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Nigeria Meets Ghana in the #MySAExperience! See Lovely Photos of RMD, John Dumelo, Seyi Shay, Arese Ugwu, Bolanle Olukanni, Idia Aisien & Francis Doku explore South Africa

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South African Tourism West Africa organized an 8-day tour to South Africa for top celebrities to explore the beautiful sceneries and culture of the country. The fun-filled, eight-day experience focused on the Western Cape Province. From helicopter rides to elephant rides, the trip was indeed activity filled and memorable.

The guests that were taken on the trip, this time around, included Richard Mofe Damijo, John Dumelo, Francis Doku, Seyi Shay, Arese Ugwu, Bolanle Olukanni and Idia Aisien.

The journey began with the South African Airways flight which the Nigerian and Ghanaian group boarded from Lagos and Accra respectively. The flight which lasted only 6 hours was smooth and comfortable so that by the time the guests landed in from O.R. Tambo International airport, they were ready to board their connecting 1hr45mins flight to George situated in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

Lunch time at the Bush Lodge

Upon arrival, their adventure began. They headed to the Bergsig Game farm where the guests boarded helicopters and went on private helicopter rides where they got to see a panoramic view of the beautiful city. From an altitude of over 8000ft over sea level, the guests were able to view the greenery, mountains and animals.

The crew at the helipad

RMD at the helipad

Seyi Shay at the Helipad

Arese at the Helipad in Mosselbay

Bolinto at the helipad

Next up, the guests got to visit the Nyaru Game Lodge situated in the heart of garden route a mere, 30 minute drive from the George airport.  The Nyaru game lodge provides a traditional restaurant that comes complete with a fireplace. The crew got the opportunity of enjoying the authentic African bush breakfast on the outdoor deck against nature’s very own picturesque backdrop.

Seyi Shay at the Nyaru Game lodge

RMD at the Game Lodge

Idia at the Nyaru Game Lodge

Idia, Arese and Bolinto

The next day, the group went on a visit to a small town called Knysna located along South Africa’s famed garden route.  The town is most famous for its oyster festival, warm people and the most magnificent views from Leisure Isle to the Knysna Heads. The guests’ first activity on arrival involved a power boat ride through the Knysna heads and down the Knsyna estuary! The Knysna waters are cool and clean making it a safe spot for speed boating.

The crew power boating

The Mountains on the clear Knysna waters

On their last day in the beautiful city of George, the guests visited the Elephant Sanctuary located at Crags, Plettenberg Bay!  The guests enjoyed a very intimate experience with the elephants as they got to ride the elephants taking in the view once again at an extended height. This time around, at the height of over 3,3m which is the height of an African elephant. Some of the guests also went on walks with the elephants leading them by their trunks.

Then, it was spa time at the Simola Golf & Country Estate set in high hills above Knysna. Here, they indulged in specialized body therapies and massages.

On their last night in George, the guests got treated to dinner on a boat cruise where they set sail on the calm Knysna Lagoon. Champagne, cocktails mixed with seafood and yummy cuisine was the order of the day as they looked forward to what would be a new adventure in the city of Capetown the next day.

Kelechi Amadi Obi, Arese, Bolinto & John Dumelo

RMD and John Dumelo

The anticipation for what was to come was built on the 50mins flight to Capetown from George and the guests looked on in anticipation to what Cape Town had to offer. The first activity the guests embarked upon was to explore Robben Island! Guests got the opportunity to intimately experience a segment in the life of one of Africa’s biggest legends and Nobel Peace prize Laureate, Nelson Mandela. They got the privilege of being inside what was his prison cell for 18 of his 21year sentence. They got to see the tally marks he made inside the cell as that was his way of keeping record of his time in prison. He counted the days stroke by stroke for all his 18 years of imprisonment in the cell.

Outside the cell, they were introduced to the limestone quarry where Mandela and the other cell mates had to break cement manually with sledge hammers every day for the duration of his imprisonment. It was a bittersweet moment as the guests gained increased respect and admiration for the African Icon.

Vroom vroom! It was adventure time once more for the crew. In grand style, they rode on Harley Davidson bikes from Signal Hill to the wine lands located in Groot Constantia Landgoed Estate. Here, they were introduced to the process of wine making. Founded in 1685, It Groot Constantia is one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms and a part of Cape Town’s big 7 top attractions! Here, the guests enjoyed the offerings of history, culture and of course, the unique blend of centuries old, ultra-premium cool climate wines.

No visit to Capetown is complete without a visit to the iconic landmark which also serves as one of the World’s seven wonders. If you guessed Table Mountain, you certainly guessed right. Sitting at a height of over 3,653ft, the guests were treated to cable rides to the top of mountain as they watched on in amazement at the breath taking view of the entire city of Capetown! From the infinitely laid green landscape to the vineyards and surrounding mountains and hill tops the guests were held spell-bound.

RMD and John Dumelo

Seyi Shay and RMD

The 2-day Cape Town Jazz Festival was in session while the guests were in the mother city of Cape Town so they got the privilege of attending the festival. This festival plays host to thousands of Jazz lovers across the globe every year with world class acts performing on stage. The smooth rhythm and blues from renowned acts such as Nomfundo Xaluva, Mango groove, Digable planets, Andra day, Camillo Lombard and a host of many more ended their last night in the Western Cape Province.

It was a bitter-sweet exit as the guests ended their tour knowing that this was only the beginning of more adventures to come. From family visits to bringing friends and spouses, they all vowed to return with their loved ones as there are so many more activities available in the beautiful country. The accessibility and affordability that South Africa presents also helped seal the deal!

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21 Comments

  1. Deeeee

    April 14, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Life must be good with no care in the world!!!!! 🙂

  2. Aiden Wilson

    April 14, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Look at this over rated idiots, always in a rush to visit SA, and can’t use your so called celerity status to fight for a better Nigeria which would have positive effect on our tourism section. Shame on y’all

  3. Tola

    April 14, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Please, how can I be a part of this or is it only for celebrities?

  4. Ify

    April 14, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    RMD is bae?
    Bolanle is the hottest media celeb in Naija.

  5. Michy

    April 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    What is the essence of organising such a trip for celebrities who can obviously afford it on their own, why not give ordinary people such opportunities?

  6. ibaf

    April 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Ha! A set of Nigerian A-list entertainers, in a fam-tour,promoting and marketing South African tourism !!! Unpatriotic. When last has RMD or any other superstar, promoted Obudu Mountain Resort or Yankari National Park ? NTDC must be sad about this.

    • tunmi

      April 14, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Well, our Tourism folks haven’t gotten around to employing those actors for that.

  7. Mrs chidukane

    April 14, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    So disappointed. You can’t turn down a free trip to a country where your compatriots are seen as pests and treated as such. Violently attacked and even killed at the drop of a hat .What a shame. I personally decided that SA will never eat my money. I know they won’t miss it but I will not support a people and government who treat my people like they’re sub human. Also, I wish we could all come together to boycott beef and cow products as a nation for a month to stand in solidarity with those affected by the murderous herdsmen and also, to teach the owners of the cows a lesson. We will not die.

    • Demola

      April 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      This measures is to promote peace between the two countries I think. If you continue to shame away from the right thing. It begins with you. One Africa one Peace. We are one

  8. madman

    April 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Same South Africa where they KILL and MURDER Nigerians like cows and goats. Or has this group never heard of Xenophobia??

    Please get your priorities right and stop acting like the lives of your neighbors and your fellow Nigerian men and women don’t matter.

  9. LemmeRant

    April 14, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Nigerian celebs are sellouts nah. What were you expecting?

    Soon they’ll come on social media when the cash is no more flowing to start complaining about corrupt politicians.

    They’re wherever the money is. Its the people that take them seriously that makes me wonder.

  10. blackbeatle

    April 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    if those murdered where rich mens kids they would have been more vocal and proactive

    • nene

      April 14, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      nuff said

  11. MOUTH MOUTH

    April 14, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    YOU GO TO A COUNTRY THAT HATE YOU AND ALWAYS KILL YOUR PEOPLE THEN TAKE PICTURES TO PROMOTE THE PLACE. IDIOTS GOATS

    • Marapolsa

      April 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      You’re seeing it the wrong way. It was actually organized to promote love between both nations

  12. O'yems

    April 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    SOUTH AFRICA TOURISM WEST AFRICA ORGANISED THIS.
    WHAT HAS NIGERIA TOURSIM BOARD OR WHATEVER THEY ARE CALLED, ORGANISED?
    CELEBS OR NON CELEBS; ORDINARY OR EXTRA ORDINARY..WHAT HAS NIGERIAN TOURISM BOARD DONE!! LEAVE ALL THE SENTIMENTS A BEG, THE SA TOURISM IS BEING STRATEGIC AND BUSINESS ORIENTED. THEIR NIGERIA COUNTERPART SHOULD DO SAME INSTEAD OF SHAMELESSLY SOME STACKING UP MONEY IN HIDING. SA TOURISM HAS DONE WELL REGARDLESS OF WHAT ANY NIGERIAN SAYS!

  13. Frank teacher

    April 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Now, that pic of Idia and the antelope, damn ! The gal’s a model, I mean …

  14. Amaa

    April 15, 2017 at 1:36 am

    None of these folks are thinking of their personal brands being associated with an African country that has consistently showed that they are insensitive to the plight of their brothers being murdered all in the name of xenophobia. RMD should be ashamed of himself. Because he didn’t need this money the others are hustlers who are after their bellies and will do anything stupid to fill it up. Highly disappointed but not surprised. Poverty ajogbue onwe ya

  15. Demola

    April 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    I wish Nigerian Government could bring I South African celebrities to explore our country Nigeria but they’ll rather be burying and stashing money up and down..

  16. O Man

    April 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Cases like these must be dealt with as adults and not just being impulsive judging people based on what you see on the surface. Do you know if this tour is one of the means of trying to put an end to the violence by promoting peace and brotherliness? It is being handled in a Diplomatic manner. Someone said why didn’t they tour Obudu, you don go Obudu? Does the Nigerian government encourage and make efforts to manage any of our things well? When the government and people in Charge stop looking out for just their pockets the Nigerian Celebrities and People will pay attention. No be where them call pesin him go go?

  17. Adetona

    April 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Look at my Arese
    What a woooow
    Beautiful place ..
    Must visit on my to do list

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