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  • Durban: Interactive Sightseeing Tour with Locals

    1. Durban: Interactive Sightseeing Tour with Locals

    Start the day with pickup from your accommodation then dive straight into your Durban adventure. Stroll through Africa’s oldest surviving Botanical Gardens and tap into its history and unique collections with a passionate horticulturist. Then meet the ‘loneliest man on the planet’, which is a tree, and discover the secret to invisibility. Next, unlock the trendy suburb of Glenwood, which is considered by many as the Arts Quarter of Durban. Explore on foot with local artists, Mooki Lion or Dane Stops, and track down the public portfolios of talented street artists. On the tour, uncover the underbelly of the city as you get into conversation about the social issues that underpin the art. Time to meet Mama Nkosi next, also known as the dancing curator of Phansi Museum, and the head honcho of one of the largest collections of indigenous art and crafts in KwaZulu Natal. Learn about indigenou...

  • Durban: Arts Quarter Tour with Tribal Museum and Art Gallery

    2. Durban: Arts Quarter Tour with Tribal Museum and Art Gallery

    Arrive at Phansi Museum hidden along the back streets of Glenwood. Wait for the dancing curator of the city’s largest collection of tribal art. Explore the museum with your guide and unlock indigenous knowledge systems and South African traditional arts and culture. Your next stop will be KZNSA or the KwaZulu Natal Society of the Arts. Discover this renowned contemporary art gallery that exhibits and markets local artists. Meet one of the curators of the gallery and stroll through this thought-provoking space. Get some insight into the works exhibited and the shared background of some of the artists. Admire the artworks at KZNSA where the majority of it is available for sale. Additionally, the gallery's shop is home to the best locally made art and crafts where the proceeds go back into KZNSA's programs, and as importantly to the artists themselves. Meet one of the two celebrated loca...

  • Zulu Cultural Tour: Rural Village, Tribal Markets & Food

    3. Zulu Cultural Tour: Rural Village, Tribal Markets & Food

    Following collection from your Durban accommodation, begin a day about context, immersion, and relevance. Your tour starts with you meeting the dancing curator of the Phansi Museum, who introduces you to a vast collection of indigenous art and crafts before you sample some pan-African cuisine. Following that, head to Isithumba - a living Zulu cultural village. There a local resident helps you to explore the village on foot, as you begin to understand a different way of life. If the ancestors are kind you may even meet the village chief or the local spiritual healer for an immersive exchange. The Markets of Warwick are your final stop. This curious quarter represents the beating heart of indigenous culture. Meet the Lime and Imphepho Gogos (female elders), and watch them create their goods before you witness Muthi Bridge, or as the locals like to call it - Sangoma Central. Unlock this m...

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