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Experience hosted by Ashley And Sifiso

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We will meet for coffee and vetkoek where Sifiso will give a short background talk.

The walk continues through Brixton, an innercity neighbourhood which was once known as "Kaffir Kasie" Then on to the Jan Hofmeyer Settlement, once designated for “Poor Whites” It is one of the most racially integrated communities in the New Country, and yet stuck in Apartheid Time & Poverty, the Forgotten People of our land, right next to the Boer Heroes' Monument.
From there we proceed to “Fietas” where we witness the “Scars Of Apartheid” – the derelict properties that were once people’s proud homes. The homes of the 67 Indian Families who resisted Apartheid’s “Group Areas Act” and were forced to move, many to Lenasia

The final stop is the Braamfontein Cemetery here amongst many, lies
Enoch Mankayi Sontonga. The composer of Nkosi i'Sikele hymn and our national anthem. His grave stands out as a Monument to Black Pain over African graves that were flattened in order to create a park for Whites.

We will get transport back to Brixton for an afro soul food lunch and a debrief of the walk. Lunch can either be consumed on site or packaged to take home. A menu will be given to each Trekker prior to the day to make pre orders
Should you wish to not have a meal please specify
This tour provides a great way to meet fellow travellers but also locals.
Other things to note
Cameras are welcome but please aware of being too flashy with valuables.
We will meet for coffee and vetkoek where Sifiso will give a short background talk.

The walk continues through Brixton, an innercity neighbourhood which was once known as "Kaffir Kasie" Then on to the Jan Hofmeyer Settlement, once designated for “Poor Whites” It is one of the most racially integrated communities in the New Country, and yet stuck in Apartheid Time & Poverty, the Forgotten People of our land, right next to the Boer Hero…

What's included

  • Food
    We will offer tea, coffee and vetkoek to start.
    If you wish to have lu...
  • Drinks
    a soft drink: homemade ginger beer is a treat but we can also provide spark...

Meet your host, Ashley And Sifiso

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • Identity verified
I am a social entrepeneur , a maverick thinker and a cultural & political
activist.
I grew up in Sabie, Johannesburg & Swaziland and a political exile in Tanzania & North America, I returned to South Africa in 1996.
I live with my family in Brixton where we have lived for the past 21 years.
The Roving Bantu Kitchen is an afro soul food eatery and cultural centre where we have set out to make a difference on a small grubby corner in Brixton.
The walking tour provides an important platform to discuss, to debate & to share our experiences
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From $30
/ person
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Where you'll be

Each location is chosen because it best illustrates who we are as South Africans, how far we have come and where we are going.
This tour provides a valuable insight into the history of this country and what it means today to be South African. The microcosm of this neighbourhood illustrates the bigger picture of the state of the nation

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

water

sun hat