E-mail from Gus and Sophia Truter, UK: “Gudrun, we thank for a very professional tour, lots of fun, super accommodation and most of all: you showed us the most spectacular flower display. Your knowledge about the flowers was just so much more we have expected – this tour was a highlight of our tour to South Africa. We very seldom travel in small groups – we have to admit: it was fun and the most pleasant group to be with. We enjoyed every moment of your flower tour. We are sharing the photos en nice memories with our friends and we will send them your way.”
E-mail from Beth and Carol (mother and daughter): “Well done – you have surprised us with a very pleasant holiday. Your knowledge of the area, the flowers and the animals was something to enjoy, but most of all: you have taken us to the most beautiful places – Nababeeb and Springbok was our highlight. This was the most beautiful birthday present from my daughter – thanks to both of you!”
Van Joan du Toit en Elsie van Reenen: “Hierdie toer was elke sent die moeite werd. Jy het ons gepamperlang van die lughawe tot weer terug in die Kaap. Baie dankie vir jou hoogs professionale diens, baie dankie vir die mooi gesindheid in ons groep (jy sorg net dat alles uitwerk en almal gelukkig is!) en meeste van alles: baie dankie vir al die mooi blomme wat jy vir ons gewys het. Niewoudtville en die Biedouw was ons hoogtepunt. Die akkommodasie op die wynplaas was van hoogstaande gehalte – moenie praat van die kos! Ons toer graag weer saam met jou.
From Anne and John, Johannesburg: “We can’t stop talking about the wonderful flower tour we have enjoyed with you. Thanks to you, to Barend and all the people at Melkboomsdrift – we all enjoyed our 3 day flower tour. The tears at the end of the tour (Melkboomsdrift!) were real. So special of them to sing a song for us – so very special, that we could enjoy the flowers of the Namaqualand, so very special that we could have you as a guide. Thank you Gudrun – we had a great time and we have the most spectacular photos which will keep us going for some time.”
Van Annie Geldenhuis, Stellenbosch: “Dit is nou die 5de keer wat ons saam met jou op ;’n blommetoer gaan. Ons het baie lief vir jou geraak. Jy maak die toere altyd vir ons baie spesiaal en daar is altyd iets nuuts wat jy vir ons kan wys. Die Rooibos Tee toer en die 4x4 blommesafari saam met Chris was ‘n groot verrassing – al was dit vreeslik koud en die berge spierwit van die sneeu. Waar gaan ons volgende?”
E-mail from Ann and Chris Walker, Durban: Our highlight of the flower tour was the Biedouw Valley. We have always heard about the Biedouw and the Pakhuis Pas – this spectacular flower display was beyond our expectations. It was indeed as the book of Patterson has said: the “Garden of the Gods” Next time we would love to tour with you all the way up to Springbok.