We are absolutely delighted to share the incredible success of our recent journey to the Western Cape. Our visit was met with warm hospitality from both the Morningstar Flying Club and Stellies Flying Club. Engaging with fellow aviators in the Cape was an exceptional experience, where we had the opportunity to share our stories, dedication, and passion. During our time there, we, The Bateleurs, were thrilled to welcome 2 new pilots to our community as part of our ongoing efforts to expand our pilot base in this region.
On our final evening in the Cape, we had the privilege of delivering a presentation to a lively group at Wildekrans Wine Estate, thanks to the superb organization by The Wandering Dog Events. The event featured a captivating presentation by Don Bailey, the Director of Bateleurs, who shed light on critical conservation issues. His inspiring talk ignited enthusiasm among the attendees, motivating them to become advocates for change and fostering a profound sense of responsibility and stewardship within the local community.
During the event, a generous donation from James Ludick of Romantiques in Hermanus, a vintage 1937 Springboks Tour to Australasia book, was auctioned, finding its new home with Kathu Crasemann. Additionally, Luke Cornell was the fortunate winner of a case of the exquisite Wildekrans Barrel Select Shiraz 2016. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the restaurant team for their gracious and warm hospitality and to the exceptional individuals who consistently go above and beyond.
Our guests were treated to a remarkable 'Bush and Boma' inspired menu expertly prepared by the renowned local Chef Gordon Manuel. Dr. Mike Kock, a celebrated wildlife veterinarian, also introduced his autobiography "Through My Eyes" during the event, which quickly sold out and raised funds for The Bateleurs.