car battery. That is resourceful. They are cheaper than the hotel accross the street.
Business woman of the year
At the Ghandi memorial in Inalda
The Curator (a Zulu) at the Ghandi memorial. The driver is Indian.
On that far hill is the school where Mandela cast his first vote.
We are standing on the spot where Ghandi spread his prayer mat for morning prayers.
The source of inspiration for Martin Luther King Jr.
City of durban from the top of the Royal
Pool on roof of hotel
overlooking durban harbor
Croc in the water
Croc eyeing Olaf
Our transport note the baggage carrier. Sandelie the Zulu driver over 6ft 4ins.
Brown sand - clean and beautiful but not Tobago
St Lucia reserve
Lobby of Game Reserve 1.
Rest Camp in Reserve
Reserve being unlocked by Ranger. We missed the 6:00 pm deadline to leave. Fortunately the ranger was still there.
Megan and Sune, inseparable cousins
Yard at Olaf and Joyce's farm.
Sylvia dressed for church on Sabbath morning soaking up the beauty of the grounds.
Megan and Sune
Pool at the Farm.
Storage room in the shape of a traditional kraal.
South Africa has a lot of nice cars.
At the Afrikaans church in Vryheid, the others were at camp. Angela told the minister we were from the US and did not understand the language so he switched to english explanations,
Sylvia in front of
Angela with Gloria and her 80 year old father
One of the HIV positive babies at the orphanage.
Baby needs a parent
Angela got this baby cooing and smiling
Toddlers indoor space
Director of home talking to Skip and angela
Caregivers at the home
Annette and the baby who was abandoned in a field
At the home for older children who did not get adopted
Playset in the yard at the home
Living room at the home
Dining room at the home. The table was made by someone in the community.
washroom at the home
Children having naptime
Home mother's room
Photo of children
Gloria and Olaf's granddaughter- Alicia Keys fan
Olaf's daughter and family
Reception hall, new business venture
Lobby of the reception hall
The sign next to Olaf reads: Husband for Sale, Remote included.
Miles and his daughters came with Joe and Arsenia.
Miles with daughters and Sune ( Gloria's granddaughter) in orange skirt.
miles and daughters
Joe and Megan
Angela and Annette at the border crossing to Swaziland going to get visa.
Swaziland side of border
Angela relaxing in the sitting room in our hosts in Swaziland
Skip relaxing with Reanna.
Arsenia our Portugese hostess in Swaziland- Excellent cook, best scone maker had a delicious anchar and pepper sauce.
Outside the home of our hosts.
Chicken house- Arsenia's project
Angela and Bird of Paradise, sylvia's signature flower.
Hibiscus reminds me of Trinidad
Tried to get a well known waterfall in Swaziland
Hill from which the Swazis forced convicted criminals to jump in the old days.
Traditional village, the old lifestyle is maintained here.
In this culture if you are not married you are considered a boy and have no voice in decision making in the village. Our guide was not married so he still lives with the boys.
Fence to contain animals.
We are in grandmother's home.
Inside grandmother's home
Showing the intricate work on the inside of the hut.
Grandmother showing some of her handiwork. Her prices were very reasonable.
Hill of execution in the background
Villagers performing for us
Medicine man making a judgement
Culprit seized for punishment
Joe in the yard of his castle.
Joe and Arsenia our hosts in Swaziland
Anna and Reanna- very helpful children
Arsenia's truck and Joe's car our transportation
Betty the plant lover, Joe's sister
Sylvia and one of the stunning Hibiscus flowers