8 April 1951 -

COLE-ROUS, Jennifer: 


JENNIFER COLE-3 ROUS (MARCUS COLE2, JAMES COLE1) was born 8 April 1951. She is the granddaughter of ANNA LOUISE6 FLEMMER (CHRISTIAN LUDVIG5) born 28 January 1874 in Cradock South Africa, and died 22 February 1941 in Observatory Johannesburg. She married JAMES COLE-ROUS 26 March 1902 in DRC Cradock South Africa. He was born 25 April 1874, and died in 1932.




Jennifer Cole-Rous, born 8 April 1951. UNISA BA French and Linguistics, UNISA Hons Linguistics. Works as a translator - mainly French and English but also some Italian. Conference and other translation, mainly for big international companies dealing with wine, petrochemical topics and civil engineering. Also Tour Guide, mainly for Italians and preferred guiding jobs involve ending up with the animals in Kruger National Park and being able to photograph them! Have also worked in the wine industry, in marine research, spending some time at sea and in media, but freelancing is tops. Have lived in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Hermanus, Pietermaritzburg, Rome and now for the past 32 years, in Cape Town. 


Some of the most significant events in my life are having lived in Italy; having obtained two degrees through part time study; having fairly much mastered both French and Italian which I use daily. In 2002 was at the Inter-Congolese Dialog conference at Sun City for nearly two months. Crewed on a 42' yacht to Luderitz - only three people on board, also on 34' yacht to PE and got caught in a gale off Knysna - a life altering experience. 


My main loves are travel, wine and food, music, photography, wildlife, reading, foreign movies, entertaining, bargain-hunting at second-hand and charity shops and last but not least, my wonderful Mom, friends and cats. My interest in languages, travel, cooking, sailing and books come from my Mom, Jeanette (née van der Lingen) and my late Dad, Marcus.


Future plans/dreams to do a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course, more travel - hopefully to France and Italy for pleasure, throughout SA, particularly the game parks for work, more photography and to do more renovations. To have the time to just be!