There is an importance in preserving history, in working to make sure that the future generations can be aware of what happened in the past and to learn from it. Nelson Mandela believed in legacies, in creating a better future for those that come after us.
Twin Mosia, from the Free State, was selected as one of News24’s 100 Young Mandela’s earlier this year. Twin, a former miner, founded the Elandskof Museum in his hometown of Mamafubedu Petrus Steyn and is in the process of turning a former train station into a national heritage site. Twin took the opportunity to travel to the Eastern Cape with South African Tourism to walk in the footsteps of Mandela, from Qunu where he grew up to Mthatha where his museum is, to Mqhekezweni, where he lived during his teenage years under the tutelage of Chief Jongintaba, and Twin got a chance to partake in a traditional stick fight.
This year for the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations, South African Tourism identified 100 experiences, attractions and destinations around South Africa that have strong historical and social ties to his life and which have become familiar to the global community. As part of this celebration, we partnered with South African Tourism and offered some young Mandela’s from our Mandela100 project a unique and memorable chance to explore other provinces and cities and walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela.
A showcase of South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s memory can be found on the South African Tourism Madiba’s Journey App, which allows users to view the attractions on a map, build their itineraries and share their own journeys on social media. Visitors can also experience the emotion and relevance of each location through audio, text and image galleries. The app also offers real-time weather information, distances and details of nearby attractions. Discover all the Eastern Cape experiences from beautiful beaches of East London to the history in Qunu and Mqhekezweni, The Great Place as well as other spots in the Eastern Cape with South African Tourism.
This trip was made possible by South African Tourism and South African Airways
This post is sponsored by South African Tourism produced by Brandstudio24 for Traveller24.