Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly.


Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. Each year on 18 July we look back on what has been done and forward to what will be done.

Making every day a Mandela Day celebrates Madiba’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change.

Battle of my 67 Beads at the V&A Waterfront

The Beading Gogos are back, and they mean business! The Relate Trust’s fourth annual beading challenge, The Battle of My 67 Beads, will see the nation’s favourite Gogos and Tatas working alongside top South African celebs (including Matthew Booth, Tracey Lange, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Lindy Hibbard, DJ Sox, Zoë Brown, Jitsvinger, Zola Nene and more) to plan, design, and thread a bracelet in only 67 minutes. This annual Mandela Day event pays respect to the incredible contribution and work that some of our most treasured senior citizens do to help build South Africa while creating awareness for the causes that Relate Bracelets raise much-needed funds for.

Date: 13 July | Time: 12:00 – 14:00 | Venue: Nobel Square| Cost: N/A

Vintage with Love – Mandela Day at the V&A Waterfront

Vintage with Love, a stylish sale of gently worn quality fashion for charity, is taking place in Cape Town later this year at the African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel on the 1,2,3  September 2017.

Vintage with Love is inviting you to spend your 67 minutes for Mandela Day on 18 July 2017 at the Waterfront’s Workshop17,  where you can make your contribution by donating, sorting and packing gorgeous clothes and accessories in preparation for the sale.

By donating your gently worn clothing, you can contribute to supporting: Partners with Possibility, Chic Mamas do Care, Shine Centre,  Kidz2Kidz & Uphawu.

Date: 18 July | Time: 10:00 – 17:00 | Venue: WORKSHOP 17 | Cost: N/A

67 Minutes of Laughter

67 Minutes of Laughter featuring 16 of SA’s top comedians and hip-hop legend DJ Azuhl, celebrating Mandela Day – Tuesday 18 July 2017. Tickets R167 (funds raised on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital).

Host – Kurt Schoonraad, Featuring: Nik Rabinowitz, KG, Carl Weber, Conrad Koch, Rob Van Vuuren, Shimmy Isaacs, Tracy KlassAngel Campey, Yaaseen Barnes, Brent Palmer, Paul Snodgrass, Phil De Lange, Eureka Nkese, Gino Fernandez, Mum-Z, The Napsta & a special set after the show by DJ Azuhl.

Date: 18 July | Time: 20:30 | Venue: Cape Town Comedy Club, The Pumphouse | Cost: R167

Here are some other ways to spend your 67 minutes:

Volunteer your time at one of the many charities in the Mother City. Find a full list here.

Sort through your cupboards and collect any unworn clothing & shoes to donate to your closest charity or children’s home.

Buy the latest Big Issue from your local seller.

Donate books to your local library.

Whip up some sandwhiches and some soup to hand out to those in need on your way to work or school.

Donate a blanket to the #TBD2017. Find out where you can donate by checking out their website.


Share your Mandela Day activities with us!

Connect with us via our Cape Town Big 6 Facebook or Twitter page. Better yet, snap an Instagram shot of your Mandela Day activity @CapeTownBig6 #CTBig7

One Destination, 6 Unbelievable Experiences

There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 6, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 6 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.

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