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‘Real Housewives van die Wynlande’: Meet the SA cast members

KykNet has announced that there will be a second Afrikaans series in the Real Housewives franchise titled Real Housewives van die Wynlande (RHOWL). Here is a look at the cast.

 

KYKNET ANNOUNCES THE ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES VAN DIE WYNLANDE’

Following the Real Housewives van Pretoria (RHOPTA), the Real Housewives van die Wynlande is the second Afrikaans series in the Real Housewives franchise.

The Real Housewives franchise made its debut in 2006 with the Real Housewives of Orange County. 11 adaptations have been produced in the US and 21 international versions. This will be the sixth South African series in the franchise following Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town Pretoria and Gqebera.

Real Housewives van die Wynlande will air on KykNet (DStv channel 144) on 20 April. The series was film around Franschhoek, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Somerset West.

Take a look at the teaser…

MEET THE SIX LADIES 

1. AMY KLEINHANS-CURD

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Amy Kleinhans-Curd stars in the ‘Real Housewives van die Wynlande’. Image: supplied.
  • A former Miss South Africa (1992).
  • Amy is married to New Zealand businessman Leighton Curd.
  • She is a mom of four.
  • Amy lives in Franschhoek.
  • The former Miss SA is a director of several companies, including the homework helpline for teachers, Dial-A-Teacher.

2. MARISKA THORPE

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Mariska Thorpe stars in the ‘Real Housewives van die Wynlande’. Image: supplied.
  • Living in the same complex as Amy is Mariska Thorpe, she is married to husband Quintus.
  • The pair have a daughter named Ocean together.
  • She and Quintus trade shares and Mariska also runs a business that gives new life to second-hand clothes.

3. KAREN SCHWENDTKE

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Karen Schwendtke stars in the ‘Real Housewives van die Wynlande’. Image: supplied.
  • Karen is a successful businesswoman who holds a BCom Accounting degree from the University of Pretoria and a Master of Business Leadership from Unisa.
  • She also holds a degree in Visual Basic programming from Harvard in the US.
  • Karen lives in Val de Vie between Paarl and Franshhoek.
  • She is a mom of two girls – Saskia and Arabella.

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4. CANDICE BESTER

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Candice Bester stars in the ‘Real Housewives van die Wynlande’. Image: supplied.
  • Married to Werner, Candice is a mom to Emma.
  • She was a singer turned corporate and became the marketing manager for Quench – which was bought by the TFG Group.
  • Candice and Werner are in the process of opening a restaurant.

5. MICHELLE VAN ZYL

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Michelle van Zyl stars n the ‘Real Housewives van die Wynlande’. Image: suuplied.
  • Michelle is a medical doctor who specialises in trauma
  • She us now an esthetician who specialises in botox and other treatments
  • She is married to Dr. André Olivier and they live in the Boskloof Eco Estate in Somerset West.
  • The pair have two children together – Hanno and Heidi
  • Dr. André also has two sons from his previous marriage. His two sons live in Namibia.

6. ANITA LLOYD

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Anita Lloyd stars in stars in the ‘Real Housewives van die Wynlande’. Image: supplied.
  • Anita is married to her school sweetheart Boyce.
  • The pair live outside Paarl but previously lived around the world for Boyce’s work for about 10 years before returning to South Africa.
  • She holds a master’s degree in linguistics. Anita gave up her career as a teacher to support her husband’s profession. Boyce has been the CEO of KWV since 2016.

The South African

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