John Masek visits Klaus Tiedge
Almost exactly one year after filming in the Maasai Mara with his Guide John Masek, Klaus Tiedge welcomes his long time friend into his home. From the real jungle to the urban jungle as it where. It was really great to be able to experience an exchange of worlds like this.
Just a few years ago John went to Germany with Klaus. This was John’s first trip out of Africa. Needless to say that journey was a big part in cementing their friendship beyond their professional connection. While in Kenya in 2018 John invited Klaus and family to come enjoy an afternoon lunch in his home. It was an opportunity for families to exchange stories. The kids played the adults spoke.
Now it was John’s turn to come to the Mother City.
Exploring Cape Town
If anyone knows the Mara like the back of their hand it’s John Masek. Turning the tables and showing him around some of the Tourists spots in Cape Town was quite refreshing. He practically stepping right into a cold Cape Town winter but that didn’t stop them from going to the beach and climbing the mountains.
Taking a peninsula drive via Chapman’s Peak and Boulders beach was a way to show the man “from the bush” the wild side of Cape Town. Dean Paarman the camera man that joined on the trip to Kenya in 2018 also took an opportunity to use his tour guiding skills to take John on an actual city safari. Instead of animals, plants and rivers he got to appreciate the architecture, buzzing markets and melting pot of cultures that makes Cape Town so unique.
A send off with a South African Braai
For those that don’t know in South Africa we call a BBQ a Braai. In good old traditional style, friends and family were invited to meet the legendary John. The grill was alive, the drinks were flowing and fun was had by all. It was great to have Maasai Warrior John Masek in Cape Town.