August 07, 2012
#iAmbassadors in Cape Town in retrospect
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
The blogs have been written, the tweets have been posted and the #LoveCapeTown hashtag has made more than 23 million tweet impressions but the time has come to say goodbye to Cape Town Tourism’s four pioneer #iAmbassadors.
Keith Jenkins (@velvetescape), Nellie Huang (@wildjunket), Matt Long (@landlopers) and Melvin Böcher (@traveldudes) spent a week in Cape Town, exploring the diverse cultural, creative and natural wonders of our city.
From the hugely successful Twitter chat on Sunday July 29, where locals were invited to share their hidden gems, to a visit to unexpected and iconic attractions including Cape Point, and well-received presentations at the second annual Getaway Travel Blog Conference, these four international bloggers received quite the versatile education of Cape Town and truly discovered that the deeper you go into the city, the more beautiful she becomes.
In between snapping pics of the gorgeous winter sunsets, meeting the Mother City’s social media influencers and sharing their impressions of Cape Town, the iAmbassadors also enjoyed a bicycle township tour around Masiphumelele and learned to cook Cape Malay cuisine on a cooking safari in vibrant Bo Kaap.
This inaugural iAmbassador campaign has been a huge success for Cape Town Tourism and follows the equally exciting hosting of Andrew Evans, National Geographic’s digital nomad in April, but we are sad to see our bloggers go.
Nellie says it best on Twitter: “Sad to be leaving Cape Town, it's been an action-packed week! Thnx @CapeTownTourism for the amazing times! #lovecapetown”