Community immersion - Drakensberg

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Community immersion - Drakensberg



Travelling to the Drakensberg region? Visit the Mazizini community, whose ancestors have lived in the area for centuries. Meet locals, experience rural culture and know that your visit and the income it generates changes lives.

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Want to get around on the back of a tractor and experience farm life, try your hand at weaving or simply walk around the village? Explore eMazizini!


ϟ Tractor Trailer Experience ϟ

Take a ride on a tractor-drawn trailer up the slopes of Mngxoleni Mountain behind eMazinini Village.
Stop at a deserted cattle kraal, the remains of an earlier settlement. Take a short walk to see the
Amphitheatre rising dramatically above the valley below. Listen to stories and the beat of a drum or try
some traditional dance steps. Enjoy a drink and snack while you watch the flow of daily life or sunset
over the village below.
Departure Times: 09:00, 14:00 Duration: 3 hours
Cost: R350 pp min 4 persons (excl transfer)
Rate includes: coffee, water, drink and snacks on the mountain.

ϟ Hand Weaving ϟ

Let local women teach you the ancient craft of grass weaving, using skills passed down through
generations and grasses that are only harvested on the mountain slopes. Share stories and a snack while
you create your original object.
Departure Times: 09:00, 12:00
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: R275 pp Min 4 persons (excl transfer)
Rate includes: coffee, water, drink and snack

ϟ Village Walk ϟ

Visit the community of New Stand, a short drive from the WOWZULU Marketplace. Pick vegetables for your lunch in an organic garden.
Stop at a cattle kraal to understand how cattle play a central role in the life of this farming community. Visit a tavern to a taste of the
local brew, known by locals as mfula mfula, while traditional dancers and tavern goers give you a feel for the local beat and teach you
a few steps. Round off the experience with a freshly-prepared meal.
Departure Times: 09:00, 13:00 Duration: 4 hours
Cost: R500 pp Min 4 persons (excl transfer) Rate Includes: coffee, water and lunch

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