Former Miss SA runner-up visits Toti

2016-04-06 06:00
Kim McCarthy (left) with former Miss SA runner-up, Victoria Bathurst who visited Toti recently. Photo: supplied

Kim McCarthy (left) with former Miss SA runner-up, Victoria Bathurst who visited Toti recently. Photo: supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

SAPPHIRE Coast Tourism Chairperson, Kim McCarthy hosted an interesting personality over the Easter holidays.

“We hosted a blind lady from Sydney, by the name of Victoria Bathurst. She originally hails from Cape Town and was the first non-white runner-up for Miss South Africa to Margaret Gardner. She was just 18 at the time and is now 55,” McCarthy said.

“Victoria went totally blind, from a degenerative eye disease, at age 30.”

McCarthy said they “got creative” to appeal to all her senses, so started her stay over with trip to Croc World where she participated in the talk and feeding of the crocodiles amid a potent smell of mature crocodiles and decaying chickens.

“From there we strolled around the gardens describing scenes and colours, smelling flowers, hearing bird life and holding baby crocs and snakes. In the evening, we enjoyed a picnic of local flavours at the Rhumbala Theatre followed with an awesome jazz session which had her up and dancing,” McCarthy said.

On Sunday morning the group headed for Tala Game Park for an open bumpy ride in the park jeep, enjoying the guides commentary, while taking in the African sounds around them.

“The day ended with an enthralling beach horseback ride, ticking off another item on her bucket list. Interestingly, all her activities were recorded on her iPad with date and time for replay. She is an amazing independent woman who travels the world on her own,” McCarthy added. - Supplied.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/World

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.