Saturday, October 15, 2011

Moving..We have moved

We have moved to a new home...

Keep up with our current adventures at

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A new swim challenge

You may remember our Robben Island Freedom swimmer Luke... who managed to complete the 7.5km swim to Blouberg. Well now in aid of a different Charity see here, Luke aims to swim an amazing 11,5km from Robben Island to 3 Anchor Bay (Next to the mini golf course in Sea Point).

The swim is in aid of the rehabilitation of nine year old Cameron Els. Details of the charity are attached. Donations to the cause are also available on the website.

Conquest will be accompanying Luke as he attempts this amazing task.

Swim dates are planned for the 23rd or the 24th October...if you are interested show your support by meeting at the finish line.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Going Boldly

I am conducting an experiment: our own video channel on YOUTUBE,

Here is a link to our first video

Monday, July 5, 2010

US Navy boats in Simons Town

I wonder what this vessels was doing in Simons Town. It looks really sophisticated with is massive satelite and radar equipment. Anyway it provided some shelter from the wind to perfom our high turn in relative comfort. All in all the French on board were appreciatvie of the experience!
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Friday, May 14, 2010

GREENPEACE: Climate change needs basic leaders

As any respecting Sea Dweller would do, we gladly answered the call to work with GREENPEACE during their Cape Town protest. Climate Change is a serious issue and any action to raise awareness or bring about change is a step in right direction. Read the real story here.

We covertly snuck up to the Twelve Apostle Hotel and proceeded to wave lumo yellow banners. It was mostly a photo shoot, taking a few pics and completing a video documentary, but drivers on Victoria road stopped to take interest. We alsoattracted some media attention but nothing like what was expected from usual GREENPEACE protest. This is Cape Town after all.

I love the large banner in front of table mountain! So iconic

Monday, May 10, 2010

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Training Day

As part of the FIFA 2010 World Cup build-up it is helpful to know that our national Sea Rescue and Navy services have things all sorted out should anything happen to the multitude of planes, and ships heading our way.

Forming an integral part of this training exercise I am pleased to say that things are looking pretty good. For one the skill of the helicopter pilots, and planes involved is astounding completing intricate search patterns before deploying additional life rafts is rather impressive. And the bravery of the volunteers of the NSRI who man the many boats is phenomenal.
A link to the Official press release and usual some interesting pictures.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ashe's no good

The effects of the volcanic eruptions in Iceland have finally filtered down to Conquest Charters in the Cape Town.

We recently received these two emails regarding future bookings:

Mail 1:

Hi ghgjje,

Our client kjhjkhkre, from Switzerland has cancelled its conference on Tuesday due to the volcanic eruption and fallout.

ALL delegates are stranded in Europe and can’t get on to flights.

This is out of anyone’s control and they are extremely stressed and disappointed due to this crisis.

Please relay to the other company that we need to cancel all reservations.

They have the conference once a year, so they won’t be able to reschedule for anytime soon

They have however, guaranteed to come back next year and do these activities.

Kindly reply should you have any questions

Mail 2:


Unfortunately due to the volcanic ash scenario in Europe at the moment, Thursdays charter is postponed until later in the year because the clients are stuck in the UK!!

Many thanks

We are but one company that has only recently been affected and I wonder how the rest of the world is dealing this. Especially those cannot afford to so.