Community

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Durban Tourism Indaba Township Tours


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T O W N S H I P S

When Skybok was up in Durban 2014 filming for the Tourism Indaba, we went on an organized media tour. It was incredible seeing townships one would never get to see. If you travel here, make sure you do an organized tour with a legitimate company. We spent the day touring Durban and surrounding townships where Nelson Mandela began his journey with the ANC. The particular township we went to also happened to be where Ghandi spent his years in South Africa. It’s called the Inanda Heritage Route. We ended off with a gorgeous beachfront party and buffet in true African style! Below is a list of companies who do township tours. It is an unforgettable and heart-warming experience. You won’t be sorry.

Townships of South Africa

South African Township Tours

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South African Township Tours

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Knysna – Emzini Tours

Cape Town – Footsteps To Freedom

Cape Town – Vamos Township Tours

Cape Town – Nomvuyo’s Tours

Johannesburg – Imbizo Tours

Johannesburg – Ekala Eco Tours

Port Elizabeth – Gugus Township Tours

South African Townships

Social Media Marketing

Rotary Club of Algoa Bay


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Skybok enjoyed creating this fresh new blog for The Rotary Club of Algoa Bay. Good causes always need good websites. Join them on Facebook here. The Rotary Family Health Days 2015 will be held in the heart of Zwide Township at Ubuntu. It was incredible to hear Bill Clinton travelled there last year. It’s the home of the Ubuntu Education Fund. The RFHD are 3 days of free health care for the community. Skybok shot and produced the Algoa Bay Rotary Club’s video profile recently, as well as their soup kitchen for Madiba Day at Provincial Hospital.

Rotary at Ubuntu Education Centre South Africa

Rotary, Social Outreach

Social Outreach with Rotary


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Social Media Marketing South Africa

Skybok recently profiled a soup kitchen project which Rotary spearheaded along with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University‘s Law Faculty Ubuntu Community Outreach Programme. This year for Madiba Day, The Rotary Club of Algoa Bay gave back for 67 minutes – 1 minute for every year Nelson Mandela worked to make the world a better place – at The Provincial Hospital. The hospital is in Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. In honour of his birthday, the call was out for people everywhere to give 67 minutes of their time to help their community in some way. Everyone has the power to change the world. The United Nations declared 18 July as “Nelson Mandela International Day” in 2009.

Events

Skybok at the Durban Travel Indaba!


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Skybok Durban Indaba

A fresh hello as we plug in from the Durban ICC, home of the Tourism Indaba – Africa’s Top Travel Show! Skybok has enjoyed 2 full days of trade, networking and touring Durban as part of the media delegation for the convention. We enjoyed meeting the Head of Durban Tourism, Phillip Sithole, and also the CEO of South African Tourism, Thulani NzimaA tour of the Inanda Heritage Route organized for media was most insightful as delegates explored famous spots as part of our country’s history. These included the home of John Dube – founder and first president of the ANC – and the home of Ghandi when he lived in South Africa for 20 years in 1894 and where he founded the Natal Indian Congress to agitate for Indian rights. Today is the last day of the convention and we aim to make the most of it, doing some film work in between discovering dynamic businesses in the trade. See all of our photos from the Indaba here and from the Media Beach Carnival (opening night) here.

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With the CEO of South African Tourism Thulani Nzima
CEO of South African Tourism Thulani Nzima
With Head of Durban Tourism Phillip Sithole (on the left)
Head of Durban Tourism Phillip Sithole (on the left)
Cape Town, Points of Interest

Kirstenbosch Gardens


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The most beautiful garden in Africa, Kirstenbosch National BotanicalGarden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Visit their website here.

Operational Hours

  • Sep-Mar (Summer) Mon-Sun
  • 08h00-19h00
  • Apr-Aug (Winter) Mon-Sun
  • 08h00-18h00
  • Conservatory Mon-Sun
  • 09h00 -17h00

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Cape Town, Wine Farms

Groot Constantia


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Ok so one of my favourite wine farms of all time is “Groot Constantia Wine Estate“. It’s located in the Constantia Valley in Cape Town, South Africa. I like it so much that I requested it when I shot my Top Billing interview with Janez. – click HERE to read more about that interview and HERE to see the photos from it. What a pleasure shooting Groot Constantia’s official video profile for Skybok. Here’s putting in a word for Grant Newton, its Marketing Director – absolute legend. The entire estate is a national heritage site and fully operational wine farm. The shoot was smooth and the weather was perfect. Did you know that it’s one of Cape Town’s “Big 6″? – Fellow members are Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cape Point. It’s won over 36 gold medals over the last 10 years in various wine excellence competitions… Now that’s impressive! Great place to have a function. Watch their video and see what all the fuss is about! For more photos Skybok took on the day, click HERE.

Bars & Pubs, Port Elizabeth

Castros


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If you ask anyone from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, what the longest-running & most popular nightclub is, they’ll probably point to Castros. We filmed their video profile and shot it during a very busy student night – great! Enjoy!

Bars & Pubs

For The Love of Wine


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We shot at a stunning wine bar in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It sits along the famous “Stanley Street” strip in Richmond Hill. They offer all sorts of wines and platters. Here is their video profile!

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Khayalethu Youth Centre, Social Outreach

Khayalethu Youth Centre


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We shot this profile for Khayalethu Youth Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It’s mission is to provide intervention programs and alternative care for street children, specifically for boys, between the ages of 8 and 18. Their aim is to meet their basic needs through a holistic and developmental approach, with the ultimate aim of re-socialization and family re-unification.