Human Rights Day
21 March 2011. On this day in 1960 the police killed 69 people at Sharpeville who were participating in a protest against the pass laws. Many were shot in the back. The carnage made world headlines. Four days later the government banned black political organizations, many leaders were arrested or went into exile. During the Apartheid era there were human rights abuses by all sides; Human Rights Day is but one step to ensure that the people of South Africa are aware of their human rights and to ensure that such abuses never again occur.
With this important holiday falling on a Monday in 2011, it gives South African’s the perfect opportunity to go and spend 3 nights away from the hustle and bustle of city life. If you are based in Cape Town then why not take a tour up the West Coast taking in towns like Paternoster, visiting the Cederberg and then returning through the wine region of the Riebeek Valley? Hermanus is a stones throw away with it’s wonderful golf course and fantastic beaches not to mention adventure activities like Shark Cage Diving.
If it’s wine and fine dining you after then look no further than Franschhoek or Stellenbosch. Even Knysna and Plettenberg Bay are in range for a 3 night getaway.
For those living in Jozi why not head out to Dullstroom for some fly fishing and then go explore some of the Mpumulanga Lowveld? For those in Durbs, the Natal Midlands and the Drakensberg region are both easily accessible and the perfect destination in KZN for a long weekend away.
We have an amazing country…explore it with uHAMBI!!!
Be a traveller, not a tourist.