I've answered your other thread - but when i was wee, mum and dad used to "hide" secrets from us by talking in Afrikaans (especially in the run up to Christmas !).
Mum wasn't very fluent though, as she was from Durban (and had Australian parents anyway!).
I do have Afrikaans friends who have just had twins who are planning on bringing their kids up bi-lingual. But it is now doubt easier to do when both parents can speak "their" language in the home, but speak English the rest of the time.
I am trying to persuade her to come on to Mumsnet for some support - twins are hard work and her mum has just gone back to SA!
Nickinha - I've been trying to find someone in my area that does Afrikaans lessons but no luck - I can understand a lot but am a bit shy when it come to speaking - Dh likes to laugh when I try, so that doesn't help! Would love to learn in secret and shock the whole family!!
Dh and I have given up trying to say some of the name of Cape wines to my mum's satisfaction (who' not even the one from the Afrikaans area! ). We can't even get "Klein Constantia" right - although I'm not bad on "Buitenverwachtung".
And as for place names - Oodstoorn is impossible. I now say "the place near Kango Caves".