Fortunately we were surprised by Christo Brand who befriended Nelson Mandela after serving as his …prison guard. His story was so moving. I encourage you all to get his book. He signed a copy for me!
Just finished your book today! Such a fascinating read!
Awe-inspired by my chat with this gentleman who in the course of our conversation I discovered was a close friend of Nelson Mandela!
I want to personally thank you for the fantastic session you put on with the gentlemen. It was an invaluable part of the experience for the students, and I know we all came out of that session changed in a small but significant way.
Mandela talks about “Brand” in his autobiographical Conversations. And Christo Brand continues to deliver a message we all must hear about history and hope.
Meeting Mr. Brand and learning about stories and events that go beyond his book was one of my greatest life experiences.
Imagine this, I’m certain my children will tell their children, “yes, I met Christo Brand, the man who was Nelson Mandela’s warden, and this is what he told me…” How does it get any better than that?
It was a very insightful and amazing tour. Thank you Christo Brand – I am currently reading your book and find it very hard to put it down.
What an incredible evening you provided! We met Christo at Baias last night and held us captivated by his story about being a guard for Nelson Mandela for 18 years. What a story and what a life he had. He gave us his book with his experience and dedicated it to us. What a treat, Cindy. I don’t know how you managed it, but we certainly were incredulous that a guard for Mandela would come and talk about his experience! Thank you Cindy for the experience and for the dinner. It was lovely. Wow!
Apartheid history is often a point of interest amongst our visitors – books like this help illuminate the past. Christo Brand..was just 19 years old when he was assigned to be Nelson Mandela’s prison guard on Robben Island. A riveting read…thank you.
From Instagram @lavishlifestylesconcierge: A curated private conversation with Nelson Mandela’s prison guard and private tour of Robben Island. It was both insightful and sobering. These are some of the experiences we curate and personalize for our clients when they travel to South Africa.
On Instagram from @tateescapes: How cool is it that through traveling to new destinations we can also travel through time – meeting with those whose journeys are history coming to life before our very eyes? While in Cape Town, we had the pleasure of enjoying a private dinner with Christo Brand…. This night was a highlight of our time in South Africa.