!Khwa ttu, R27, Swartland Ward 5, Swartland Local Municipality, West Coast District Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
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From rock art and hunting methods to ostrich eggshell jewellery and tongue twisting languages, this unique experience is in close proximity to the coastal town of Yzerfontein on the Cape West Coast (Weskus).
Discover the San who are hunter-gatherers and whose numbers have dropped to just under 7000 in South Africa and approximately 100 000 in the whole of southern Africa.
A visit to the !Khwa ttu San Education and Culture Centre allows glance into the fast disappearing world of San culture, rock art, customs and languages. Cape Town and the Western Cape boasts some of the most accessible and abundant examples of San rock art in the country, which can be viewed in nature reserves across the province.
At !Khwa ttu is where you will discover the San spirit because tours are conducted by descendants of the very first San people themselves. They will guide you on easy nature walk where they will demonstrate various customs mastered over centuries. Enjoy mountain bike trails suitable for the whole family, the trail includes two well-marked routes, they also have mountain bikes for hire.
You can gain insight into their unique skills in making ostrich eggshell jewellery and their unique hunting methods. The tour allows you the opportunity to experience a tractor ride, visit a replica traditional San village and an introduction to San languages. Have fun getting your tongue in a twist by pronouncing the clicks and tones of the San language.
They also have great overnight accommodation available!