Cultural tours of South Africa.
All of our South Africa Cultural Tours are locally privately guided tours,locally means guides who grew up in those area’s who have been trained and are registered guides.
These tours are unique in that we move from the Urban into the rural areas where you will experience living tribal culture as it exists today,where the past meets the present in the ever changing current of time..
Our Eastern Cape Cultural Tours and Venda Art and Craft Tours are designed to ensure that tourism contributes directly to the development of previously disadvantaged communities.
These are people to people tours where we will introduce you to the people,culture,customs,traditions and lifestyles of the various tribal/ethnic groups of South Africa.
Xhosa youth dressed up after the traditional initiation ceremony.
One of the first questions that I am asked is…What type of lodging do I expect when I am on of these South Africa Cultural Tour,whether its in the Eastern Cape or Venda.
See some of our South Africa Cultural Tour Lodging.
The lodging we use are all rural guest houses,Bed and Breakfasts,smaller hotels,with Western Style bathrooms,or village backpackers that have traditional huts to earth homes with shared ablutions.
These traditional huts with western style bedding are mainly found on the Wild Coast Hike along with quaint smaller coastal hotels that have en suite bathrooms
Cultural Tour Locations:
Our South Africa Cultural tours give you the opportunity to be an observer or for you to be more involved for eg learn to bead work project with local village women,bake bread with locals in the villages of the Eastern Cape,volunteer your time and skills,learn to do Venda pottery etc.
We design your Africa experience as you want it.
Location:The area below Kwa Zulu and immediately after the Garden route.
Activities:Village immersion,Wild Coast Hikes,Nelson Mandela Village and Museum,Afrikaner Farm Life,Malaria free Safaris.
Best time to visit:The Eastern Cape does not have a distinctive weather pattern as it sits below the humidity of Kwa Zulu and above the Mediterranean weather of the Western Cape.
Location:The area above and to the west of the Kruger National Park
Activities:Arts/Crafts ie potters,drum makers,wood carvers,village visits,
good birding,close to the Tuli Block of Botswana,fruit/veg markets.
local African church services,UN World Heritage Site of Mapungubwe
Best time to visit:Venda is hot and receives summer rain
between December and March-April to November is dry.
Location:Various regions across the the country giving you a greater diversity of experiences.
Activities:Various themes such as In the footsteps of Nelson Mandela that include both Urban,Rural,as well as a South Africa or Botswana Safari.
Best time to visit:Depends on the areas chosen,generally April to November
Venda spiritual service