We were so very, very impressed to find this video on FB this week. At last, the parts of Cape Town that have for far too long been touted as 'unvisitable' 'crime ridden' 'dangerous day and night' are getting a spot light.
Mitchell's Plain lies not even 20 minutes outside the affluent City Bowl (central Cape Town) and was, under apartheid era spatial planning, used as a dumping ground for those who were not considered 'white enough' to live in the city.
So like all dispossessed people, originally people thought it's just a matter of time before they get to go back: but this was not to be so instead, they started growing roots and building where they stood.
This video is a testament to how much good pours out of Mitchell's Plain and why you absolutely need to visit it (with a guide) to meet the Capetonians with the biggest hearts and passion of all.
At Where It All Began, we offer guided day trips and also overnight stays in Mitchell's Plain where you'll meet many of the people and visit the projects in this video. Prices start at R1 800 (US$120) for two people, privately guided for a half day including lunch.