Dennis and Linnie Dietz
Wichita; Kansas - USA
20 March 2011
I met Dennis and Linnie at the Cape Grace Hotel and after becoming acquainted we set off on a cultural tour in the Cape Winelands
Linnie and Dennis at the Afrikaans Language monument in Paarl where we spent quite a while going through the history of South Africa while enjoying rooibos tea, fudge cake and melktert. Thereafter we visited the monument itself.
From Paarl we travelled via the Pot Belly Factory where I introduced Dennis and Linnie to many local South African type foods
We enjoyed lunch with Lily at her Kayamandi home where she served us a wonderful meal and told us her life story
After our visit to Lily we drove around Kayamandi taking in important issues such as housing and problems in Kayamandi
With Bennet in the St Pauls church in Zone J Kayamandi
Walking around in the Zone J shack area
With the "trash for fruit" kids in Zone J.
We departed from Kayamandi at 18h15 and arrived back at the Cape Grace at 19h00.
We started our day by crossing over Sir Lowrys pass and once over the top stopping in at the Peregrine restaurant and deli
Atop of the Franschhoek pass with Franschhoek in the background
We stopped in at Haute Chabriere winefarm to enjoy a winetasting before we did a tour of Franschhoek and explored the village to the full.
Enjoying lunch at Bread and Wine on the Moreson winefarm
Dennis and Linnie at Delaire winefarm with the wonderful Banhoek Valley in the background
Dennis having fun on Delaire. JJ
We travelled into Stellenbosch and did a short tour of the town before moving onto where Traute Nieuwhoudt, a dear friend of the Dietz's owned a house. In the above picture we can see Eune the lady residing at the house with Dennis and Linnie,
After our short tour of Stellenbosch we returned to the Cape Grace Hotel where Dennis and Linnie met up with their fellow travellers on the Tauck Tour they were embarking on the following day.
What an experience it was to spend 2 days on tour with the Dietz's. We had the most amazing time together. We learnt much from each other. All of this made our days together so special and most certainly a tour that is going to be very difficult to forget. Fantastic experience. Special thanks go to Traute Nieuwoudt and Heike Gerntholtz for introducing me to this wonderful couple
THANKS FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL
DENNIS AND LINNIE
Received 5 April 2011
We just got home last night and had a very nice trip--the two days with you
were very much a part of making it so rewarding. You were correct in the
fact that what we saw and did in Kayamandi was not experienced in Soweto or
anywhere else. We have visited your web site and our family has as well and
enjoyed it very much. Thanks again for a wonderful two days--I owe you a
bottle of wine but only have a PO Box for an address for you--do you have a
street address I could send it to ?
Dennis & Linnie