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

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, Mandela's Way

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 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 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

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

Our owner, Dave Varty, gave a moving speech on Nelson Mandela

Dave Varty (Owner), gave a wonderful speech on Nelson Mandela

Foor was made for the school children

Food was made for the school children

It was interesting dishing that much food out

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!

Teacher Cinzia


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4 comment on “Happy Birthday Madiba!!”

    Rae says:

    Outstanding!!

    Teacher Cinzia says:

    Thank-you very much!

    Jenifer Westphal says:

    Thank you Cinzia. I can imagine the beautiful music and I know I would have been crying the whole day! A beautiful tribute to an incredible person.

    Teacher Cinzia says:

    Thank-you Jenifer, the day was just missing you and your family! Hope to see you again soon! :)

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