A spectacular model of the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic passenger liner has made its voyage to the Northern Cape.
Take a step back in time and explore a miniature of the RMS Titanic, the most famous ship in the world. Known as the Ship of Dreams, take a peek into cabins and public rooms, which are a stunning reconstruction of this infamous doomed ship that extends over nine decks and measures 8.7m. Docked at the Flamingo Casino in Kimberly, in the Northern Cape, you can enjoy a visit from 17 – 23 February 2022.
This exhibition commemorates the 110-year anniversary since the RMS Titanic struck a massive iceberg and tragically sunk in 1912. Deliberately misspelled, the largest ‘Tintanic’ construction in Africa is created mostly from tin and was designed by Free State’s Gino Hart. The replica was built as an acknowledgement to Thomas and Elizabeth Brown of Cape Town, survivors of the RMS Titanic maritime disaster.
After being inspired by James Cameron’s Titanic blockbuster movie in 1997, Hart become obsessed with everything to do with the ship. “I’ve collected dozens of books and a lot of Titanic memorabilia over the years,” says Hart.
Themba Marasha, Flamingo Casino GM says, “We are very proud to be able to bring a real-life smaller-scale replica of the Titanic to the local community, showcasing a piece of history that should always be remembered while commemorating those souls who were lost.”
Seeing this incredible feat in minutiae is a wonderful and free opportunity for anyone to learn about this luxury British steamship.
The last port of call for the exhibition will be in Randburg, Johannesburg from 25 March – 24 April 2022. Here, the RMS Titanic replica will be filmed and broadcast to international enthusiasts at the Titanic Quarter Museum in Belfast, Ireland, and the Titanic Museum Attraction in the United States.