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“Experience San culture, good food & a view too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of !Khwa ttu

!Khwa ttu
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$59.75*
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Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: !Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Centre, 70 km north-west of Cape Town offers you the unique experience of being introduced to the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa. The San themselves will take you on a journey into their history, traditional knowledge, skills, languages, customs and current affairs. This enjoyable and eye-opening event will stay with you for a long time. Besides our San-guided tours, we present creative dishes in our cosy restaurant, unique San-produced items in our craft shop and the efficiency that goes along with our conference room. If you would like to stay at !Khwa ttu for a few days our guest house, bush camp and bush cottage provide appealing accommodation.The San are looking forward to welcoming you at !Khwa ttu!
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“Experience San culture, good food & a view too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

This was a nice half-day excursion from Cape Town. Wanted to learn more about the past culture of the San peoples, the original inhabitants of Western Cape. After a beautiful, 45 minute drive north of Cape Town on R27, we reached the 850 hectares of the !Khwa Ttu Cultural & Educational Center, where a friendly watchperson welcomed us. On the short drive up the hill to the center, we saw eland, zebra & ostriches. At the Center, we enjoyed delicious, reasonable and beautifully presented lunches al fresco with a sweeping view of the coastline. Next, Kerston, one of the San guides, took 1 1/2 hours to introduce us to indigenous uses of local plants, going out of his way to look for and discuss ones we had seen elsewhere (book ahead of time). Finally, after perusing the small museum and crafts shop, we continued to the town of Darling (a 20 minute drive). We felt enriched and eager to learn more about the San...This outing can be combined with time in Darling, olive tasting nearby or wine tasting for a really nice, day excursion from Cape Town. One can also shorten the visit by simply lunching there, or lengthen it by overnigting in the !Khwa Ttu cottages.

Visited March 2012
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