16 July 2014

South African Tourism keeps Nelson Mandela’s Legacy alive

South African Tourism will be visiting Abangani Enkosini Children’s Home in Alexandra on Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela's famous smile. Nelson Mandela's famous smile.

One of the most universally loved leaders of our time, late President Nelson Mandela brought us together and it is together that we should celebrate his life.

South African Tourism will be visiting Abangani Enkosini Children’s Home in Alexandra and dedicating 67 minutes to reading stories to the children there. This will be followed by a guided tour, accompanied by the South African Tourism CEO, along sites on the Gauteng leg of “Madiba’s Journey” (http://mandela.southafrica.net/map/overview). The route will give the children of Abangani Enkosini an opportunity to experience the places in Gauteng that Madiba spent his time, the places he loved, and the places that profoundly impacted this great man.

Recently launched in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Madiba’s journey is an interactive map featuring Nelson Mandela’s 95-year life journey through South Africa. Madiba’s Journey gives details of 27 sites of historical interest in the life of Madiba around the country.

“One of the most universally loved leaders of our time, late President Nelson Mandela brought us together and it is together that we should celebrate his life. He became one of the world’s most respected politicians and the Madiba- inspired tourist attractions that South African Tourism has created in his honour continues to draw tourists to locations associated with his life,” Mr Nzima says.