On the 5th of May, 10 influencers from the Travel Massive group set off on a 16 day roadtrip to explore their country and highlight some of the lesser known spots on their journey and through a partnership with Constitutional Hill
and the Ichikowitz Family Foundation, took the message of South Africa’s constitution to all those they encountered along their journey.
In celebration of 20 years of South Africa’s constitution, the influencers and I, set out to discover if those we came across knew the constitution and how it affected them.
What we discovered was quite surprising, and the lesson we learned was that there isn’t enough communication and education about the constitution and the rights it offers all South Africans. As much as the constitution is regarded as one of the best in the world, most locals believe that due to governmental inefficiencies, the constitution isn’t nearly as good as it should be.
Political issues aside, the Travel Massive roadtrip was amazing, and had certainly taken me to places within South Africa that I’d never been to and never even heard of before! This is one of the reasons that I love South Africa; the beauty and variety of places and cultural heritage hiding in the nooks and crannies are in full abundance.
Thanks to Ford we were able to go further and see many things along our journey, and thanks to the many brands, organisations and people along the way, we took part in many fun activities and we were able to stay fed and slept very comfortably.
One of the themes that kept popping up along the roadtrip was the issue of conservation. Conservation of water, our natural resources and the wildlife are all in dire straits, and if drastic measures aren’t taken right now, we are all in a lot of trouble… a talk with our lovely host at Thula Thula Game Reserve, revealed some shocking stats: 1 rhino is killed every 90 minutes and if nothing is done immediately, rhinos will be extinct within 6 years…
Thankfully there are people who are already on the ball and trying to save Africa’s Unicorn. Hopefully they will be successful, so that future generations will will be able to enjoy such a magnificent creature.