Nadja Ellerholz was born in Cape Town, raised in South Africa, Namibia and Germany, allowing her to feel home in both parts of the world. Being blessed with an African influenced childhood, heryouth in Germany was then dominated by German culture. At the Law School of the Free University in Berlin she received my professional education.
Being formed by two different cultures was not always easy but challenging, giving her a deep insight of the mentality in both countries. When dating her future husband, also a German-South African, born and raised in Johannesburg, they both started a journey between worlds. On one hand appreciating the values of each country but on the other hand missing Africa. After their first incredibly energetic son was born, they finally moved to Cape Town enabling their son an African childhood. Since their second son was born in Cape Town they watch with pride, joy and often surprise how they become little Cape Townians. All the outdoor opportunities this country offers as well as the open mentality towards children is amazing and worth promoting everywhere!
Raising a child in Germany, being a very technical and modern country, is so different in comparison to the upbringing of children in South Africa. Of course the weather plays an important role but so do the different cultures we are all surrounded with. The spirit of South Africa is a gift, helping to raise children in a very open minded and tolerant way.
When Eli, the former owner and founder of Cape Town Kids, was looking for someone who could continue the spirit of Cape Town Kids they immediately showed interest to take over and continue to develop the website further. Their paths as mothers had already crossed on many previous occasions.