Trees for Our Future
Arbor Week 2017
Correctional Services before you can visit the fort.
If you are looking for a more interactive way to learn about the history and culture of East London, then pencil a visit to Khaya La Bantu cultural village into your itinerary. Located on a working cattle ranch about 30 km outside the city centre, Khaya La Bantu offers a fascinating insight into the way of life of the local Xhosa people.
Once in the village, guests are treated to a lively performance of song and dance by the Xhosa residents. One of the traditionally dressed residents will then guide you through the main attractions of the village, including the kraal where major meetings are conducted, ritual huts, the traditional healer, and the communal kitchen. Guests are then treated to a traditional lunch of pot-baked breads, meat stews, and local vegetables accompanied by some more traditional dancing. Visitors can browse the craft centre, and stay at the small guest lodge if they wish to overnight.
One last stop on your unconventional tour of East London has to include a visit to one of the beautiful game reserves in the area. If a traditional open safari drive is too tame for you, rent a quad bike at Areena Riverside Resort, and tear through the wilderness on your very own safari adventure. For more information, visit www.areenaresort.com.
Traditional sight-seeing can be overrated and underwhelming. It is often better to take the more unconventional route and absorb all of what East London has to offer in a way that fills your soul with excitement and wonder.
For more information on the city, visit www.eastlondon.org.za.