Tintswalo Atlantic Rebirth: The Rise of the Phoenix

CARES Spa Day for Community Senior Citizens

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~Dr. Seuss I was very tempted to make the heading of this Blog: “Say No Ways am I taking ONLY Cupcakes!” Consider it the unofficial heading, I will explain: Hout Bay has over 70 NGO’s & NPO’s to

Fireman Frank Forbay – Tintswalo Lodges Real Life Superhero

Fireman Frank Forbay was one of the brave men on duty during the devastating Cape Fire which destroyed most of our beloved Tintswalo Atlantic. Frank was fighting the fire at the lodge, when a gas bottle exploded, burning his face and hands. Frank was badly burnt in the explosion at Atlantic andspent a month recovering in hospital. After being

Atlantic Community Project: Iris House

Last month a local Cape Town business Just Trees, generously donated a huge gift of indigenous Milkwood trees to Tintswalo Atlantic and the surrounding Table Mountain National Park. These trees have helped restore life to our mountain. So blessed were we, that it seemed only fitting that we share the love to a nearby charity.

Rebuild Update: The Rise of Tintswalo Atlantic

One of the most devastating aspects of the fire that destroyed Tintswalo Atlantic was that we were confronted with not only a charred and burnt building, but a charred and burnt mountainside. It looked so destroyed that I thought it was going to take years to recover. All the experts however constantly assured us that

Big Blessings: TREES!

  The last few weeks on the Atlantic site have seen a flurry of activity! The building team have just been incredible, and the hotel is rising quickly now, what with the floors and walls now in place.   One of our most exciting developments is the replacement of the vegetation that took such a hard hit

Two Months Later: A Rebuild Update

  This is a real case of Déjà Vu! The whole team is back together and the rebuild has started in earnest. Last week Keith Rudd, (the original builder), Caroline Wright from Spacial Concepts, and myself got together on site for our first ‘think tank session’. The footings for the first five suites are in

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