2N The Struggle: Cultural / Historical Tour.
Fly into East London,where you are met by your private and drive to Alice.We can pick you up in Port Elizabeth as well.
If we have time we will show you parts of historic East London,visit a township,and a local soup kitchen.
We will visit the Art Gallery in Fort Hare University popular for its breathtaking art collection.The art work here is done by African artists.It depicts life in the Townships and rural areas, as well as life during the struggle.
You will have time to walk through the campus,and if you have a particular interest,we can arrange a meeting with a local University academic for a short discussion.
Depending on the time, other activities can include :
- A local village visit,
- Doing bead work with local Village women,
- Experiencing a bake bread/village visit/drink tea activity.
- We can arrange a visit to a local traditional healer.
We then depart for our lodging about 45 minutes away.
Overnight at the Kings Place,where we will be staying for 2 Nights in this rural village,staying in a traditional style African bungalow designed in Western style with your own en suite bathroom and Queen side bed.
After breakfast we will depart for Steve Biko’s home and Steve Biko Garden of Resemblance where his grave is.
Steve Biko died in the hands of the South African Police while on the struggle for the liberation of the oppressed in South Africa.
On the way we will stop by to see the a local creche( day care center) started by Steve biko and his wife,as well as there is a medical clinic that we can visit as well that was also started by him as well.
Our visit to the Amatole Museum popular for its natural history and also the last resting place for “HUBERTA” the Hippo who known worldwide for her wanderings in the 1930’s, will give you more insight in to the lifestyle/culture of the locals…
This town also has a large variety of church buildings with varied architectural styles which we will pass by stopping at some of them coupled with the older buildings that have been preserved will give you a moment to step back in time.
We will eat lunch in a local restaurant in town
In the afternoon we will mix with village people in their shopping area and the taxi rank,they only shop here on the outskirts of town as they don’t want to go deeper into the town.
Thereafter we will leave back for the Kings place to walk in the local village meeting locals and observing village life.
Overnite Kings Place
After breakfast, we transfer you to your next onward destination ie airport,car rental or to meet a prearranged guide