Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village

Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village

Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village
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Lladoog
Crewe, UK15 bidrag
jan. 2019 • Par
Very interesting. Ignore the negative reviews. Be prepared to be separated by gender for an open and frank discussion which you can share with your partner later if you deem it appropriate.

You are encouraged to ask questions, including how they fit in to modern society, the legal status of polygamy and so much more.

Go and support this window into another world, before it disappears.

The men’s are the hunters, the women the gatherers. Keep an open mind, just observe and learn.

Tasty food and drink was sampled. The inexpensive and handmade beadwork makes a lovely souvenir.

Very enjoyable and informative.
Skrevet 25. januar 2019
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Siseko Y
6 bidrag
feb. 2018
this place gives visitors and locals a glipse to the long and rich Xhosa culture, from the moment you arrive you get Royal welcome through song and dancing. the hosts went out of their way to give more information into the culture, rutuals and traditions. The local cuisine was my personal highlight, with the traditional beer.
Skrevet 17. september 2018
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dfranci0sa
Walvis Bay, Namibia2 bidrag
jan. 2017
go experience these beautiful people.....they share their way of life by doing a 'show' and separating men/women. This should not be insulting as it is intended to respect the way of life between their sexes. wonderful. I bought something from each family selling their wares and it was much appreciated. I was able to give gifts with the photos of the artisan.....
Skrevet 15. desember 2017
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Jsacton
East London, Sør-Afrika18 bidrag
mar. 2017 • Venner
We went there with our camera club and really got awesome opportunities to photograph some of our countries heritage. They are most accommodating and I enjoyed hearing all the Xhosa history and stories
Skrevet 6. september 2017
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chicnanandtom
Chicago, IL130 bidrag
feb. 2017 • Par
Well, this was on odd excursion from the cruise ship. We docked in East London and were bussed out to the village which is located about 30 - 45 minutes from the waterfront. The countryside is beautiful green rolling hills, on a very nice highway. About 1/4 mile off the main road was the village, we were met by a dozen children, nearly all pre or adolescent girls. They were singing up a storm, two men were accompanying on hide skin drums. The singing was beautiful, after everyone was off the bus they continued singing and added in dancing. We were then lead into a large round thatched roof hut, separated by sex. Then the singing and dancing started again. The tour guide explained that in Xhosa culture, the men and women are kept separate. We then began to listen to how marriage proposals are made, dowry established in this heavily patriarchal society. We then broke into groups by sex and the specifics of rituals for men and women were discussed. After that we met in another communal area and had a number of traditional items that the Xhosa eat, stews mostly, some bread and veggies.

There was really no mention of a greater historic Xhosa communal culture, arts, history, or societal governance....how do the Xhosa fit into modern day South Africa, etc....in my mind it was creepy and uncomfortable.
Skrevet 15. februar 2017
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Makepp
Bonn, Tyskland2 bidrag
jan. 2017 • Par
Wir haben diesen Ausflug auf einer Reise mit einem Kreuzfahrtschiff für € 89,00 gebucht.
Auf einer Wiese waren 5 Hütten aufgebaut, eine für Vorführungen, eine für eine schlechte Bilderausstellung, eine für die Frauen, eine Kochhütte, die jedoch gerade an diesem Tag, als wir da waren, abgebrannt war, eine für das Essen und eine Toilettenhütte ohne Wasseranschluss. Zudem ein Kral für die Männer. Auf einem Tisch wurden Souveniers verkauft. Nach der Begrüßung und der Beschreibung der Sitte, wie man eine Frau findet, fand noch einem kurzen Tanz einiger Kinder statt. Dann wurden Männer und Frauen getrennt. Die Männer bekamen eine kleine Kostprobe von Rum und Bier und eine Einführung in die Beschneidungsriten, die Frauen bekamen eine Beschreibung der Riten, die eine Frau durchlaufen muss, die keine Kinder bekommt. Danach gab es einen Imbiss, auf den ich aber dankend verzichtete. Als der Bus abfuhr, wurde alles eingepackt, wir konnten sogar noch sehen, wir das Toilettenschild abgenommen wurde.
Diesen Ausflug sollte man sich sparen, da man so gut wie nichts über das Leben des Stammes erfährt.
Skrevet 5. februar 2017
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priority_one
Napier, New Zealand4 bidrag
nov. 2015 • Venner
This tour needs to come with a warning that a significant focus on this group relates to male circumcision. Men and women are split up to relate this aspect of their life. We had a three hour experience that for eight of the tour party, found poorly presented, leaving us sitting in the bus as the most desirable option. The group is represented mostly by children and four or so women. There were two men there involved in the presentation, one said nothing and the other was a Canadian speaking on behalf of the group.
I have been to many cultural experiences throughout the world in far less developed and poorer countries, that have put on better shows.
My advice, is to save your money, and choose another option rather than this particular show. The photos showing, bare little resemblance to the 'experiance' and I would cast doubt on the validity of the two previous reviews giving top marks.
Skrevet 29. november 2015
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MikeJ1508
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa29 bidrag
des. 2013 • Venner
We were received by George and immediately made to feel welcome and comfortable in a rural environment.

We received a traditional Xhosa welcome with song and dancing. The meaning of each song and crossing over a red blanket was explained.

The men were allowed into the kraal, (women stood outside) the place where the cattle are kept at night and all major meetings are help. Meetings to negotiate 'labola' - the price of a bride, the wedding ceremony, celebration of the birth of a new member of the clan and any other important events.

The celebrations are accompanied by the slaughter of an ox or goat and the consumption of copious amounts of home brewed traditional beer, which intensifies over seven days to give a mighty kick.

The men were then taken to place were teenage boys are circumcised and coached to manhood. The women were taken to the place where young girls are coached to womanhood.

The tour then moved to the communal 'kitchen' where our lunch was being prepared. The preparation of the traditional meals was demonstrated before we moved to the dining area where the meal - pot bread, lamb stew, beans & samp (crushed corn kernels), pumpkin and wild spinach was served.

After the meal we were treated to more singing and dancing.

The presenters were members of the clan and residents at the traditional village. The experience was authentic with many cultural details being were shared.

As a South African the experience has helped me to better understand the Xhosa people and appreciate their culture. Many misconceptions about their culture have accumulated over the years of working with them, but this visit has put them right and I am grateful for the vision of Michael and George.

I can confidently recommend a visit to the Kaya La Bantu Cultural Village to both tourists and local residents.
Skrevet 9. januar 2014
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Tom F
Chicago, Illinois, Usa69 bidrag
okt. 2013 • Par
My wife and I are Americans and we enjoyed our two night stay in the guest house for the Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village. This guest house and cultural village are situated on a working cattle ranch. The Xhosa village came with the cattle ranch.

The guest house rooms and bathroom were comfortable. Michael Corbet was an excellent host with two wonderful boer boel dogs.

During our first evening, we experienced an enjoyable and interesting evening with a Xhosa family that shared some of their traditions. These festivities took place in their round house. The family talked about their traditions and sang and danced their xHosa songs and dances. Following these festivities, we ate a traditional Xhosa meal with the family.

After our Xhosa visit was complete, we were driven back to the guest house to sleep. The next morning Michael prepared our favorite breakfast that I had in South Africa. Following breakfast, Michael was our tour guide for the day. Michael provided us with a flavor of the Wild Coast by showing us some coastal towns like Morgan Bay and interesting places like The Bushpig Pub & Restaurant in Kei Mouth.

We ended the day with an excellent home cooked dinner prepared by Michael.

The next morning we needed to get up early and catch a flight from East London to Johannesburg. Michael prepared another wonderful breakfast for us and prepared a snack for the plane ride.

For those traveling from Port Elizabeth to East London to get to this village, my recommendation is to take the R72 between Port Elizabeth to East London until the major road work on the N2 highway between Port Elizabeth and East London is complete.
Skrevet 25. november 2013
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