Tintswalo Atlantic Rebirth: The Rise of the Phoenix

Photo Blog – Rebuild Begins

  So much is happening on site, the continuous evolution of our phoenix that will rise from the ashes. Nothing says more than a picture, so here is a collection of images, taken during the course of the last six weeks.                     From now things will move fast,

Update: The Damage and the Future

  I can’t believe four weeks have gone by since the last update. As you can imagine there has been a whirl wind of activity, we are already far along on our planning to get the lodge back up and running.   Our QS has fully costed the re-build and the contractor has been appointed

Tintswalo Atlantic Community: Little Angels

First Visit to Little Angels On Wednesday 25 March, the Tintswalo Atlantic went for their very first visit to ‘Little Angels’,  a Non-Profit community educare center for children and youth in the township of Hangberg in Cape Town, South Africa. Tintswalo Atlantic has been inspired by Liezl Mathews, who is the founder of Little Angels, which was

Tintswalo Atlantic Community: Olu’s Dream

  Tania Batista Hofer, Assistant General Manager of Tintswalo Atlantic, made contact with Chloe De La Harpe from Olu’s Dream many moons ago.  Chloe is one of Hout Bay’s tireless, selfless community aware people.   If you have ever been to Hout Bay you will discover it is truly a valley reflective of our rainbow

Human Rights Day with Tintswalo Atlantic

  “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great – you can be that generation” – Nelson Mandela Human Rights Day (21 March) is the day set aside to celebrate human rights in South Africa. For many South Africans, the day is remembered as Sharpeville Day, a commemoration of the 21 March 1960 Sharpeville massacre,

Thank You, Love Tintswalo

    In the African, Shangaan language, Tintswalo means ‘the intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace bestowed upon someone offering you a meaningful and worthy gift.’ Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness and appreciation are what we feel in acknowledgement of the ongoing support from our guests, staff, family and friends after the tragic Cape Fire, which burnt our beautiful

After the Blaze: Picking Up the Pieces

  The days following the fire have passed with a blur. The blaze raged on unabated and at one stage we thought we might even lose an apartment that we own on Chapman’s Peak drive. That fire came down the mountain right next to Hout Bay and threatened all the houses which were right up on the

The Goodness in Mankind (and The Silver Table)

  One of the most heartening things that we have experienced during this whole tragedy is the hundreds of messages and well wishes that we have received over the past two days. People from all over the globe and all walks of life, people we know and people we have never met before, all offering

Burned Down: Reality Sinks In

  So the morning of March 2nd began. It felt little surreal, but we switched on the TV and watched the news. At this point we realized that it was not just a fire that had come down the mountain and burnt the lodge – it was an enormous catastrophe affecting the whole of Cape Town. It