Seal Snorkeling & Kayaking With Bucketlist
Nov15

Seal Snorkeling & Kayaking With Bucketlist

We sent our Amanzi detectives to check out two of Bucketlist’s water-focused adventures packages.   Bucketlist is a Cape Town based adventure business. The team members are local and lekker – kind, supportive and patient guides who made us feel comfortable and safe wherever we went. Most importantly, the Bucketlist team is genuinely passionate about their water-job and delivering the best quality service. First, we did:...

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Champion Swimmers With An Extra Chromosome
Nov13

Champion Swimmers With An Extra Chromosome

 “First we fell in love with swimming, and then we fell in love with each other”     The O’Neill’s have are world renowned champion swimmers despite all odds. The winning swimming couple both have Down Syndrome- but that hasn’t stopped them from pursuing their passion for the water, and each other.    “Together they train, motivate one another, compete – and win.”   The swimmers are originally from Queensburgh...

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A Millennial’s Solution to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Problem
Nov07

A Millennial’s Solution to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Problem

“FOR SOCIETY TO PROGRESS, WE SHOULD NOT ONLY MOVE FORWARD BUT ALSO CLEAN UP AFTER OURSELVES.” – BOYAN SLAT, CEO & FOUNDER “Let’s face it – humans are by nature careless with trash” With an exponential increase in plastic and waste materials throughout the years, it was time for an ocean cleanup solution conceived by a Millennial. The problem of plastic pollution, and waste material...

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Victory for Marine Biodiversity Protection In South Africa
Oct30

Victory for Marine Biodiversity Protection In South Africa

The South African cabinet has approved 20 new protected marine areas –  an area perimeter two and a half times larger than the Kruger National Park.   The objectives are to:  1) Protect our ocean’s heritage for future generations. 2) Contribute to fisheries sustainability. 3) Advance marine ecotourism. 4) Help maintain resilience in ecosystems that are under stress from climate change.    A Network Of Marine Biodiversity  ...

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A Wakeboarder’s Passion Becomes a Dirty Habit
Oct30

A Wakeboarder’s Passion Becomes a Dirty Habit

An Amanzi Exclusive with wakeboard junkie Jason Coulborne from the Dirty Habits Team.    Do you want to tell me a little bit about yourself? I got into wakeboarding probably about 12 years ago. One of my mates was wakeboarding at a cable park in Gordon’s Bay.  One day I went there and I was hooked. I spent all Summer there – kept on doing it, met new friends, and eventually started competing.   Now I’ve moved from...

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Reddam Girls Rocked Inter-Schools Water Polo
Oct22

Reddam Girls Rocked Inter-Schools Water Polo

It’s been an amazing season for Reddam House!  All their teams made the semi-finals and five out of their eight teams made the finals in the Inter-Schools Water Polo Tournament held on 16 October.  1st Team Girls Water Polo:  Coach Grant Mackenzie led his 1st team girls to a final gold medal.  A fitting achievement to the end of his era as Head of Reddam House Water Polo.  This phenomenal team complete the 2017/2018 season with 2...

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