This site is here for one reason; To ENTERTAIN… It’s for your pleasure, DON’T take it too seriously, and DO get involved. It’s for REAL PEOPLE… No ‘air-kissing, indoor sun-glasses wearing, I can’t afford to drive this car but I do anyway’ kind of people need apply. Thanks.
Let’s see what’s going-on in this bizarre thing we call ‘Life’. After all… We’re here for a good time, not for a long time, so let’s get on with it.
Have your say on what’s going on out there, submit your material, share and comment on the posts, and give us your suggestions on what you want to see, hear and find out about… It’s all about having a laugh!
“I’m all about the fun, you know, get a few cocktails in me, take my pants off, maybe start a fire in someone’s kitchen…’ – Champ (Anchorman)
We’re going to be reviewing various activities daily, weekly and monthly that are all in the genre of ENTERTAINMENT…. Be it funny, sexy, factual, off-beat, stylish, news-worthy, in your face, totally random, clever, motivational, or just down-right bloody awesome!
Come with us as we check-out, promote, hassel, complain and comment on what’s going on is this crazy world of ours. We do it all day anyway, so we may as well document it.
Live without a textbook!
“You’ll never be on your death-bed wishing you had spent more time working.” – Oscar Wilde
(So, who the hell is this guy anyway?)
Been there, done that, got the T’s and Tats, but still on a never-ending quest for the next adventure, opportunity and / or life-altering experience!
Welcome to the life of Dene Botha – surfer, entrepreneur, actor, model, MC, event commentator, TV presenter, sports coach, Guinness World Record holder, party-animal and tireless thrill seeker.
Whether its surfing the perfect points of Morocco, snowboarding in Aspen, paragliding in Spain, dangling from the world’s highest bungee jump here in SA, surf coaching in Norway or attending a trance-parties in Zambia and Portugal he’s always up for an adventure. Give him the microphone and he’s interviewing the country’s best entertainers, or MC’ing events such as ‘Peroni Cafe’, ’Springtide Beach Festival’, ’Sports Illustrated Lingerie launch party’ and even heading up the MC’ing at ‘Rocking the Daisies 2011′ as well as Two Door Cinema Club on their recent tour of SA with the 5 Gum Experience.
The son of an international watersports promoter and an award-winning actress, he was surfing at five and acting in professional productions, including Shakespeare, at seven. Bailing school at 15, Dene worked as a waiter and model while running hugely popular parties. Soon earning more than his teachers, he enjoyed several stints in England, Europe and the USA before he turned 20.
Back home in Cape Town he started the Kahuna Surfing Academy, introduced SA’s first formal surf coaching curriculum, became a surf coaches trainer up and down the SA coastline, coached several of SA’s top emerging surf stars and started commentating surfing events including the Billabong Pro at J-Bay, O’neill CWC, Rip Curl Grom Search and many others. In 2007 he started the Earthwave Beach Festival where the GWR for the ‘Most surfers riding the same wave’ was set three times and currently stands at 110 people.
Poise and style was always an element, he signed with ICE Models in 2008 and has been cast as the male lead in dozens of local and international TV ads, including Toyota, Tic-Tac, Tchibo, Danone, Fanta, Beechies and now recently chosen as the international face for Ford Ranger in 2012.
Dene has been invited for modelling seasons in Turkey and Europe and also won numerous awards like the Axe Sweet Life ‘SA’s Most Irresistible Man’ and Mambo Online’s ‘SA’s Sexiest Man’, in the finals of ‘Cosmo’s Sexiest man’ and ‘Cleo Bachelor of the Year’ along with gracing the covers of Men’s Health Living and Bay magazines and featuring in Cosmopolitan, Mens Health, GQ, Cleo, Glamour, Bombsurf, Zigzag and more.
An accomplished social commentator, Dene’s quirky humour and suave approach to topics ranging from extreme sports to local and international travel, fashion, music, entertainment and how to have a good time can now be followed on a regular basis through this website, on his Facebook page and via Twitter @DeneBothaSA.
(Written by Dene’s rather proud father, Paul Botha… Hence the allowance of ‘this’ Bio.)
(PS.You should have seen what his mother wrote!!! Yussy, we would have been here ALL week. No jokes.)