Family friend and Kouga Municipality councillor Brenton Williams said the service would be held at the Tecoma Street car park at Lower Point Beach at 10am. Williams said Van der Westhuizen loved swimming.
"He was in his 70s and still swam from Main Beach to Lower Point Beach. He was an extremely strong swimmer. He could swim 3km in under one hour. I remember watching him swim one day and thinking when I reach his age, I would want to swim that well,” Williams said.
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