Jeff, Claudia, Sydney and Marguerite Fairchild

Portland - Oregon - USA

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I met this wonderful family group at Welgelegen guesthouse and it did not take long for me to recognise that this was going to be a great journey

 

At the Afrikaans Language Monument in Paarl

 

Sydney, Marguerite and Claudia in the gardens at the Language monument

 

Sydney behind a glass vase at Seidelberg's glass factory

 

Sydney and Claudia admiring the Seidelberg glassware

 

 

Meeting Lily in her Kayamandi home

 

We visited the Ikamva Lethu centre where we had great fun with the kids at the centre

 

 

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Please click here to see Sydney having fun dancing with the Ikamva kids
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We moved on to Zone J where we visited the people staying in the areas and also handed out apples for trash

 

 

 

 

While in Zone J we spent time at the St. Pauls church

 

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We vsisted Onezwa and nada in the Zone J home.

 

Claudia and a young friend after receiving her apple

 

Marguerite made many friends in the township.

 


What a day it was to tour with the Fairchild family. We had the most amazing time together. We learnt s much from each other. All of this made our day together such a special one and most certainly one that is going to be very difficult to forget. Fantastic experience

 

THANKS FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL DAY
JEFF, CLAUDIA, MARGUERITE & SYDNEY


Received 8 April 2009

Dear Selwyn,

We can't thank you enough for sharing your knowledge of South Africa's
history and people. For me, the day we spent with you was the highlight
of our trip. There is no way that the experiences we had with you
could have been duplicated with any other guide. From the moment we met
you, we knew that we were in for a day that would never be forgotten.

Learning the history of South Africa gave us the foundation to better
understand our experiences with you and during the rest of our trip. Our
visit to Robben Island was so much more valuable after learning from you
about the people who lived in South Africa over the centuries.

Yes, we saw hundreds of incredible animals while staying at the safari
camps, but nothing could compare to the time we spent in the Kayamandi
Township. Meeting Lily, visiting the afterschool club and joining in
the church service all gave us a look at South Africa so many people
miss when they tour your country. The passion you have for the country
and its people was evident by watching you interact with the beautiful
children we met in the township.

Thank you for the amazing day and for giving us a glimpse of the real
South Africa.

Love,
Claudia
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