Cape Town, South Africa :: Logos Hope was blessed with a beautiful and smooth sail into Cape Town, her last port-of-call in South Africa.
The crew and staff of Logos Hope enjoyed a beautiful and smooth sail into Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the last of five ports she is visiting in South Africa. This is the furthest south the ship has ever sailed since launching into operation. As she sailed into port, crewmembers were welcomed by the vast marine life and the majestic scenery including the notable Table Mountain.
Despite the beauty of the city, Honoured Guest Prof Brian O'Connell, former Head of Education of Western Cape, addressed some areas of vulnerability that the country is facing. This included the lack of education in parts of the country, resulting in approximately 7 million of the population living with HIV or AIDS. “Logos Hope has arrived flying a flag that you have a vision to bring knowledge, help and hope,” said Prof Brian. “South Africa needs such friends and we welcome you with open arms.”
The opening was also blessed with the attendance of leaders from other religious groups, which reflected the recurrent theme of unity. “We hope that you can bring the peace that we long for, the love that we can spread and goodwill to our city and country,” shared Guest-of-Honour Rev Barry Isaacs, senior clerical leader in the Western Cape and Head of Transformation Africa, about his vision for the visit of Logos Hope.