EASTERN CAPE CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

Eastern Cape Cultural Experiences is a unique and authentic experience of living with the Xhosa People in different villages of the Eastern Cape, cooking with them and staying with them in their living villages.
Eastern Cape is the second biggest Province in South Africa where the majority of people are Xhosa speaking. Most of the land is occupied by rural villages where most of these communities still leave in their mud houses. This tour is designed for guests who want to spend time with these rural communities and learn about Xhosa Culture and traditions. You will enjoy traditional meals and also learn how to cook and how to make your own beads.

Meet with the local community, be part of their daily activities, cook and stay with the village community. This tour will help you learn about Xhosa Culture in different Xhosa living villages.

Eastern Cape is the second biggest Province in South Africa where the majority of people are Xhosa speaking. Most of the land is occupied by rural villages where most of these communities still leave in their mud houses. This tour is designed for guests who want to spend time with these rural communities and learn about Xhosa Culture and traditions. You will enjoy traditional meals and also learn how to cook and how to make your own beads.

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Itinerary

DAY 1

EAST LONDON TO ELUNDINI

Pick up from East London and drive to Elundini Village outside Hogsback where we will check in at the village lodge. If arrived early we will go on a village walk with a village guide and enjoy local beer with the locals in a village shebeen. Dinner at the village lodge.

DAY 2

ELUNDINI TO CATA

After breakfast guests will meet with their village host who will take them to her home where they will participate on bread making. Guests will be guided on how to make their own bread, fetching wood from the bushes to cook their own bread. Bread will be consumed by guests as their lunch. After lunch we will drive to the village of Cata up on the Amatola Mountains where we will spend a night in the village. Accommodation will be at the village, homestay or village lodge.

DAY3

CATA TO KWETYANA

After breakfast we will meet with the village guide for a village walk including a visit to a village Sangoma. The walk will end at the village Museum where will also learn about the history of the village including Forced Removals that affected the village during Apartheid and  how the village has taken the opportunity to develop the village into a tourist attraction.

From Cata we will drive to the village of Kwetyana where we will have lunch and spend the afternoon with the locals where guests can either play games, enjoy storytelling by the village elders and they can also learn how to make their own beads. We will spend the night in the village.

DAY 4

KWETYANA VIA ICAMAGU INSTITUTE TO QUNU

After breakfast we will drive to Qunu with a stop at Icamagu Institute for lunch with lecture about African Religion and Xhosa Culture. From Icamagu we will drive to the village of Qunu, Mandela’s Village. Here we will be welcomed by our hosts. We will have dinner in one home and later each guest will be taken by her host to his or her home for the night.

DAY 5

QUNU TO COFFEE BAY

After breakfast we will drive to Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha. From the Museum we will drive to Coffee Bay for a night. On arrival in Coffee Bay we will check inn and relax. If on a Friday we will join a village dinner and later back to the lodge.

DAY6

COFFEE BAY TO HOLE IN THE WALL

After breakfast we will meet with our guide for a walk to Hole in the wall. Picked up by a car and back to the lodge where guests will relax and get ready for the following day’s drive to the airport, Mthatha airport or East London airport

DAY 7

TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

Transfer to the airport, UTA APT or ELS APT

 

END OF THE TOUR