MEET THE MAKERS

SEPTEMBER  2020
For more on this art tour in South Africa
that showcases creativity & cultures

WHERE YOU’LL GO

On this art & craft tour you'll get a taste of two contrasting landscapes within South Africa:  
The Urban the buzzing, big-city culture of Johannesburg & Pretoria
The Rural landmark locations and personalities around the Limpopo province

You'll also go on two very different types of safari ... 
'Fossil safari' in The Cradle of Humankind & World Heritage Site 
And a ‘Creative safari’ at Leshiba that combines up-close wildlife encounters with Venda art 
 

MEET A REVERED GUARDIAN OF CULTURAL LIFE  
Spend the day with Thomas Kubayi in his rustic studio-gallery in Tshivhuyuni village near Elim in the Limpopo province, for an introduction to South Africa's rich diversity and enticing blend of cultures, heritage, and history.
Thomas is an internationally-recognised master woodcarver, accomplished musician, and instrument-maker.
He’ll share what inspires his resourceful work, religious iconography and Venda mythology that feature so prominently in his sculpture. 

You'll also meet a number of protégés from his art initiative where as a respected community leader, he shapes many emerging young artists and musicians.
 

A 'FOSSIL SAFARI' IN THE CRADLE of MANKIND

Enjoy a 'fossil safari’ on an open vehicle game drive led by a specialist-guide in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind and World Heritage Site.  
Explore this ancient landscape that is revealing the origins of the human race, where around 40% of the world's known hominid fossils have been unearthed.
Experience firsthand, two active fossil digs — Gladysvale and Malapa, where a previously unknown species of pre-human was discovered by world-renowned paleo-anthropologist, Prof Lee Berger. The Malapa fossil site shelter dubbed 'The Beetle' 
  • DATES: 31 AUGUST - 13 SEPTEMBER 2020 
  • DURATION: 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS
  • LOCATION: JOHANNESBURG, and
    THE LIMPOPO PROVINCE
  • PRICE: ZAR 99,900 PER PERSON SHARING, ALL INCLUSIVE 
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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS 14-DAY, FULLY GUIDED TOUR
VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING ... 

  • Meet and greet airport collection & hotel transfer
  • All entry fees, tips and drivers' gratuities 
  • Stylish, en suite accommodation with breakfasts
  • The services of all guests & tour leaders
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles 
  • Meals with wine/soft drinks: 13 lunches / 13 dinners
FOR A FULL ITINERARY OF THIS TRIP CLICK HERE 

FLY ENCUMBRANCE-FREE

During your travels don’t give a second thought to whatever purchases that may catch your eye, but then won't fit into your suitcase.
A freight service will be on hand throughout the trip, to manage your purchases, wrap them securely, and get them delivered safely to your front door. 
 
GIVING BACK  AN ARTISTS' FUND
A percentage from this tour's proceeds will go to upliftment projects within the Limpopo region via a fund administered by social development entrepreneurs  Janneke & Gert Rebergen.  

WHY TRAVEL WITH US  OUR CREATIVE COLLABORATION 

  • Cape Insights is a Cape Town-based travel operator offering curated tours around Southern Africa that cover the cultural landscape in these fields: history; architecture; gardens; archaeology & rock art; 
    food & wine; art-craft & design.

    We specialise in small group tours; tailor-make custom trips; and arrange learning journeys for private groups.

    Designed to deepen your understanding of culture and context, our tours aim to enlighten & enrich.

     
  • We take you where you couldn’t get to by yourself, and show you unexpected gems in handpicked places.
    We offer you peace of mind by watching out for you, not
    micro-managing you. 
    We also offer you value for money because nearly everything is included.
     
    Janneke & Gert Rebergen are social development entrepreneurs who have been in close contact with South African artists for over 20 years, 
    instigated by their gallery iZArte in Zutphen, Holland.
     
  • Operating on a fair trade basis, they purchased South African art, organised lectures, workshops and cultural exchanges before closing their gallery doors in 2013.
    Because of their passion for South African art and design (to say nothing of love of travel), they are now sharing their creative contacts, in order to offer deeply personalised and stimulating encounters with artists. 
    They will be accompanying you on this trip together with Marion Ellis, owner of Cape Insights, and will be opening doors - literally & figuratively.

 For authentic African creativty, join like-minded travellers and link up with Lucky Makamu ... among others  

Get a taste of contrasting landscapes within South Africa:  
 The Urban  and The Rura 
Creative intersections at the cutting edge