October has been a fabulous month here in Chintsa and we wanted to share our news! From cheeky new staff to community fundraising and (of course) trick-or-treating - Catch up with the Buccs crew & what we’ve been up to!
The month began with the arrival of Suzie who has joined us from the UK for 2 months (we’re trying to get her to stay longer!). She’s rocked our guests sideways with excellent rainy day activities, fun parties in the bar and great smiles all round. Well done Sooz!
In fact, we want to say a massive thanks and well done to ALL of the Buccaneers team for 2012 so far – it’s been great and we really could not do it without you!
The team have also been in action fundraising for the Chintsa community....
When Eastern Cape drama group UBOM started planning to put on a performance of "Eco-Wolf and the Three Pigs" at the new Tea in the Trees Forest Theatre our locals thought it would be a great experience for the young learners of Chintsa to be involved. The Skebenga Bar hosted a fundraising evening when vodka jelly shots were enthusiastically sold to raise money to cover the cost of ticket, transport, a meal and a drink while the kids enjoyed the show. Massive thanks to everyone who joined the fun and drank the yummy shots or donated money to the cause. Special thanks to locals Kate, Kerry and the Buccaneers team for their hard work for a worthwhile cause and a successful evening.
Images courtesy of MyBrightLife | ChintsaPeople
We’ve had some awesome visitors staying with us over the month with an energetic surf group arriving with Ticket to Ride (who fortunately were not put off by the rainy October weather and still braved the ocean as well as completing training exercises in the pool!), an SIT Study Abroad student group (who joined us for a well-deserved weekend off – you can read more about what they got up to in our article "SIT Students take a break at Buccaneers”), and tour groups from All Out Africa and PEAK Adventure Travel Southern Africa. Special thanks to SIT staff Stuart (student co-ordinator), Thabisa (the "teacher") and Maggie in Cape Town (logistics) as well as to the tour operators who brought their groups to our awesome spot!
The end of October saw the Price princesses Josie & Juliet scaring backpackers with their Trick or Treating on Halloween – plenty of treats were had by these two cheeky little spooks and a few gooey tricks were inflicted on our guests! The Skebenga Bar hosted a wicked belated Halloween Party on 3rd November with costumes and shooters and a whole host of ghouls!