The adventure begins!


The final preparations for the real Travels, exploring South Africa with a wolf and staffie as companions, have begun.  We’ve been making our last stops in Cape Town. This blog won’t be all about Akela but rather a social commentary – finding and writing about fascinating people and places, and projects that inspire.  Akela is a wolf, not a dog, and most people spot the difference immediately.  She attracts enormous attention wherever she goes, so the trip will have double the interest.

The French School in Cape Town was the last local school we’ll visit for some time.  And what a delightful place it was!  Each school we’ve visited, where kids wanted to know about wolves, has been so different.  The French School really stands out as a happy and very vibrant place.  The kids were delightful!

Christine, the headmistress, sent some stunning photos of the visit and wrote: “Thank you for bringing Akela to the school. I think all the children will remember this moment for a long time. It was a great pleasure to meet you and Akela.”

Akela at the French School in Cape Town
Akela at the French School in Cape Town

We also visited Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, Cape Town Tourism’s CEO. CTT is one of CapeInfo’s marketing partners. As much as it irks some to admit it, Cape Town is South Africa’s strongest city brand globally and the virtual international gateway to SA. And we will be ambassadors for Cape Town and the Western Cape wherever we go.

Mariette du Toit Helmbold and Akela

So the travels begin… as Hanneli Slabber, SA Tourism’s global manager: product, wrote, “Now this does sound like an adventure!


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