Set off on a guided walk from the WOW Zulu Marketplace 10km inland from Trafalgar on Natal South Coast. Walk through the villages and across the mountain, to experience village life. Meet friendly locals and hear their stories!!!
Meet at the Wow Zulu Marketplace in KwaNzimakwe: 9am or 2pm: Arrive at least 15 minutes early
Duration: 3-4 hours
Cost is per person [minimum of 4 people]
Add a wonderfully different experience to your South Coast beach holiday. Head into the hills above the coast for the experience of a lifetime in the friendly KwaNzimakwe community on a ‘holy Shembe mountain’ about 10 km inland of the Mpenjati Estuary near Trafalgar and Palm Beach.
Our Wow Zulu Marketplace, just off the R69, is your friendly starting point. After a warm welcome by local hosts Neli Nzimakwe and Zonke Madwe, enjoy great coffee or a cold drink and a ‘taste of local’ snack. Hear the stories of our village and view hand-selected traditional craft as well as locally screen- printed and appliqued gifts. Learn a new skill and create your own unique screen-print under Neli and Zonke’s guidance. Or learn to wrap a colourful headscarf to transform yourself into an African Diva.
Then set off on a guided walk through the village and across the mountain, to experience village life and enjoy endless views. First visit the homestead of local community elders Mr and Mrs Dlezi. Hear the stories of how the community came to live on this fertile mountain, about the role of cattle in traditional culture and about the customs of the Shembe Church. From the Dlezi homestead, walk along a footpath past playful village children, chickens and cows to the home of Mrs Ndovela, the community’s Sangoma or traditional healer. Hear the story of how she was called to become a Sangoma and of the long road to becoming qualified. From here, follow a path that hugs the side of the mountain, past the traditional Shembe Church at the top of the mountain and across grasslands to a view site that looks out across the rolling hills and valleys to a coastline that seems to stretch forever. Hear more stories while you enjoy a traditional meal of chicken, Zulu steamed bread and spicy beans or spinach, and drinks that have been wheeled across the hillside on a wheelbarrow. [Lunch is R77 for own account]
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