Like so many people in South Africa, and around the world too I'm sure, the news of our beloved Madiba passing has rendered me at a loss for words. In many ways, the loss is a personal one for each of us - he inspired something in every single person, after all. For some, it was his ability to remain an icon of peace throughout his years since being released from Robben Island all those years ago. For others, it was that one-of-a-kind smile that lit up the world with its warmth. Some may remember his colourful shirts; his lasting legacy left by the Nelson Mandela Foundation - that 1995 Rugby World Cup moment that was recreated in [more]
Tonight we learned the sad news that our beloved Nelson "Madiba" Mandela passed at the age of 95, at his family home in Johannesburg.
After his release from prison in 1990, and prior to him becoming the first black president of South Africa, he delivered this powerful speech in Cape Town, after serving 27 years in prison.
Watch the profound speech below:
Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, along with former president De Klerk, for the 'peaceful termination of the apartheid regime and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa". In 1994, he was elected president in South Africa's first democratic election.
Mandela is survived by his wife Graca Machel, and children. All [more]
The beautiful Constantia Wine Route may not be as well-known as the famous Cape Winelands, but for those seeking more intimate wine tours in Cape Town, this route offers a conveniently located exploration into the world of wine.
The fertile Constantia Valley began to function as a wine-growing region in 1685, making it the oldest wine route in the Southern peninsula. Today, the route comprises just nine estates that are set against a scenic background of mountains and woodlands.
Paragliding in Cape Town offers an amazing chance to take to the skies for a truly unique perspective of the landscapes below. Imagine yourself gently floating over scenery ranging from mountain to ocean, vineyards, fields and woodlands, as you experience one of the biggest thrills ever, and you will begin to see what all the paragliding fuss is about!
Being earth-bound and all, there is no doubt that human beings have had a huge fascination with flight throughout the ages. Planes, helicopters, hot air balloons and parachutes have all helped to get us up into the air, but it's thanks to sports such as paragliding that have allowed us [more]
Today’s post is a special guest post by Tristan Sandwith, who shares some inspiration on cycling in Cape Town…
Cape Town is best known for its mountain, its gorgeous beaches, the sunshine and its laid back attitude. Little did you know then that there is something boiling under the surface that gets people excited, and ties the city ties to some of the trendiest and most forward thinking urban places the world over…
The buzzword is “BICYCLE”!
From Paris to Tokyo to New York City the bike is taking over. It’s healthy, it’s (relatively) safe and it’s environmentally friendly. That, along with the rising cost of running a motorcar is making [more]