Vagabund Log

Back in SA 2016

Back in SA

14 April to 8 Nov 2016


Waiting for our second grandson to be born.

17th February 2016

Proud of our daughter:


"Wow, what a privilege to do a article in the Joy Magazine. Its amazing how His love awakens your heart. From peasant to princess to queen..

Joy Magazine, Feb/March 2016"

26th  April 2016

Message of Zandia to her son our grandson:

Today we celebrate the birthday of a true king in the making. You are only two years old today, but everyone in your presence can already notice the calling upon your life. You have so much authority with every step you take, but there is a gentleness surrounding you with a LOVE for people that amazes me.

You are our little "barrier braker"..

We love you so much Zandre, Happy Birthday

27 April 2016

Feeling blessed

Ouma en Oupa het die middag geniet saam met ons knapie wat 2 geword het by Farm Inn in Pta

Dusty plane cake

Gee hasies kos saam met Ouma

Die hoenders het stukkies verjaarsdagkoek gekry

28th April 2016


Zandré hou nog steeds verjaarsdag vandag saam met maatjies by piekvoetpret. Mamma het gaan werk en Ouma het my gevat


Ek dans saam met maatjies

Ons speel in die "sneeu"

Ek wil net weer en weer!!!

17 May 2016

Message of our son Michael

Our son Joseph was born on 17 May at 21:00. He weighed 3.6 kg, was 56cm long and is currently doing well. We are thankful to our Lord for the grace to have had our heart's desire of a natural birth fulfilled.”

4th June 2016

We have been spoiled this week by spending time with our grandson Joseph, Cathri and Michael at Copper Leaf.

19th June 2016

n Trotse Oupa met sy naamgenoot

25th June 2016

Kwaliteit tyd saam met Zandré

Zandré en n maatjie Donavan speel in Oupa en Ouma se tuin

Oupa en Zandré ry boot op droë grond

Met fietsies om die boom

Oupa leer Zandré visvang in die spruit

As n man moeg word dan kan mens mos maar sit

Groot visstories

10th July 2016

Arriving at our beach house at Aqua Ceu in Mozambique. The first time we can utilize our beach house after 8 years of battling and overcoming local politics and various challenges.

The dirt road from the village to the beach takes you past a fresh water lake over 20 km long. The dirt road to Aqua Ceu is a 4x4 road of about 15 km from Chidenguele winding between the lake and the sea through the forest until you reach the beach.

Mozambique Sunset over our rustic beach house “Bonito”


The stairs access to the deck above the coastal forest canopy


Enjoying a braai underneath the trees undeterred by the hard blowing southerly as the cold front passes by.


Our Eagles Nest overlooking the beach.

The kitchen and living room furniture and floor are all made from the local Mozambique ironwood “Simbiri”.

Main bedroom


Main bathroom

Vacation at Aqua Ceu in Mozambique

We thank the Els family (Zack’s youngest sister Louise, her husband Gé and their two children Shechinah and Vrede) to share with us our first holiday at Aqua Ceu in Mozambique

Shechinah and Vrede spend a lot of time on the beach exploring, swimming or fishing. Zack also managed to catch his first bonefish in Mozambique

At low tide we drove the 14 km along the beach to King Pools

Relaxing on the beach

Louise and Gé kayaking between the reefs

Vrede sharing his discovery before returning the sea star back to the pool.

The dirt road from Chidenguele to the beach takes you past a fresh water lake over 20 km long.

10th July 2016

Feeling blessed: Celebrating the success of the third generation after Michael has made his final payment for his shares in Tecroveer. Welcome on board my son I am so proud of you and confident that you will expand our legacy to clean water with distinction to the next generations. May Joseph our grandson and fourth generation join us in business one of these day's.

Partners in Tecroveer:

Zack, Michael, Izak Cronje and Piet vd Merwe

18 to 20th July 2016

Pilgrim’s Rest is situated on the eastern Eskarpment region of the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.

Together with my twin sister Andri we walked back in memory lane when we were children in this historic village.

We stayed in cottages at Mount Sheba (13 km outside of Pilgrim’s rest on

Following a winding gravel road through a Natural Rain Forest to reach Pilgrim’s Rest

The house we have stayed in as children when we were about 10 years old for about a year.


Overlooking the down town with the Joubert Bridge that was built in 1896

Andri and Gerrie

The lookout point at God’s Window

Enjoying a drink in the bar of the Royal Hotel.

21st August 2016


Familienaweek by Klein Kariba

Wat n voorreg om Ma se 88 ste verjasrsdag te kon vier

Kinders het geswem en gespeel

Nefies en niggies geniet mekaar

19 Sept 2016

2nd October 2016

A few days in the Eastern Cape

Clean water for future generations at the JBay Waste Water Treatmant Plant


Nartjiefees at Loerie

Enjoying a plate of seafood at Fish Finder in PE on our way home

16th Oct 2016

Zacharias Joseph van den Berg blessing cerenomy in King Grace Church

The prophecies that was spoken over him is so powerful. Confirming the meaning of his names

Proud parents and grandparents


Being blessed


A proud grandmother

Three generations —

19th Oct 2016

Special time with our grandson Zandré

So special to have him part of our lives

Unforgetable memories to last us a few months while oversea

I love my grandmother

Special moment


I am stronger than grandfather

Spending time together

28th October 2016

Tecroveer's 40th celebration

1st Nov 2016

Proud of the guys.


The third generation ready to take forward the vision of cleaning water for future generations.

 8th November 2016

Going to miss our family...