Happy Birthday Madiba!!
This is a peek into what we did for Mandela’s birthday here at Londolozi. We were entertained by the children of Madlala Highschool singing their version of Madiba’s birthday song, long walks with the choir, a talk on the power of relationships by Alex van den Heever and a speech by Dave Varty… and last but not least, there was cake!
All the guests were met in the Varty Camp boma by the choir, and walked up to the village singing
At the entrance to the village Witness explained to them the meaning of the walkway, Freedom’s Way which was designed and built in honour of Nelson Mandela
The choir then continued up along the walkway, still singing
The walk ended at the centre of the village in what we call the club house, where everyone filed in to hear the plan for the day
The children from Madlala Highschool entertained us with their version of Mandela’s birthday song that was sung worldwide trying to break the world record for the most people singing a birthday song
Dave Varty (Owner), gave a wonderful speech on Nelson Mandela
Food was made for the school children
Plenty of fun was had by all both before and after lunch!
We at Londolozi have been privileged enough to have hosted Mandela over seven times and the walkway through our village is called Freedom’s Way in honour of him. In light of this amazing man who spent 67 years of his life making the world a better place, we hope that everyone continues making their 67 minutes count, and hopefully not just once a year but as often as possible! Let us know what you did on for your 67 minutes!