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Khoisan Kraal Headman
Teesakkie Aunty Ruth
JMP Foundation members
Khoisan Chief Chris
Judas at the Medicinal Garden
Khoisan Kraal Traditional Lunch
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Franschhoek Rond en Bont Cultural Tour

Experience our unique culture

The Coloured community of the Western Cape have a rich and varied history with many families descending from the slaves that were brought to the tip of Africa in the 1600's when farming began by the Dutch to supply their ships, as well as the local Khoisan people who were the original inhabitants of this area.

 

The community has evolved to be a vibrant, unique group of people with their own style and flare.  The culture, language and history comes from many parts of the world and creates a very unique group of people who are eager to share their uniqueness with our visitors.

The Franschhoek Rond en Bont (meaning Around and Proud) tour is entertaining, educational and a lot of fun.

On the STANDARD tour you will:

  • visit a medicinal garden and learn about the indigenous plants and their medicinal value;
  • be entertained by a group of musicians in the township of Groendal and you may even get to do some drumming!;
  • have a tea break at the Teesakkie (The Tea Bag) and be spoilt by Aunty Ruth with her delicious treats;
  • Visit a community upliftment programme where unemployed people are taught sewing skills, and receive a gift from them;

On the EXTENDED tour:

  • We end off the tour at the local Khoisan Chief's Kraal where you will meet Chief Chris and his headmen, hear their stories and about their culture and share in a fabulous traditional Khoisan meal for lunch.

The tour promises a culturally enriching experience and you will go away feeling you have engaged with some unique, inspiring individuals.  We look forward to taking you into their world soon.

On the STANDARD tour, we visit the following community members (minimum of 2 pax per group):

  • The Community Medicinal Garden
  • The Sinotando Entertainment group
  • The Teeksakkie
  • The Indlovu (Elephant) Sewing Project

On the EXTENDED Tour (minimum of 4 pax per group), we also visit:

  • The Cochocqua Khoisan Kraal

 

 

Inclusions:

  • Refreshments at the Teesakkie Tea Garden.  Please advise us of any dietary requirements.
  • Gift from the Indlovu Sewing Project.
  • Traditional lunch at the Khoisan Kraal on the extended tour.  Please note this meal includes meat.  Let us know if you require a vegetarian option.
  • Transport from the Franschhoek Adventure Centre to the various community members and back for groups of up to 4 passengers.  If you have more than 4 people, please use your own vehicle or ask us for a quote on transport.

Exclusions:

  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities

We meet at the Franschhoek Adventure Centre at 62 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek.

We return to the same venue.

 

THE STANDARD TOUR:

Duration:

3 Hours

Price: 

01 Apr 19 - 31 Aug 20:

R 500.00 per adult

R 300.00 per child (2 - 12)

01 Sep 20 - 31 Mar 21:

R 550.00 per adult

R 350.00 per child (2 - 12)

THE EXTENDED TOUR:

Duration:

4.5 hours

Price: 

01 Apr 19 - 31 Aug 20:

R 700.00 per adult

R 400.00 per child (2 - 12)

01 Sep 20 - 31 Mar 21:

R 750.00 per adult

R450.00 per child (2 - 12)