Courage to host virtual charity auction of covetable lots


THIS Youth Day,  Hout Bay community collaborative organisation Courage will be concluding its live virtual auction of an extraordinary collection of motorbikes, classic cars, bucket list travel, adventure, fine art, food & wine, and other extra special experiences.

Bidding on the auction commences today – with the final auction event kicking off at 5pm on June 16 –  Youth Day in South Africa – and the duration will be approximately 1.5 hours. Much admired local MC and auctioneer Joey Burke, with the assistance of live virtual performances by Zolani Mohala and Alan Committie, will be helping participants to dig deep and claim their winning bids.

Begin bidding today and get excited as you experience the incredible interactive bidding process designed and built by one of the Courage community volunteers, Lisa Leathes.

A custom designed Richard Scott original Vespa worth more R200 000 has been donated

Each lot in the auction has been donated with the express intention of helping to ease the hardship of members of the Imizamo Yethu (IY) and Hangberg communities. Participating in the live auction is a powerful step in making a massive difference where it is needed most in Hout Bay. Courage is proud to be collaborating with and to be supporting other great organisations who are also doing great work at this time of need. To view lots and participate in the auction, click here.

New lots will be added and updated daily now until June 16, 2020. Look forward to being surprised each time you visit the site by the wow auction lots that are added day by day.


Bid on a week-long stay worth R30 000 for six guests in a French Gite in the Dordogne Valley; getaways to a host of five-star properties including an all-inclusive stay at Angama Mara in Kenya, voted number one safari destination by Condé Nast Traveller; six nights at the world acclaimed Natural Selection’s premier lodges Jacks Camp and Sable Alley in the Botswana Okavango Delta; two nights in the award-winning Singita Lebombo; as well as stays in the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel (pictured above), the phenomenal Tintswalo Atlantic, once in a lifetime Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Saseka, and a host of other dreamy, exclusive properties in Southern Africa.

Four Seasons, Johannesburg


Local chefs and South African winemakers have gifted a series of epicurean experiences. South African Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen has offered a dinner for two at his award-winning restaurant JAN in Nice, France, while lots like a dinner hosted by Masterchef celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood, and dinners cooked in your home by local culinary superstar personalities Cheyne Morrisby and Liam Tomlin are sure to stir up plenty of interest.

Wines from Paul Cluver, Vilafonté and Bouchard Finlayson are already part of the auction line up, with plenty more expected to be added before the final auction event on June 16.


For adventurous souls, some of the lots include a private day surf and wine adventure with Escape + Explore as well as an afternoon sail for eight people on Cape Town berthed yacht Strumpet.


A custom designed Richard Scott original Vespa worth more R200 000 has been donated to the auction line-up and will be loaded this week, while bids for photographic artworks by the late Hout Bay valley resident Klaus Tiedge can already be made.

Klaus Tiedge – Baobab


More exciting lots will be loaded onto the website in the coming weeks, including more five-star lodge experiences in Southern Africa to one-of-a-kind artworks, spa spoils and fashion must haves.

To gain access to the bidding, participants will need to register for the auction. To take part in this ground-breaking charity initiative, COURAGE is calling on all interested parties to register ahead of auction day on June 16.

All monies raised will go to further the extraordinary endeavours undertaken by the COURAGE team, and other wonderful NGO partners collaborating in this auction.  Where funds are being shared on auction lots, beneficiaries are clearly stated so you are able to direct your support to your favoured NGO.

An orignal Zapiro cartoon is up for bidding

From the moment lockdown was announced on March 23, a group of concerned Hout Bay residents mobilised to create a centralised system for the procurement of funds and food to be distributed in IY and Hangberg. To date, more than 30 000 food parcels have been delivered to people’s homes along with tons of fresh fruit and vegetables sourced from local farms and suppliers. The organisation has built a database of residents at risk, created a solid distribution network and is on the ground in these communities on a daily basis, bringing much needed sustenance to the people who need it most.

For more information about the auction or how to get involved, click here.

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