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South African ‘Lifestyle Resort’ Endorsed by Nelson Mandela Opens

David Smith | The Guardian   in  · · ·
March 17, 2015

Graça Machel sank to her knees and patted earth around the base of a 2m-high bushwillow tree planted by her late husband, Nelson Mandela, nearly eight years ago. “Trees, I think, celebrate much better his life, and his presence, perhaps better than a statue,” she mused. In bright sunshine, Machel took a glass of champagne and poured a little on the clipped grass, explaining that this was her husband’s custom at a celebration.


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