Mike and Teresa Hjelm

Vancouver, Washington State - USA

11 November 2008

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


I met Mike and Terry at the Raddison Hotel and we set off on a Peninsula Tour


Enjoying a local fish and chips lunch at Kalkies


At Cape Point

At the Cape of Good Hope


Day 2

Winelands and Kayamandi


We started out our day by travelling around the Atlantic seaboard and then moved onto the Winelands

Mike in Ernie Els's trophy room on the Ernie Els winefarm


Winetasting on the Ernie Els winefarm


Mike measure his hand up to that of Ernie Els. Result = Smaller! JJ


Emulating the great South African golfer JJ


In the cellar on the winefarm


With Lily in her Kayamandi home


Enjoying the Masakhane kids dancing at the Ikamva Lethu Centre


Having fun in Zone J in Kayamandi



We ended our day with me dropping Mike and Terry off at their next place of stay viz. Summerwood in Stellenbosch

It was wonderful to travel with a couple like Mike and Terry.  While they both wanted to expereince as much as possible they also were happy to simply go with the flow and in the process we had a wonderful tour together. At all times they showed enormous interest as to what was  happening in Cape Town, Kayamandi and South Africa. We shared lots together and overall enjoyed a wonderful 2 days in each others company. This really was a free and easy going journey where I enjoyed myself immensely and can but only hope that Terry and Mike did so too.




Received 15 November 2008

Hi Selwyn,

Thanks so much Selwyn, we did have a fabulous and eye-opening experience. Our conversation about our tours has continued off and on as we met others at Summerwood. We felt honored to share the best with the best. Thank you so much for opening your home and the home of others so we could really begin to see what it means to love South Africa. I have already told Michael that this is not my last trip. I will be sending you pictures later. 

Unfortunately, we've been plagued by a variety of modem problems at Summerwood and here at Madikwe Hills so that I have not been able to send anything from my own computer. I may get to do that tomorrow or will wait until we're on the boat in Capetown in a few days. I think your students will like seeing their images again. Many are wonderful. I also couldn't down load the pictures you've posted because the signal was so low. However, I should be able to do that today or tomorrow when the IT guy comes out to the game camp.

Wishing you well, your friends Terri and Michael Hjelm