Author: Deirdre Gower

WTM® Africa 2016, brings the world to Cape Town

PRESS RELEASE The City of Cape Town is the place to be next month as WTM® Africa begins on 6 April 2016 With just under two weeks to go, momentum around WTM® Africa 2016 is swiftly building.  As Africa’s leading B2B exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa travel and tourism, and with over 500 exhibitors on board, WTM® Africa 2016 is on track to reach new heights and exceed 2015 figures. ...
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Warrior On Wheels Foundation at Ceres Zipslide Adventures

What an amazing day! It was an early morning... a really early morning. We left home at 4:15am to fetch one of our new warriors, Xaiden and his mommy to meet up with the other new warrior, Zeah, her family, and Celeste from Friends Day Centre for the drive through to Ceres. We arrived just after 7am to be welcomed by Angelique and her team for coffee and muffins while we all completed indemnity fo...
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Warrior On Wheels “Rolls” Out at Hotel Verde

“On behalf of me and my team it became a no-brainer to host this morning’s event, because it is a cause that has truly resonated with us,” said Sarah Farrell, Marketing Manager of Cape Town’s award-winning Hotel Verde, Africa’s Greenest Hotel. The occasion was the official December launch of the Warrior on Wheels Foundation, at an upbeat (and, at times, emotional) networking breakfast that – in...
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Surf’s Up for Differently-Abled Children

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcEJ6iNxnx0[/embedyt] Blue skies, gentle swells and sandy toes were in the mix for a fun morning on Muizenberg beach with William 'Surfman' Leadbetter, a team of volunteers, a paramedic from ER24 and the lifeguards giving Damian Gower and Ashtan Davids a surf experience. Damian was rather nervous for his first time and got a little chilly, but came ou...
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Warrior On Wheels at Ceres Zip Slide Adventures

As far as adventures go, this definitely has to be one of our highlights. For a family of three that are terrified of heights, we are now ziplining fans, eager to go back for more, thanks to the amazing team at Ceres Zip Slide Adventures. A few months ago we found ourselves standing on the first platform of another zip slide, in howling, freezing wind and we will admit, we chickened out. So this t...
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Sidecar Adventures

We spent a wonderful morning doing a guided sidecar adventure from Sea Point to Eden on the Bay, stopping for hot chocolate and milkshakes before making our way back. Rod and I have been on a few bike adventures, but Damian hadn’t had his turn until this special occasion, taking a tour in a WW2 Vintage bike and sidecar. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a different experience of Cape Town.
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Argus 2015 – Solidarity Ride

When we were first asked by the Chaeli Campaign if we were participating in the Cycle Tour this year, I said we were giving it a skip as circumstances didn’t allow for me to be prepared enough to take part again. When they called again and asked for my reasons, I didn’t quite expect the call to end the way it did… 1. Damian had outgrown his buggy – no problem, the Chaeli Campaign had a spar...
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Horseback Safari

When Damian heard that everyone was going horseriding, there was no way he was going to be left out – horseriding is one of his favourite things to do, as is it mine. Damian battles to sit on a horse properly because of the spasticity in his legs, so he has only ever been led around on short rides, and most recently, only bareback as he can’t sit on a saddle anymore. When my brother, Graham, said ...
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