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Join us on this fascinating tour to sites of early mission stations where people, often of humble background , became missionary pioneers- individuals that helped to mold our countries history. The highlights of this trip includes the following: 1st London Missionary Society mission station Pirie Mission Lovedale, Healdtown Mgwali Mission
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Day 1 - Port Elizabeth
We depart from Port Elizabeth to Bethelsdorp, where we will see the first London Missionary Society mission station established in Africa for the Khoikhoi people some 200 years ago.
We then head east and visit the first Wesleyan Mission Stations that were established among the Xhosa. We will visit Mount Coke where the first Xhosa Bible was printed.
Overnight in King William's Town which was originally created as a mission station.
Day 2 - South Africa
We visit the only missionary museum in South Africa, before leaving for the Pirie Mission, found close to where Van der Kemp's first work among the Xhosa in 1799.
From here we visit Burnshill, Knapp's Hope, Chumie and other significant mission stations in their time.
Overnight in Hogsback.
Day 3 - South Africa
Historical and Educational Tours
Today we travel to Lovedale, Healdtown, and Philipton; visit the grave of Ntsikana, a remarkable Xhosa prophet and the Mgwali Mission, established by the Rev. Tiyo Soga, the first Xhosa missionary.
Overnight in Matola Private Game Reserve.
Day 4 - East London
Enjoy an early morning game drive or walk in the reserve before departing for East London where our tour ends.
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