MEET THE FOUNDER
Albert Pote travelled the world for years before returning to South Africa and falling in love with his own country and the broader southern African region. He started to learn more about southern Africa and how to introduce visitors to the beauty of the people, the culture, the rich traditions and superlative nature experience.
He established Tour the Cape in 2008, formally registering the company in 2013. “The only way I know how to let people see this amazing place through my eyes is to show them who I am, and from there show them this amazing place I call home,” says Albert. He specialises in out of the ordinary experiences that take visitors behind the scenes for unforgettable experiences.
It is in this that Tour the Cape has decided to join the late Mandela in his fight against poverty and illiteracy by supporting the Relate Trust, therefore gifting each person booked on tour with a commemorative bracelet.
Just over 100 years ago, a global icon was born in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape. And while he’s no longer with us, we are determined to keep his legacy alive. The Relate Trust endeavors to raise funds towards the flight against poverty and illiteracy – two issues Madiba was deeply passionate about.
Since 2010 Relate has raised over R50 million for more than 100 charities through a unique crowdfunding model of making and selling handmade bracelets across the globe, and every year we’ve held a special event with the gogos and tatas in the Relate family to celebrate Mandela’s Day, but we’re switching things up.
In 2018, everyday was Mandela Day, and to mark the important year, we launched a Mandela Centenary Relate bracelet where the proceeds raised contributed towards the people who made the bracelets, and the Nelson Mandela Literacy Project.
This special handmade bracelet is our gift to you, wear it in Honour of Mandela and to show your support for education and job creation.