The Southernmost Foundation organised the most amazing trip for 49 local underprivileged Grade 7 students. Accompanying them were their four supervisors: Lucy Bell, Rabia Abduraghman, Wilbuhr van Heerden and Jamy Jordan. This trip was the first of its kind for a group from Bredasdorp, and the Southernmost Foundation, founded by Naas Vermaak, was thrilled to give (yes, it didn’t cost them a cent) this experience to these students.
On April 7th, at 9:00am they left for Cape Town and stayed in the Burger Strandhuis for 4 days while experiencing a tour of Cape Town and the environment. The group was taken up by the cable car up to Table Mountain and spent 2 hours enjoying the views of the ocean and Robben Island. On April 8th the group visited the Waterfront where they were transfixed by the aquariums. On their hour cruise in the open sea, they could see Robben Island and Table Mountain behind them which was breath-taking.
A highlight of the trip was the visit to the castle where they were able to witness the ceremony of the guards in uniform returning the keys. A wonderful experience also came when a local bird expert brought his birds to show the group. From what they learned about the birds, they will have different eyes to see the many wild birds in their hometown. Everyone had a great time and learned much about the land, the history, and places in Cape Town that they had never been to before and are not likely to forget.
The trip was made possible by the generous contributions from companies like NOVARE , PRO-LINE & FLORALAND Bredasdorp – without their support none of this would have been possible.