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Visiting Mitchell's Plain - the true heart of Cape Town.

Visiting Mitchell's Plain - the true heart of Cape Town.

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.


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We’re an ethical private travel planning company focused on Southern Africa.

We offer ready-made and also customised holidays and journeys across this unique region of the world.

When our clients travel with us, they are assured that their travel spend is directly supporting local African companies that offer sustainable products and services, both in terms of people and planet.


Our logo is an image of a skull found in the Rising Star Cave System in Gauteng, South Africa in 2013. It was named ‘homo naledi’, meaning ‘human of the stars’.

The cave system has so far given rise to the remains of over 15 individuals, making it the largest hominid fossil remains site ever discovered.

Travelling to Southern Africa is truly a return to the source of humankind, to Where It All Began.

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