Steve Pepper and Sylvia Schwab

Oslo - Norway

17 April 2004

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I believe it was a case of serendipity when I met Steve and Sylvia at Rust en Vrede 6 days before the day we toured as Steve called me in the week to ask me to tour Sylvia and himself in the Cape Winelands and as can be seen from the below pictures we had a wonderful a tour. I collected Steve and Sylvia at their place of stay viz. the Hout Bay Hideaway and after a short period of introduction discussing our tour for the day we set off on our Winelands tour at 08h45


We stopped at Camps Bay on our way to the Winelands


We travelled to the Afrikaans language monument where I took this picture of Sylvia and Steve 


Having a wonderful cheese lunch at Cotage Fromage


We moved on to Muratie wine farm where we enjoyed a winetasting experience as well as some of the wines of the farm

We then travelled on to what was probably the most important part of our day namely a visit to Kayamandi. As can be seen for the below pictures we had a fantastic experience in the township.


Bani Bagosto ( Children of peace) in action

A budding conductor  JJ




Sylvia. Mzwake and Steve handing out fruit to the kids of Kayamandi

This young lady simply wanted a photograph of herself with Sylvia and Steve






Our last stop in Kayamandi was with at Shumi Ndlebe's home. Here we see Sylvia, Steve, Zanelle (Shumi's sister), Mzwake and Shumi in Shumi's lounge.

After our visit to Shumi we traveled through other parts of Kayamandi showing Steve and Sylvia how new housing was being developed in Kayamandi. Thereafter we travelled into Stellenbosch where we had a great fish dinner at The Ocean Basket before travelling back home to Cape Town and Hout Bay.  

This was a wonderful day for me as a tourguide as I had so much in common with Steve and Sylvia be it opera, computers, a huge sense of social morality and so many other factors. Our time together in Kayamandi was extra special.  This couple were "my kind of people" and we clicked instantaneously after starting our travels. What a day this was and I can but only hope that Steve and Sylvia felt similarly.