Township tour! Yes or no?
For me personally, a very clear YES!
At first people are skeptical: should I really go "there"?
Isn't it like staring at animals in the zoo?
I go to a poor district as "richer" ... etc ...
If I convince our guests to take this tour,
then it is described as "the most impressive experience" ...
Personal contact is extremely important to me! And so the tour is organized by our dear Fundiswa. Fundiswa has lived in Paterson Township for 16 years and now knows her way around! Unfortunately it is only possible to visit the township with Fundiswa at the weekend, as she works in Port Elizabeth during the week.
The process is as follows:
9.45 am departure from the Pure Nature Familodge
Arrive in the township and meet with Fundiswa.
Then you walk to one of the many churches.
The worship service is quite different from the worship service as we know it ...
But the absolute hammer are the beautiful voices. I keep getting goosebumps here!
After the service we go to a local pub (if it's not too loud),
Then buy a few sweets for the kids in a shop (you are welcome to bring pens, toys, painting materials, etc.).
Then you walk back to Fundiswa's house
The overview of the activities at a glance: As a PDF file for download
and as an interactive map on Google
You are very fond of taking photos of people.
The children and the adults are really keen on it!
And you can have a lot of fun together!
We charge for this great experience, lunch, drinks and the tour
R 850.00 (approx. € 50) per person, from 4 people R 650.00 (approx. € 38.00) per person.
Extra costs such as donations for the church or the dance group are not included
The availability must be clarified beforehand!
After a walk in the township, we stop at Fundiswa.
There is a snack at the reception. You and your friends prepare a delicious,
typical south african dish too.
Non-alcoholic drinks (included in the price) are offered.
Fundiswa tells about the townships and their problems.
She likes to show us her house and is very, very happy to answer any questions!