Let The Madiba Spirit Be With You During Your Festive Cape Town Holidays

December 8, 2013 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Cape Town Holiday Makers,Cape Town Holiday Questions,Knowing Cape Town

You are on your way to Cape Town. Or let me say many of you are. It’s going to be great and you cannot wait.

I know you have read a lot about Madiba. And have seen images like this one:


Allow me to add a short story on Madiba.

For the last few years we have heard very little of him. But today he is gone. R.I.P.

What has changed? You decide. What is important, I believe, is that his spirit will always be with you. And this is my story today.

On your visit you’ll drive past Table Mountain remembering what Mandela said:

“During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Bay at the magnificent silhouette of Table Mountain. To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.” – Nelson Mandela, 1998

To me Table Mountain is symbolic to the Mandela spirit. We sometimes (most times) forget that we share the same Spirit. (Read more here.) Be happy and see the hope Mandela gave us.

During your stay in Cape Town the wind may blow. The South Easter (Kaapse Dokter) might cramp your style. But remember Mandela. He had hope.

And the wind brings hope. The wind comes along and picks-up billions of little water drops. The drops take a ride with clouds into Africa and the rest of our country. And then the clouds drop the water where hope is needed.

When you feel the wind blowing your personality away remember Mandela. The wind brings hope just like Mandela brought hope to us and the rest of the world.

When the kids or the family get on your nerves this festive season, remember Mandela. Did the  man complain? He sat in jail for 27 years and never saw his kids grow up. And today he is still giving us hope, so lets smile.

[the apartheid regime].. locked him up because they were afraid. And still he never hated. And we should not hate. P.G. du Plessis

Today we still have many people who are scared and afraid. Because they secretly think others hate them and want to kill them or steal their stuff. Mandela’s life was stolen, and he came out loving all. How could this man ever be afraid, hateful, scared? He had enough reason to run. To avenge. But he stayed and gave us hope.

May your festive season be carefree and filled with peaceful fun.

When you start feeling a little down, remember Mandela. He gave us all hope and will continue to do so.

Have fun.

The CapeHolidays Team

Of Nandi, Elmarie and Johan


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