Here is a new take on township tours – providing the visitor with many more opportunities to interact with the community, rather than from an air-conditioned bus!
Your tour starts at the BEN workshop in Masiphumelele. BEN is a non-profit organisation, which promotes the use of the bicycle in all of its forms to enhance low-cost, non-motorised transport. BEN bicycles are second-hand bicycles imported from Europe, fixed and repaired by BEN bike mechanics and then sold at affordable rate to people in the communities.
A local guide will take you around the township visiting interesting places and explaining some local Xhosa customs. You will visit a local crèche where the teachers work under very difficult circumstances. Part of the tour proceeds go towards the betterment of their facilities. A highlight of the tour is to visit a Sangoma (traditional healer), who performs interactive dancing and drumming. Enjoy lunch in the home of a local resident and taste authentic African cuisine.
- A 3 to 4-hour guided bicycle tour of Masiphumelele Township.
- Bicycle and helmet hire.
- A visit to a local sangoma.
- A donation to Masivelani Crèche.
- An African lunch.
This experience voucher is valid for 6 months from date of purchase.