South Africa, Cape Town, 15 June 2020; FROM collectable fine art and couture fashion pieces to precious jewellery, a customized Vespa, a host of fine estate wines, extraordinary dining experiences and extraordinary hotel, resorts and safari lodge getaways, the COURAGE online auction is on fire!

Bids are changing by the hour – don’t miss your chance to make your mark!

 

There are close to 150 lots guaranteed to bring joy to lucky bidders – and all proceeds will be given to The COURAGE INITIATIVE to continue their phenomenal work in feeding vulnerable communities in collaboration with NGO’s and Charity Organisations in Hout Bay and nationwide.

This Tuesday June 16th, Youth Day in South Africa, the LIVE online auction between 5pm – 7pm (SAST) will release some of the most sought after lots on the illustrious list.

Charity auctioneer Joey Burke will lead his first ever live charity online auction while legendary singer Zolani Mahola and comedian Alan Committie have also donated their time and talents for this amazing event to be held at the amazing SunshineCo Daylight Studio.

See you then!

 

HIGH FASHION STAKES 

Bids are live on Giuseppe Ciani fine jewellery, magnificent fashion from Malcom Klûk, timeless jewellery from Kirsten Goss, customised wearable art from Lalela and even a designer handbag from Cape Cobra worth R24 000!

Click here to view & bid on fashion “lust-haves“.

DIVINE DINING & WINE 

Celeb chefs Pete Goffe-Wood and Liam Tomlin have come to the Courage party, both partnered by Paul Cluver Wines, with private dinners on offer. Meanwhile Hout Bay local Cheyne Morrisby has donated a gourmet dinner to enjoy at home after lockdown. A VIP Wine Experience led by Vilafonté owner Mike Ratcliffe is on offer while there are five cases of Haute Cabriere Special Release Chardonnay Pinot Noir up for bidding too! 

Click here to view & bid on food and wine lots.

INTERNATIONAL LEISURE 

The time will come when we are able to travel again – and the good news is that there are auction lots to satisfy your overseas travel dreams. From a once-in-a-lifetime dinner for 2 at Michelin-starred JAN in Nice, France to self-catering holidays in luxury French and Spanish villas – we can hear you saying bon voyage already! Oh, and lets not forget that Indian Ocean escapes needs a passport too – there is a five-star resort lot care of One&Only Le Saint Géran on offer as well as a 4-night experience at Hilton Seychelles. Club Tropicana here we come! 

Click here to stand a chance to get the winning bid.

LOCAL ESCAPES 

You can beat the lockdown blues by bidding on a host of local hotel and holiday escapes to enjoy when life returns to normal. From the genteel surrounds of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and Four Seasons Westcliff Hotel to the drama of Tintswalo Atlantic, Franschhoek Valley dreams at La Residence and beach hideaways in Churchhaven, Plettenberg Bay and de Hoop at Natural Selection Lekkerwater Beach Lodge – let the COURAGE auction satisfy your wanderlust dreams. 

Click here to view & bid on local overnight stays. 

There are so many more incredible lots to love on the COURAGE Online Auction – visit the website to register and bid on your favourites.

SAFARI CHIC 

Is Singita Lebombo on your travel bucket list? Or maybe Kenya’s Angama Mara? Well, you could have the winning bid on unforgettable experiences at these famous lodges. The likes of Thornybush Saseka Tented Camp and the Mdluli Safari Lodge both in the Kruger National Park, Toka Leya in Zambia and a combined lot including Natural Selection’s Sable Alley in and the famed Jack’s Camp in Botswana (worth R203 000) are also on this illustrious list of lots. Recently added to the bucket list bidding menu is the magnificent Matetsi Victoria Falls – imagine waking up in your River Lodge Suite overlooking the Zambezi River? And just in; re-opening later this year, the reimagined Xigera Lodge in Botswana has provided a 2-night stay at what is set to undoubtedly be a new benchmark in exquisite safari adventures.

Click here to view & bid on exclusive travel lots.

 

UPSKILLING IN THE TIME OF COVID 

Are you in the midst of a business pivot? Or perhaps you are looking for ways to motivate staff and clients? Thanks to generous donations from local thought leaders there are also a number of inspiring keynote addresses on the auction. On offer are: an Ian Russell Keynote Address and Books worth R60 000, the Bryan Hattingh Finding Hope 3-Part Talk and Anne Nurock’s Future Proof your Company in a Post Covid World. 

Click here to view and bid on these thought provoking lots.

ART’S COOL 

Bids on Hout Bay resident artist Richard Scott’s customised Vespa are currently sitting on R100 000! 

Other names to know (and bid on) include Beezy Bailey, Cyrus Kabiru, Simon Stone, Dook, Zapiro and Alexandra Karakashian. Famed landscape artist James Yates has also offered one of his highly collectable pieces, ‘Seven Weeks Poort’ for the auction.

Click here to view & bid artists’ works on auction.

Don’t forget that bidding is already live on the Courage Online Auction. The online auction hits a crescendo on Tuesday, June 16th with a live virtual event between 5pm-7pm (SAST).

Pour yourself your favourite sunset tipple and join us!

COURAGE is a collaborative effort between a veritable league of NGOs, charities and other not for profit organisations. These include:

Afrika Tikkun  |  Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation  |  Bright Start Education Support Programme  |  Community Cook Up  |  Gracie Love in a Bowl  |  Hout Bay Football Club  |  Ikamva Labantu Charitable Trust  |  Ladles of Love  |  Lalela  |  Lapala Feeding Scheme  |  Natural Selection Conservation Fund  |  Singita Conservation  |  The Underdog Project  |  Ubunthu Pathways  |  Zip Zap Circus School