We arrived in darkness
In the Rainbow nation
Our expectations dimmed
By distance and ignorance
You held a light
And opened our eyes
To a land of culture and exuberance
Exotic beauty
A human mixture
Melded into one
A wide gamut
Of information
From wine varieties
To colonial history
And native species
Nothing fazed you
And you leave us
Grateful
And wide eyed.

To Abdul Clarke, Our Guide -
Western Cape Fairways Tour 2014

- John