Creatures of the deep

False Bay, Cape Town, is known for its amazing sea life, from dolphins, sharks to whales and also sting rays. These seriously huge rays frequent a local bay foraging for the scraps fisherman discard overboard as they clean their fish. They are common in this area and provide brave divers with some amazing displays as[…]

March Madness

The summer season has proven to be rather quiet as many travellers tighten their belts and explore different options to entertain themselves, abroad or in Cape Town. But as history often repeats itself, March has proven to be a regularly busy month for boating tourism. With that Conquest Charters and Marine Scene will be doing[…]

BaPhumele Children’s Day

For the kids of BaPhumele Childrens Home Christmas came early as the OCEANA Power Boat Club and Conquest Charters donated their time and resources to share some joy over this festive season. Not all children get the gifts they want in December, but judging by the faces of the kids, the boat ride and time[…]

SMS! Send the word “table” to 34874

Cape Town and Table Mountain needs your vote to name this iconic geological feature as one of the “SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD” I have Worked on (as botanist), Hiked (a few of the many amazing trails), Swam (in one of Silvermine’s dam), Studied (as a UCT student), Leisured (jogging and picnics), Photographed (plants[…]

2011 Freedom Swim

2011 was the 10th time the Freedom Swim was officially held. Starting at Robben Island and ending at Big Bay the swim distance is an impressive 7.5km of cold water swimming. This is the forth or fifth time we have taken part in the swim accompanying various swimmers across the channel. Including Natalie Du Toit[…]

Cycle Tour update

What a fabulous day! And what a blessing for the perfect weather! During my cycle I heard many people comment on how beautiful our coastline is. Especially Hout Bay, where Chapmans Peak starts to eat at the muscle fibres in the legs, the beauty of Hout Bay seems to give people the distraction and inspiration[…]

Cycling, Charities and Boats

I will be cycling in the 2011 Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour. As exciting as that bit of news is on its own, I will be doing for St Luke’s Hospice. St Luke’s description: ” St Luke’s Hospice provides palliative care to people who are approaching the end of their lives. A team of skilled[…]

It’s video time

Thought I would share this with you… ..from Germany!If you’re asking yourself: nope, we didn’t meet in person somewhere on a trip, but my dad did on V-day. He was down at Hout Bay sent there by a firm …… and everybody was asked to better leave their cams and stuff like that outside the[…]

So that was last week….

The weather has not slowed the pace of Zangetsu, as we managed to venture out in gale force winds. Unfortunately the fun and water (provided by the sea and wind) had by ALL, did not allow for many pictures to be taken. The waves were big and the speed was right. In Hout Bay recently[…]

Winter in the Cape

Well winter has set in to Cape Town and our main charter runs come to end. However if you are keen for diving, now is the best time to get out to False Bay and see some of the awesome wrecks and reefs that can be found along the coast. As with most seasonal businesses[…]

OUR FREEDOM SWIM

The Cadiz Vista Nova Freedom Swim is an annual event whereby very enthusiastic people come together and swim from Robben Island to Bloubergstrand Big Bay. Robben Island, once home to a prison, is in close proximity to Cape Town (South Africa). There are numerous well documented accounts of prisoners and the history of Robben Island[…]

It only just begun…

You’ve seen the work in progress…which was ZANGETSU in the making. Now I’m pleased to say that the newest member to the CONQUEST CHARTERS group is complete. After a frantic dash to get all the safety equipment and legalities sorted we headed off to SAMSA for ZANGETSU first of many safety surveys. Following a full[…]

Introducing ZANGETSU

Now with all the fun and games that goes with rides the big blue….there comes a time when you either need a new vessel or an upgrade. Enter ZANGETSU…. Now CONQUEST the lovely boat introduced earlier (see The Mean Machine above) will still be in service. As mentioned earlier we started in the film industry[…]