Graaff-Reinet Local Customs

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    Township Tours - Make use of a local Guide

    by Camdeboo Written Jul 5, 2011

    Visitors can experience a taste of life in a local township by joining the two-hour long tour through Graaff-Reinet's township, Umasizakhe. Walk around with your local guide - Isaac and visit his family where you can enjoy a refreshing cup of tea and snack on some freshly made roosterbrood - a small bread baked on an open fire. Pass the house where Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, the founder of the Pan African Congress, grew up. The tour ends off with a chance to view some local exhibits demonstrating parts of the Xhosa culture and the opportunity to purchase some local handmade crafts and goods.

    Contact Isaac directly to book your trip - 083 559 1207

    Isaac writes:

    Come and experience life in Graaff-Reinet's Xhosa Township.
    Places we visit include the kindergarden, clinic, library & church (Sundays only)

    Visit our home & taste Ouma's (grandmother's) tasty roosterbrood (local cuisine)
    We will introduce you to our Xhosa culture - initiation, traditional Xhosa feasts & herbal medicines.

    Furthermore we discuss wedding ceremonies, burials & traditional clothing of the Xhosa culture.
    It is a must see whilst in Graaff-Reinet & you'll have the opportunity to interact with local children.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Begging Children

    by nora_south_africa Written Jul 13, 2008

    You find many children begging in Graaff Reinet, so maybe its a good thing to buy a bag of oranges to hand out to them or some other fruit, its better not to give money as they use it for beer and drugs, so rather buy them food or fruit.

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