Venda Mission and Church Special Interest Groups
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from $ 500 to $ 1000
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Our Venda Tours offers historical, cultural, art ( pottery, drum making) rural village walks, village home visits, and possibly a visit to a local African church service, with drumming and singing (special permission is to be obtained for this). The tour includes the following: -Introduction into mission work in Venda and tour of old mission station. -Visit nearby chiefs village with insights into daily traditional life of the Venda and gain first hand information on the interaction of late missionaries with the traditional communities. -Be a guest at one of the African Independent churches and enjoy gospel singing.
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Day 1 - Polokwane
Transfer from Polokwane airport to Thohoyandou, capital of the former homeland of Venda.
Arts, Crafts and Antiques
On the way stop over at Mukondeni, a very special village where most women still practice the traditional way of making pottery.
Food and Dining
Dinner and accommodation ( 3nights) at the private house belonging to a son of a missionary of the Lutheran church.
Day 2 - Thohoyandou
Introduction to mission work in Venda and tour of old mission station. Visit nearby chiefs village with insights into daily traditional life of the Venda. Here you will hear, first hand, about information regarding the interaction of late missionaries with the traditional communities.
After a meet and greet, be welcome at a traditional beer tasting.
Day 3 - Thohoyandou
Be a guest at one of the African Independent churches and enjoy gospel singing. After church short drive to Tshatshingo potholes. Take a plunge at natural water pools and take time to intermingle with local children while enjoying picnic lunch at this popular spot.
Food and Dining
Barbeque Dinner at private house.
Day 4 - Johannesburg
On the way back to Polokwane pop in at Noria Mabasa’s private homestead and gallery. She is a world-renowned woman artist who is famous for her giant size wood sculptures.
Arrive at Polokwane to catch plane to Johannesburg.
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