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.