MEET THE FOUNDER

ALBERT POTE

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.

GIVING BACK

Tour the Cape is committed to a sustainable and ethical ethos in supporting and uplifting our communities.

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.

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.

This year the Relate Trust is celebrating and honouring what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday with a bold initiative that has a vision to raise R100 million towards the flight against poverty and illiteracy – two issues Madiba was deeply passionate about.

We’d like you to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime initiative.

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 this year we’re switching things up.

In 2018, everyday is Mandela Day, and to mark this important year we’ve launched a Mandela Centenary Relate bracelet where the proceeds raised contribute towards the people who make the bracelets, and the Nelson Mandela Literacy Project

This special handmade bracelet is our gift to you, wear it in Honour of Mandela’s 100th year and to show your support for education and job creation.