By CityLife Arts Writer
This September, 5FM’s Nick Hamman takes to the roads again, traversing South Africa, celebrating our incredible country for Heritage Month for his annual Heritage Tour. The 5Drive Heritage Tour – previously known as the Hamman Time Heritage Tour – is in its 4th year and is a month-long ode to South Africa and its diverse beauty. This time round Nick will be accompanied by the entire 5Drive team as Jude van Wyk (sports), Nadia Romanos (News) and BibiMbangula (Traffic) join him and producer Mad Money Mike as they kick off the tour on Saturday, 5 September.
This year the tour is sponsored by proudly South African brand Robertson’s Spices, and promises to be as immersive an experience as in previous years, as the team uncover hidden gems and favourite spots around the country.
Spending two days in each of the country’s nine provinces, the team will broadcast live while participating in various activities and being fully absorbed in different cultural experiences, while the digital team capture and share content across all the station’s social media platforms.
Listeners will be able to engage with the 5Drive team (Monday – Friday, 15:00 – 18:00) and are encouraged to share the best of their respective provinces.
The tour will begin in the Northern Cape with a visit to Augrabies Falls, before heading towards the North West Province, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Free State and winding down in the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape by the end of the month. Some highlights along the way include a visit to The Kruger National Park, Franschoek and the Vredefort Dome, while sampling South African cuisine including KZN’s famous bunny chows, a traditional potjiekos in the Northern Cape, umngqusho in the Eastern Cape and bobotie in Cape Town. Some activities audiences can look forward to is the team turtle tracking in Sodwana, a night game drive and guided treetop walks in Mapungubwe.
The station however maintains that in light of the Covid 19 pandemic the team will continue to observe COVID-19 protocols along the way, ensuring they keep their masks on, sanitise and social distance as far as possible. With local travel allowed under lockdown level 2, South Africans are encouraged to support local travel industries, but continue to do so safely.
Follow the journey across 5FM’s various social media platforms with a daily diary and visit www.5fm.co.za for further information.