Born from Dutch parents in Potchefstroom, South Africa, TJ did his school education in Stellenbosch, military training in SA Air Force, and studied BA at North West University.
He lives in Stellenbosch, (Wine Capital of SA) – happily married to Anna-Marie, who is a part time teacher, and they have four children.
Regards it as a privilege to live in such a beautiful area.
He is a tour guide since 2004 and loves his work, and to be able to let his guests see and experience, the natural beauty of South Africa and the cultural diversity of the Rainbow Nation.
TJ`s mother tongue is Afrikaans (Die mooiste en lekkerste taal), but he is as fluent in English (Love to speak English) and Dutch / Flemish ( Zijn fijne mensen om mee te reizen) and can help himself with German. (Habe meinem Deutsch auf Schule gelernt und spricht es gern).
Living in the area for the past 20 years he loves to take people to different wine estates and introduce them to a variety of wines and the beautiful settings of the farms. You also experience the town and surrounding area in a special way.
The bigger Western Cape is a jewel of South Africa and TJ also loves to take guests to Cape Town for a city tour, visit Table Mountain, do a seal watching boat trip in Hout Bay, and experience the vibrating V&A Waterfront.
Drive along the Peninsula via Chapman`s Peak and visiting Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope and the Penguins at Boulders, is also a must do.
The drive along the eastern shores of False Bay via Betty`s Bay and the Penguin Colony there to Hermanus – Whale Season (July – Nov) and further to Gansbaai (Shark Capital) is also one of the most scenic drives in the Cape.
If you have a few more days, the Garden Route will expose you to some of the most attractive areas of South Africa.
TJ is also a national guide and travels the country with smaller and bigger groups/families (Does quite some work for FOX, OAD, TUI and other Companies) and can also organize self drive/chauffeur driven tours.
South Africa is sometimes described as the World in one Country because of the enormous variety in natural and cultural beauty. The national anthem – Nkosi Sikelel` iAfrica – May God bless Africa – we have also experienced in the way God has led us to a peaceful solution after years of Apartheid and discrimination.
Come and see and experience this beautiful and blessed country for yourself. It will be one of your most memorable visits to a country.
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