WATCH: Explore Nelson Mandela’s history through the streets of the Eastern Cape

Jeff Chabalala
Jeff Chabalala

The Eastern Cape was an important part of Nelson Mandela’s role as an activist and a president. This is the province where he was born, where he was raised, where he was schooled and the lessons that he learned here shaped his future, his opinions and his outlook.  

Jeff Chabalala, was selected as one of News24’s 100 Young Mandela’s earlier this year for his work as a SAPS’s youth coordinator for the Free State, focussing on tackling on issues that he is passionate about such as drug abuse, gangsterism and education.  

Jeff took the opportunity to travel to the Eastern Cape with South African Tourism to walk in the footsteps of Mandela, from his birthplace to where he grew up and was schooled in Qunu and to where his museum currently is in Mthatha.  

This year for the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations, South African Tourism identified 100 experiences, attractions and destinations?around South Africa that have strong historical and social ties to his life and which have become familiar to the global community. As part of this celebration, we partnered with South African Tourism and offered some young Mandela’s from our Mandela100 project a unique and memorable chance to explore other provinces and cities and walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela.

A showcase of South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s memory can be found on the South African Tourism Madiba’s Journey App, which allows users to view the attractions on a map, build their itineraries and share their own journeys on social media. Visitors can also experience the emotion and relevance of each location through audio, text and image galleries. The app also offers real-time weather information, distances and details of nearby attractions. Discover all the Eastern Cape experiences from beautiful beaches of East London to the history in Qunu and Mqhekezweni, The Great Place as well as other spots in the Eastern Cape with South African Tourism.

This trip was made possible by South African Tourism and South African Airways

This post is sponsored by South African Tourism produced by Brandstudio24 for Traveller24.
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