Chavonnes Battery Blog - Page 7

Lilizela Awards 2015: Culture Guide - Thandikaya's nomination VOTE below

Posted by Dale on Tue April 14, 2015 in The characters.

Ready for #WTM Africa in ‪#‎CapeTown.‬ Find us at the #Wesgro stand. Wish us luck!

Travel shows are exciting experiential learning opportunities for aspiring Tourism role-players, the team have polished their shoes and practiced their "pitch".

Thandikhaya Tsondwa our Lead Tourist Guide is taking the lead on this project as part of his development plan. We have nominated Khaya for a Lilizela Award, below is the application.

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Our first Afrikaans Article

Posted by Willem on Mon March 23, 2015 in The characters.

At the Chavonnes Battery we enjoy being approached for information about the history of Cape Town, often it’s unusual and sometimes wacky which we can refer to Willem Steenkamp and get to enjoy another dose of flavorful insight into life at the Cape (or the world) at the time. We have an example of an email query to share with you and our first Afrikaans Article. (Kind permission by authors)
Pic above: The Caabse Vlek, F Riedel, 1779

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Article by Mervyn Emms in 1975

Posted on Wed February 4, 2015.

Interesting article written in 1975 about the Chavonnes Battery by Mervyn Emms. The Battery was buried in 1860, re-discovered like buried treasure in 1999 and preserved for local and international visitors to enjoy an insight into the history of Cape Town.

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Jan Van Riebeeck beginning of all the troubles?

Posted on Wed January 21, 2015.

Was Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival in 1652 the beginning of all South Africa’s troubles, as President Jacob Zuma would have it? by Willem Steenkamp

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