‘Spirit of Madiba’ comes to rest at Boardwalk

2015-10-14 06:00
Pictured here with the Spirit of Madiba are Brett Hoppé, the General Manager at The Boardwalk, and Wayne Bolton.

Pictured here with the Spirit of Madiba are Brett Hoppé, the General Manager at The Boardwalk, and Wayne Bolton. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE boat in which South African adventurer Riaan Manser and his fiancée Vasti Geldenhuys made history when they were the first people to row from mainland Africa to New York has come to rest at The Boardwalk.

The boat has been brought to The Boardwalk ahead of a fundraising banquet in aid of rhino conservation taking place at The Boardwalk International Convention Centre on October 29.

Manser’s fiancée Geldenhuys, will be a guest speaker at the event which serves to launch Wayne Bolton’s One Land Love It 6 000km cycling expedition across South Africa. During Bolton’s epic journey, from November 28 this year to February 2016, he will make a stop at all 19 of South Africa’s national parks to help raise awareness for the plight of Africa’s rhinos. Proceeds from the banquet will be donated to two deserving organisations: the SANParks Honorary Rangers and a rhino orphanage, Care for Wild Africa.

According to The Boardwalk’s Marketing Manager, Nqobile Majozi, the public is welcome to visit the complex to see and photograph the boat that took Manser and Geldenhuys on their world record breaking adventure. The boat, called Spirit of Madiba, can be seen at The Boardwalk’s retail area.

“We would also like to encourage our community and caring corporate citizens to support the fundraising dinner and make a contribution towards assisting two worthy rhino conservation organizations to continue their efforts to save South Africa’s dwindling rhino population,” said Majozi. For more information about the black tie event at The Boardwalk, contact Nikki Bolton on 041 364 0088 or nikki@oneland.co.za

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