This international award winning, socially responsible Bicycle Tour in Masiphumelele, Kommetjie is a new take on township tours, providing guests the opportunity to meet and interact with the local community from a bicycle seat.
A local qualified guide will escort guests around the township, visiting interesting places and explaining Xhosa customs. A highlight of the tour is traditional dancing by the Sangoma (African traditional healer) and a visit to the local preschool (weekdays only). Enjoy tea or lunch in an African home.
A local guide will take us round the township visiting interesting places and explaining some local customs. A highlight of the tour is to visit a pre-school where enthusiastic teacher's work under very difficult circumstances. Be sure to keep any problems for the Sangoma, the traditional healer to solve.
Nomawethu, a local lady who hosts the tourist groups for authentic African tea or lunch (Half Day)
Responsible Community Based Tourism:
This Bicycle tourism programme facilitates the importation of discarded second-hand bicycles to South Africa, where they have helped set up and provide ongoing support to locally owned bicycle workshops, training & employing members of the local community to renovate bikes for the Bicycle Tours. As a result of the work, a local lady has been assisted in setting up her own restaurant providing further income for the community.
Hat, sunscreen, rain jacket (just in case), closed shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling; bring your camera but please don’t bring sweets or treats for the kids.
Rates: Valid until 31 October 2018
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- Guided experience with township guide
- Sangoma (traditional healer) dancing and drumming
- Donation and Visit to Peacock crèche (only available during the week)
- Visit crafters and local artists in community
- Lunch at Nongolozi’s Restaurant or tea in an African home
- Hire of Old fashioned Dutch Bicycles
Images courtesy of Matt Long: See his review here
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