Allan and Hermena Van den Berg 

Zeeland, Michigan, USA

30 March 2007

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I met Allan and Hermena at Davids Guesthouse. The day before they had done a city tour with my brother so they were already reasonably well acquainted with Cape Town. After having a short discussion as to what they had already done in South Africa we set out of a Cape Winelands tour with our first stop being Franschhoek

 

Hermena and Allan In the village of Franschhoek on a busy Saturday morning

 

Outside the Dutch Reformed church in Franschhoek

 

Enjoying the huge corkscrew collection at the Old Corkscrew antique shop in Franschhoek

 

We travelled on to Cotage Fromage where we had lunch.
Thereafter we moved on to Stellenbosch.

 

Allan takes in the incredible scenery while visiting the Uva Mira vineyards

 

Posing in front of the scarecrows before visiting the Welmoed farmstall


Day 2

Church and Robben Island

On this day Allan and Hermena had a free day and went to church in the morning and Robben Island in the afternoon.


 

Day 3

Township and cultural journey

 

At the Afrikaans language monument in paarl

 

 

Watching glassware being made at the Seidelberg Glassware factory

 

Having fun at the Seidelberg Glassware factory

 

Funny pictures at Seidelberg. JJ

 

Great picture of Allan and Hermena at the glassware factory

 

With Lily outside of her home after having a  great lunch with her

 

With the Masakahne kids outside of the Ikamva lethu Centre

 

Having fun in Nosandile's shack home


 

Watching a church service in Zone J


Day 3

Cape Peninsula

Table Mountain

Leave Cape Town

 

We stopped in to visit Just Nuisance in Simonstown.

 

At the penguin colony on Boulders Beach

 

At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background

 

At Cape Point

 

Doing some shopping at Red Rock Tribal

 

We just made it to Chapmans Peak before a heavy mist set in. Phew! J

 

On Table Mountain which was our last port of call before going to the Cape Town airport where I unfortunately had to bid Hermena and Allan farewell


Allan and Hermena were an absolute delight to have with me while travelling around the Cape Town and surrounds region. They were a wonderful couple who had high principles that I certainly respected. Together we enjoyed all of Cape Town homing in on their interests and overall our journey together was a very successful one in my opinion. I can but only hope and trust that they felt similarly.

THANKS FOR THE GREAT COMPANY
ALLAN and HERMENA