Nigel and Christine Evans
13 November 2005
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I was introduced to Nigel and Chris via Ian Mullane. I met this wonderful couple at Ellerman House and we decided to do a city tour folowed by a cultural winelands tour which included a visit to Kayamandi. We started our journey with a short tour through the city centre which included a drive through Bo-Kaap. We ended the Cape Town sector of our journey by having an early tea / lunch at the Mount Nelson Hotel. After our vsist to the Nellie we moved into the winelands.
Nigel and Chris standing in front of some king proteas that we saw at the Afrikaans Language monument.
After our visit to the Afrikans language monument we moved on to the twon of Stelenbosch where we went on a short drive /tour through the town before moving on to Kayamandi.
The following pictures tell their own story with regard to our Kayamandi visit. JJ
With Shumi Ndlebe in her kitchen
After our visit to Kayamandi we returned back to Ellerman House.
Nigel and Chris were an absolute delight to tour with. We accompished so much in the one day that we had to together. This couple wanted to learn as much as possible about my country and this simply sent my adrenaline levels upward in wanting to do help them attain their goal. We had an amazing day together and heres hoping that they will return to my fair land in the future.
THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL DAY
CHRIS AND NIGEL
Received 19 November 2005
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! Chris and I had the most fantastic time with you
last Sunday. Your love and passion for your wonderful country was an
absolute joy to experience; your insights were unique and enabled us to
understand the new South Africa (and the old) so much better; and our visit
to Kayamandi was truly special and unforgettable. We have both fallen head
over heels in love with South Africa - and have both signed up with SAA's
frequent flyer programme (seriously!).
Our visit to Singita was also magical and massively exceeded our (high)
expectations. All the staff were superb and very (as the French would say)
"sympa". And the game viewing was absolutely out of the world.
We arrived in South Africa last Saturday morning and left the country on
Thursday evening. Although it was a very short visit, it is amazing how
much we were able to see thanks largely to your deep knowledge and
expertise. South Africa is such an incredible country with such a bright
future. Of course there are many real and serious problems to be tackled
from township poverty through high unemployment to Aids. But the
overwhelming feeling of optimism and real empowerment that we experienced
give great hope for the future.
We look forward to seeing you again because, rest assured, we will be
Nigel and Chris