Stefan and Claudia Westerheide

Cologne - Germany

6 March 2009

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I met Stefan and Claudia in Franschhoek at Le Petit Ferme where they were staying . We soon became acquainted and set out on a winelands and cultural journey.  We first stopped in at the Old Corkscrew antique shop so as to see the hidden secret in the establishment before moving onto Paarl


Claudia and Stefan at the Afrikaans language monument with the Paarl and Franschhoek Valley in the background


Claudia having fun at the Afrikaans language monument


After our visit to the Afrikaans Language Monument we travelled to Kayamandi


Having lunch at Lily



Having fun with the dancers at the Ikamva Lethu Centre




Walking around Zone J



Claudia having fun with some of the "Trash for Fruit" kids



Yeah apples!!


After our visit to Kayamandi we returned to Franschhoek at 20h30

Claudia and Stefan were a very friendly and intelligent young couple to travel with. We had great fun together and all in all I think our tour was a very successful one. Our experience in Kayamandi was a very good one and the amount of pictures above certainly do not depict the fullness of our day as a matter of fact we so occupied that I actually forgot to take many pictures during the course of our visit to the township. All in all our day together certainly was an informative one for all and many a cultural sharing took place. Great couple to tour with.



Received 23 March 2009

Hi Selwyn,

Thank you very much for the link and the great photos and nice text you put on your webpage. We enjoyed our tour of Paarl and Kayamandi very much. You provided us with very valuable insight into the history as well as the contemporary situation of South Africa and its people. It was a pleasure to meet you, Lily and the Kayamandi people, whose warmth and friendliness really touched our hearts.

We will certainly return to SA some time in the future, though it may take a few years, but we will remember and contact you once the decision is made.

In the coming weeks, I will put up the photos of our trip on our Flicker page and would be happy to provide you with the link, if you are interested in seeing them. For the time being, we would like to say thank you once again and would like to ask you, whether it is possible to send us the original file of the bottom photo (titled "Yeah! Apples!") shown on our "I Love Capetown"- photo page, as we would like to make a quality printout of this photo.

Thanks a lot in advance, keep on doing the great work,

kind regards
Stefan and Claudia