TSiBA Alumni Hike Up Rhodes Memorial

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Pictured: Adeeb Samsodien, Elroy Dicks, Luwanda Mxhosana & Yazeed Peters

On the 23rd Feb 2013, five TSiBA Alumni were up and ready to discover the natural beauty of Rhodes Memorial, right on our doorstep, situated beautifully on the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak.

The weather was pleasant and the walk started as soon as everyone reached the hiking trail which presented a 20-25 minute walk up the steps to the Contour Path that led to Newlands Forest. We opted to take the Contour Path instead of walking up to the Kings Block House for two reasons; many muggings have been reported in that area and we just couldn’t resist the shaded Newlands forest on a scorching hot day.

The view from the hiking trail was breathtaking, giving us uninterrupted view of the Southern & Northern Suburbs with Muizenberg beach in clear view.

One of TSiBA Alumni’s most experienced hikers, who has hiked Mount Kilimanjaro, Luwanda Mxhosana, hiked with us. His legs were shaking a bit because the last time he hiked was in Kilimanjaro, March 2011.
The trail to the Newlands forest picnic area took us 2 hours, all well spent catching up on what’s happening in our lives and sharing beautiful stories of journeys undertaken since graduating from TSiBA.

After a well deserved rest and “brunch”, we headed back down the mountain and left nature in the beautiful state that we found it for, hopefully, many future TSiBA Alumni to enjoy.This has in all, been a very joyous and beautiful day spent amongst people with a common purpose in life to “Pay It Forward”.

Pictured: Yazeed Peters, Wiedaad Solomons, Adeeb Samsodien and Luwanda Mxhosana

Written by: Elroy Dicks, TSiBA Alumni Chairperson and Senior Fund Administrator at CURO Fund Services