Siddarth and Janki Patel

Dubai - UAE

17 February 2004

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I met Siddarth and Janki at their guesthouse and after becoming acquainted we set off on our Cape Winelands tour

We stopped in at District 6 so as to discuss the history of the area


We moved on to the Afrikaans language monument in Paarl where I took this picture of Janki and Siddarth being dwarfed by part of the monument


We had a great cheese lunch at Cotage Fromage where I took the above picture


Siddarth and Janki in the cellars of the Middelvlei winefarm


The young honeymoon couple at Middlevlei winefarm near Stellenbosch


We moved on to Kayamandi where I took the next photos of Siddarth and Janki meeting the people of the township




Sidarth gets lost amongst the kids of Kayamandi J



Having fun with Bana Bagotso in  Kayamandi

We returned to Cape Town where we had a wonderful dinner at WangThai restaurant


Traveling with thIs young honeymoon couple from Dubai was such an easy event as they were both intelligent and very caring people. Their interest in places like District 6 and Kayamandi illustrated to me that they were not your ordinary type of tourist coming to my country as they really wanted to find out more about how we grew as a democracy in South Africa. This was just up my alley as a tourguide resulting in the fact that together with Janki and Siddarth I know that I had a wonderful time and I can but only hope that they did so too.



Received 22 February 2002

Hi Selwyn,

Thank you for the kind words. We definitely enjoyed our day with you. We felt that it was our best day in Cape Town as we were able to grasp the country from you and also from your friend in Kayamandi, Mzwake.

We loved the fact that we are now able to taste wine and also enjoy with our meals, including the spicy Indian ones.

Thank you for the photos. We will be uploading our trip photos and also the wedding photos, but not all 600 guests. J

We got to Dubai a little delayed, as Kulula airlines delayed our departure from Cape Town, and we had to catch the next flight to Dubai the next day.

I have already told my parents about you, and they want to meet you when in Cape Town as they are keen to meet you. 

Your stories were great, and your knowledge was phenomenal. All in all a great trip and a fantastic day in Cape Town. Thank you for the advise afterwards for the places to eat and also visit for shopping we did make it to Canal Walk, and also the Vaughn Johnson's wine shop.

Keep up the great work, and hope to meet you in SA or in Dubai.

Take care.

Siddharth and Janki