Jennifer and Paul Butler
Boston - Massachusetts - USA
30 May 2004
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I met Jennifer and Paul at their hotel in Cape Town and we set off on a winelands/township tour
Paul and Jennifer at Plattekloof.
Jennifer and me in front of a Table Mountain backdrop at Plattekloof
At the Afrikaans language monument
Great photo of a great couple taken at the Afrikaans language monument
We stopped in for lunch at Cotage Fromage in the Franschhoek Valley
We visited Muratie winefarm where I took this picture of Jennifer and Deon who guided us through a winetasting on the farm
Amongst the Muratie cobwebs. JJ
We travelled to Stellenbosch where we did a short tour of the town and then moved on to Kayamandi. In Kayamandi Mzwake and me did a short tour of the township so as to show Jennifer and Paul how housing shortages were being addressed in the township. We then visited the local Kayamandi town hall where we attended a choir competition
Having fun with the Bana ba Kgotso choir
Having fun in the audience
After attending the choral event we visited the shack areas of Kayamandi where amongst others we showed Paul and Jennifer what it was like to live in a shack and how proud some of the folk of the township were of their simple houses.
After our visit at Kayamandi we returned home to Cape Town where I dropped Paul and Jennifer off at Theo's restaurant for dinner and we bade each other farewell.
Paul and Jennifer were an absolute pleasure to tour with. They were so easy going and what is more they were full of lots of fun in all that they wanted to do. Together they created a perfect touring scenario for me as a tourguide. We had a great day together in the Winelands and I think that after our journey together they were set to go on and enjoy the Western Cape region armed with much more knowledge about South Africa than when they arrived on our shores
THANKS A TON
JENNIFER AND PAUL
Received 2 June 2005
Thank you so much for a most memorable day together, and for all your invaluable assistance in planning our itinerary for what is really our biggest vacation ever. As you know, we have much to be thankful for, and this trip has very special significance for both of us.; So understanding the history and making connections with people like you and the wonderful people of the township is so KEY to our experience in South Africa.
Thank you to opening the door to the "real" South Africa for us, and for your wealth of knowledge and your friendship.
We are in Stellenbosch presently and love the hotel.; I do not have our cell number with me, but our cell phone is behaving erratically so not sure you could get through anyhow.; We will be at La Plume for the next two nights.
I hope your travels have gone well, and I look forward to keeping in touch with you Selwyn.
God bless - Jennifer