I just love Soweto. The people, the place, the whole vibe just speaks of entrepreneurship, opportunity and industriousness,(is that a word?) I visted Wandies today, a township restaurant of international renown. The service is excellent, the food is great and the prices are reasonable.
Vilkazi Street, another famous tourist attraction is a must see, Mandela’s House is a national treasure and the house of Bishop Desmond Tutu is also close by. It is only here on Vilakazi Street that you will find not one but two Nobel Peace Prize winners in the guise of Nelson Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu. There are also numerous restaurants and other places of interest.
Visiting Soweto I can find a hundred reasons why I love South Africa.
I am always amazed with the depth of talent South Africa has. This across all spheres of life, sport, business and professional. I spent this morning with a town-planner who is working on some national projects, in his spare time he runs a feeding scheme for the underpriviledged. My other guest was a female professional who is an engineer, a MBA graduate and a consultant on various megaprojects. She is passionate about the environement, about South Africa, she is also deeply committed to family and thus supports an extended family network. These people make South Africa great.
Traveling to the Cape I found another reason to love my country. Of the six floral kingdoms on the planet we have one of those right here in our country in its entirety. The Cape Floral Kingdom comprises a number of species and vegetation groups, Fynbos being probably the most famous and synonymous with The Cape region. Visit the Cape and experience this unique heritage and revel in the knowledge that we considered royalty in the flora and fauna kingdoms.
I just love that you can discover new places that you did know know about before. Langebaan is such a place and it’s so beautiful that when you first see it you cannot believe you eyes.. This is the ideal spot for kite-surfing for the adventurous and for the rest of us it has white beaches and romantic sunsets. Awesome sights, I just love it here, makes you love South Africa more and more each day.
I love South Africa because when I reflect on Valentine’s Day I know South Africa gave the ultimate gift to many the world over. The first heart transplant was done on 3 Dec 1967 at Groote Schuur Hospital by Dr. Christiaan Bernard and his team. As you exchange gifts of red hearts, spare a thought for the real gift that South Africa gave the world. Another great reason to just love this place!
Another reason to love South Africa it that we are celebrating 21 years since Mandela was released from prison. It was on this day in 1990 when he was returned to us as he walked into our hearts and we embraced him then as we do now.