Thank you to all the wonderful people that have responded with such warmth. Your responses have really made me think! I should meet up with members where ever I can and include you in my blog. South Africans are so warm, I’ve missed that so much while living in England! So for starters – is there anyone from near Cochin, Kerala in India, Sri Lanka, Vic Falls, Botswana and Kenya. Please get in touch with me… And if you have suggestions family friendly things to in SA and countries above, I’d like to hear those too!
I’ll also be in Cape Town, George, The Karoo, in particular – Oudtshoorn my birth town. I’ll look forward to seeing my London city slicker children eyes pop when I put them on an ostrich. Hell, I was even chased up a thorn tree by a male ostrich for 4 hours at age 10. Nobody even knew I was missing….ah the life we had!.
Some comments from today:
Sowabona! If your travels ever bring you to the USA, I am a Zulu hillbilly, originally from a farm in Natal, I went to school in Hilton, near Pietermaritzburg. Now living on lots of land in SW Colorado… and near to the greatest concentration of National Parks in the US… Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches, etc. We live primitively, with our two Rhodesian Ridgebacks from SA, completely independently from the Matrix – our own water, solar power, food and shelter – but you and your family would be welcome anytime. Jessica (Wall) Byrne (pictured on the right)
….bottoms up to good travelling and i think that you need to know just how you contributed to many peoples lives. My childhood sweetheart found me on sareunited. I was in Israel and i received a message saying “do you remember me?” it was one of the highlights in my life and i remember returning to south africa and being reunited was a blessing.So thank you once again and bon voyage! Sharon
I just received your email about the end of SAReunited. I can understand how hard it must be to make a decision like that – almost like a death in the family. But on the other side I am really interested in your next move: travelling around the world with the kids! I have been contemplating this very thing lately. We are in Dubai and are thinking about travelling overland via eastern Europe, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, China, SE Asia to Aus. Nothing is finalised yet and we still have to work on a independent source of income while we do it, so I will will follow your trials and trails with interest. We also have 3 kids, aged 13, 11 and 2. Good luck and have fun!! Ansie
Thanks for reuniting me with SA friends before I was even a member of Facebook. All the best on your travels. If you’re passing through Delhi, please come and stay! From Solveig Bang
Great work Amanda to you and your team. Enjoy the trip and if you and your family make it out to Canada, you have a place to stay! Caryn Forsyth
It was wonderful being part of sareunited I have found many school friends. Thank You for everything. I will miss SAR. Phoebe Jean Greenwood Burger
I wish you Amanda and your family a wonderful “geographic” trip down south. if not now, when? (wise Rabbi Hillell of old). Excellent decision and kids will enjoy but it’s quite a handful. You’ll find enrichment from your travels, and emerge refreshed after for episode two or three of life after the months/years of traipsing the world. I kinda envy you………. Randall Family
Fantastic, and Lots of luck and fun on your life adventure, which I was doing the same. Maybe oneday,ou all will visit my new country “Brazil” where all adventures are amazing…. Yani Kruger
I have received, read and seen all your comments on the blog on sapeople, on the sapeople facebook page , and those that have responded to our admin team. Not ONE negative comment, you’ve all understood- some even offered free services. I’ll take it all on board over the next few days. We’re not flushing SAReunited.com, just taking it off line. Who knows…
Shakila Bali says
Bon Voyage, stay safe, take care of yourselves.
Lots of Love, Shakila
Barry Nicholson says
It is with sadness in my heart that I read about the site being closed down. I have tried for many years to trace some of my old friends from school days (ex Pietersburg, now Polokwane) going back to 1975. When I was told to try SAReunited (in 2005), I was amazed with the number of my friends registered on the site. I have with the assistance of this site, traced my friends and had a minor reunion in 2010. I am in Cape Town in all my friends are in Pretoria. Thank you for the hard work in providing an excellent website. I always found it one of the most user friendly sites. Thank you for introducing SA-People. Will follow your blog regularly and try to improve my geography this way. All the best with your new endeavours and adventures. PS. Loved the chacolate spill episode. Barry