The beautiful history of Sapphire Coast

2018-02-28 06:01
One of the stops during the tour was at the Illovo Maha Vishnu Temple, seen are the leaders with members from the temple and the Sapphire Coast Tourism team.PHOTO: Samkelisiwe Gumede

One of the stops during the tour was at the Illovo Maha Vishnu Temple, seen are the leaders with members from the temple and the Sapphire Coast Tourism team.PHOTO: Samkelisiwe Gumede

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THE Sapphire Coast Tourism (SCT) team went on a DIY tour around the city learning and unravelling the history of the town.

Sapphire Coast is filled with hidden truths and beauty that is yet to be discovered and the SCT is on a mission to celebrate the beauty of the coastal town.

The tour involved going through the suburban, urban and rural areas.

The Sapphire Coast is a small community with areas that change from suburban to rural in a matter of seconds.

Some of the Sapphire Coast’s legacies that are slowly being forgotten in the history books of South Africa is the Jubilee Hall at Adams College which is a place where African leaders such as JL Dube, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Robert Mugabe and the father of our nation Nelson Mandela received their formal education.

This place is slowly losing its rightful place in history, neglected for years, but Jubilee Hall is still filled with rich history.

Vice Chairperson of SCT Andre Beetge shared how plea cases were sent in years back to government about providing resources to maintain the facility but no movement has been made in an attempt to preserve the hall.

Another destination which is also rich in history was the Illovo Maha Vishnu Temple, the leaders spoke about the history of the temple which dates back many decades.

The temple has been around since the leaders’ forefathers came to South Africa in ships to work on the sugar cane fields.

Other places that were visited included the Nungwane Dam, “KwaHlophe” Rock and many more.

For more information on the Sapphire Coast visit, http://www.sapphirecoasttourism.co.za/

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