Hamman Time

5FM  |  Podcast , ±8 min episodes every 2 days  | 
The King of Brunch is no longer the new kid on the block.

Join Nick Hamman Monday's to Fridays (9am - 12pm) for Hamman Time. Providing listeners with groundbreaking, youth driven content that can't be found anywhere else!

Always a step ahead, Nick Hamman is excited about providing radio that is stimulating, exciting and engaging with content that appeals to South Africans who are educated, young at heart and positive about our country.

Along with Executive Producer Mad Money Mike and Carmen Reddy on news, Hamman Time will supply your morning eargasms.

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Part 1: The Motorcycle Room (Knysna)
The Motorcycle Room is all about great memories, with your favourite bikes you owned, or wish you had. It’s a private collection of over 100 bikes (rare, custom, and every day). The collection includes old classics, vintage enduro bikes, motocross and superbikes, and a wide variety of customs too - but the emphasis is definitely on the tough little 50s of our schoolboy days.

Part 2: Bloukrans Bungy (Bloukrans Bridge)
The view from Africa's highest bridge captures all the majesty and tranquility of the Bloukrans River valley. But there is nothing tranquil about throwing yourself more than 200 metres down towards the river below. Recognised as the ‘highest bungee from a bridge’ in the world, Bloukrans Bungy uses pendulum bungee technology to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible.

Part 3: 5Talks with Riaan Manser (@riaanmanser)
During the 5Talks we chat about his difficult childhood, and the impact it has had in overcoming adversity. We find out what it means to him exploring the world with someone else...namely his wife (Vasti), and then we chat about his latest project @TheOdysseyRow

HTHT18 - DAY SIX : WC (PT 1)

Part 1: South African Large Telescope (Sutherland)
Spoke to Lisa Cruise, about the telescope that has been inspiring a generation of young South Africans to dream big! The Southern African Large Telescope is a 10-Meter class optical telescope designed mainly for spectroscopy.

Part 2: The Lord Milner Hotel (Matjiesfontein)
Founded in 1884, and situated on the fringe of the Great Karoo, Matjiesfontein, is known for its historical buildings. Some of which, like Lord Milner’s House, has even been rumored to be haunted. We chat to some of the experts in the town.

Part 3: Ronnie’s Sex Shop (R62, Barrydale)
This popular roadside attraction has absolutely nothing to do with sex...or does it? We chat to manager, Ludwig, about this establishment’s history, and get an understanding on what it means to visit, and leave something behind.


Part 1: Kanoneiland
Just outside Upington on the Orange River, Kanoneiland is the largest inhabited inland island in South Africa. Kanoneiland is a beautiful settlement situated in the Northern Cape in South Africa. What makes this settlement stand out from the rest is that it is situated on the largest inland island in the gorgeous Orange River Valley. It is, in fact, the biggest river settlement in the country.

Part 2: Padstals
At Kakamas we stopped off at “Die Pienk Padstal”, it is a landmark roadside stall situated about half way between the towns of Pofadder and Upington. There we chatted to Francois about the history of this stop. We also stopped just outside the Riemvasmaak Hotspring where we found Berg En Dal padstal. Known for its coffee and traditional food, especially their roosterkoek and vetkoek. We spoke to Ridi and Julie

Part 3: iemvasmaak Hotspring
It means to ‘tighten the strap' or 'tied with strap’. Riemvasmaak is 75 000ha of sheer mountain desert wilderness, located between the Orange and the dry Molopo Rivers, approximately 57km from Kakamas and 170km from the Nakop Border Post with Namibia. It is a wilderness born from violent volcanic activity millions of years ago, but it is a land of beauty that takes on spiritual proportions. Here you can relax in the hotsprings dwarfed by 80m high granite cliffs. Or attempt a challenging 4×4 trail, hike down the canyon to the Orange River or simply set your soul free to soar with the black eagles through the lunar-landscape. We chose to just enjoy the hotspring


Part 1: Kuruman
Spotted on the road! One of the Hamman Time faithful, Robert, found us in Kuruman to drop off some much needed padkos - homemade biltong. Also while in Kuruman, we explored the newly erected Monument to the Langeberg Rebellion.

Part 2: Saakie Se Arkie (Upington)
Next up we stopped off at Saakie Se Arkie, where we chatted to Saakie about the boat he built 21 years ago, that has since become a popular hotspot for locals and tourists alike

Part 3: Oranje Rivier Wine Tasting Centre (Upington)
Finally, we visited the Orange River Wine Cellars tasting venue. They are the largest co-op in the Southern Hemisphere, and second largest in the world.


Part 1: Bush Baby Sanctuary
The bush babies sanctuary is one of several sanctuaries in a group of sanctuaries, including the elephant sanctuary that provides for orphaned and abused animals. Situated west of Hartbeesport Dam alongside the Elephant sanctuary it provides an environment where monkeys (primates) can be given their freedom in a natural environment. The sanctuary situated in one of the many Kloofs (Gorges) of the Magaliesberg mountain range provides the perfect environment for Monkeys from around the world.

Part 2: Pretville
Pretville is a weekend attraction in Haarties, and a fun outing for young and old. It is the film set of the Afrikaans musical film of the same name from Hartiwood Films. The movie Pretville is a rollicking Afrikaans musical set in the 1950’s. On completion of shooting the 50’s movie the set was literally converted into a working village and theme park where people can work, shop and play. This brightly coloured, busy-looking, vibrant movie town offers visitors many photo opportunities.

Part 3 : Pilanesberg National Park
The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is a provincial park in South Africa, northwest of Johannesburg. It’s set in an extinct volcanic crater, with grasslands, wooded valleys and multihued rock formations. Wildlife includes elephants, lions, leopards and rhinos. Animals drink at Mankwe Dam, a man-made lake. Abundant birdlife includes eagles and ostriches. Concealed wildlife-viewing shelters are scattered throughout the park.


Part 1:
Maropeng – The Cradle of Humankind
This is the award-winning centre for the UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind, a site of some of the world’s most important fossil finds, most notably, Homo Naledi. Maropeng is the official centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site. Here we spoke to curator, Lindsay Marshall, and tour guide Lindiwe Mahlangu

Part 2:
The Harties Cableway
The Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway, originally constructed in 1973, situated near the scenic Magaliesberg mountains, the cableway offers panoramic views of the Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort Dam and the surrounding areas. We chatted to Ian Gunn of Tourism Friendly to find out more about the cableway, and what else to do in Hartbeespoort

Part 3:
The Lesedi Cultural Vilage
Lesedi Cultural Village is a tourist village which celebrates the cultural traditions of several different peoples of Southern Africa. It reproduces traditional dwellings and offers demonstrations of dances and other cultural activities


Part 1: The Tswaing Crater
Located about 40km northwest of Pretoria, Tswaing is a 1 946 hectare conservation area that is home to a meteorite impact crater and surrounding wetland, as well as the remains of an old salt factory. Tswaing, which means “place of salt” in Setswana, is the site where a meteorite half a football field in size slammed into the Earth 220 000 years ago, forming a crater 1.4km in diameter and 200m deep. This crater, formerly known as the Pretoria Saltpan (or Soutpan), is one of about 170 impact craters in the world and one of four known impact craters in South Africa.

Part 2: Sawubona Music Jam
This is a jam session for the hardcore music lovers. Tuesdays in Soweto means Souwbona Music Jam time. Legendary drummer, Lucky Thobela has turned his yard into one of the longest running weekly Jam Sessions in Soweto. Artists from all over come together and bounce music off each other and make new sounds.

Part 3: Sterkfontein Caves
Sterkfontein is a set of limestone caves of special interest to paleo-anthropologists located in Gauteng province, about 40 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg. Within the caves, scientists have discovered many hominid and other animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years, to the birth of humanity. Here we were introduced to “Mrs Ples”, the “Taung Child” and “Lit­tle Foot”

Sean Izaakse (Marvel Illustrator)

Nick chats to local Marvel illustrator, Sean Izaakse, about working as a freelance illustrator and comic artist, as well as finding out what it takes to get noticed.

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