I recently made a website for Aki a.k.a. Alexander von Glasow as a prelude to his Cape to Cairo, 4×4 trip. Aki is an interesting character. He’s an international model and ex-European Downhill Skateboarding Champion. Beneath that jet-setting, professional exterior is a gentle heart which is why he’s been training as a Body Stress Release practitioner in Rondevlei, just outside Knysna. His goal is to cross Africa, staying in villages for extended periods so that he can help the poor with this pain and stress alleviating technique. Dylan the Dog, a cross betwen a husky and a border collie, will keep him company.
Always looking to connect people and promote Knysna, i took him to Knysna’s very own Rastafarian community which can be found in Judah Square, a dead-end road in the suburb of Khayalethu. This wasn’t the typical Township Tour. Sure, Zebs a.k.a. Brother Zebulon, gave us an animated, 30min tour but he never charged us. That then extended into 2 days of getting to know their community. The result was a meeting of hearts because Aki will be spending almost a month with the Rastas later in the year. They also helped us with a photo shoot for Aki’s website.
With eager kids in tow, we took a lot of photos. You can find some of them in these galleries: