“Great, incredibly impressive! Thanks for this totally amazing trip. It was again something very special and very pleasant.”
The trip to South Africa allowed the first-category qualifiers to get very close to the people and nature there. The promises that were made weren’t exaggerated. It would hardly be possible to experience this exciting country as a visitor any more intensively, emotionally or closer.
The trip started in Elansdoorn, where Hugo Tempelman, our long-standing charity partner, works. The business partners were able to see for themselves in the hospital ward and research laboratory that ENERGETIX’s donations over recent years are being put to extremely good use.
A performance by a few members of the now world-famous choir showed how much quality of life Hugo Tempelman’s work is producing in South Africa.
These first moving impressions accompanied the group as the travellers immersed themselves directly into the nearby nature where a beautiful lodge where they could relax was waiting for them.
The next day offered pure adventure when the participants were taken on a safari to experience the Big Five with exciting and even dramatic aspects. The pictures speak for themselves. The evening ended with a bush dinner against the fantastic backdrop of dusk.
The next day’s programme of contrasts saw the group take a short flight to the pulsating metropolis of Cape Town.
The impression that this ‘pearl at the southern tip of Africa’ offered was very profound with fantastic beaches on the shores of two oceans, scenic diversity and a vibrant multicultural society. The renowned ‘Gold Restaurant’ took the guests on a culinary journey across the entire continent in the evening.
Next contrast: Cape Town’s township. The guide let us take a look behind the scenes. One of the highlights of the journey was a trip to a genuine medicine man and to the guide’s mother, who lovingly prepared an African lunch for the group. It couldn’t have been more authentic!
The vistas from Table Mountain are, of course, always a must-see on any trip to Cape Town. The view at sunset was magnificent.
And only ENERGETIX business partners could have experienced the consumption of night coffee this way: the evening meal was served at the home of jazz musicians who presented a sample of their skills with music that has conquered the entire world.
The Cape of Good Hope’s popular mascots, the charming penguins, were one of the final lasting impressions of a ‘stunning’ journey before the first-category qualifiers were appropriately recognized for their outstanding performances during ‘Dinner at the Stack’.
An incredible trip but it can already be revealed that the new competition’s destination for first-category qualifiers that is going to be presented in Berlin at the end of August is easily going to match these standards for excitement and adventure.
We’ll be seeing you in Berlin!
More impressions from this extraordinary journey are to be found on Flickr.