Christine and Heinz Wagner

Karlsruhe - Germany

3 April 2009

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I met Heinz and Christine at their friend Solvej's home in Hout Bay. We became acquainted very quickly and set off on a winelands and cultural journey.


Having peppermint crisp tart, lemon meringue as well as Rooibos tea at the Afrikaans language monument


Wandering in the gardens of the Afrikaans language monument



At the monument


Christine having fun with the kids in the Isibane sembomolelo (light at the end of the tunnel) creche


Heinz having fun with the kids in the creche



We stopped in at Madiba's where Leboa made us a wonderful barbecue meal



After lunch we visited Shumi at her wonderful home


With Shumi in her lounge


Enjoying the dancers at the Ikamva lethu centre


Please click on the above picture to see Heinz and Christine enjoying themselves with the kids from the Ikamva Lethu Centre.
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Heinz gets in step. JJ


Enjoying listening to the St.Pauls church choir in Zone J



What a wonderful couple Christine and Heinz were to travel with. They were easy going and were out to enjoy themselves as well as learn all about township life on this cultural journey. Their easy going ways made my function as their guide easy and enjoyable resulting in a wonderful journey being had by all. This wonderful German couple truly were fantastic to tour with and I think the above pictures prove my feelings to be correct.




Received 11 April 2009

Dear Selwyn,

Heinz and I are back in Germany and not a day passes that we do not think of
our fabulous stay in South Africa.

The day we spent with you definitely had a strong impact on us and it was
the "missing link" to what we had seen before!
We still talk about our visit to Kayamandi almost every day and think of all
the wonderful people we met there! Thank you
so much for your most sensitive guidance (you know how nervous I was!!!),
your knowledge and your honest opinions - and
for making this day such a very special one for us!

We both enjoyed the pictures and your trip report - unfortunately we were
not able to see the video - but we sure do 
remember dancing with the kids at 40C !!!!! 

Thank you once again - DANKE!

Christine and Heinz