Cape Town Travel
South Africa's most famous statesman, Nelson Mandela, is from the Transkei region of the Eastern Cape. It is a Xhosa, a single tribe in a country with 11 official languages. This reveals a rich and complex racial, cultural and linguistic makeup. There have been constant struggles for land, power and resources. With a past so often characterized by division, conflict and ethnic strife, modern post-apartheid South Africa has come together as a single nation under the name of the 'Rainbow Nation', with one goal common aim for unity and diversity, which is remarkable.
The wonders of South Africa
Art and crafts
Classic pearls, wire art objects, wood carvings, handmade art and jewelry, diamond or gold jewelry, South Africa is renowned for its fabulous jewelry. You will have the opportunity to see talented and creative artisans and artists to purchase a prestigious piece of jewelry or a souvenir. You will also discover the vuvuzela which is a plastic horn, which produces a loud noise. It has become the symbol of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and a must-have accessory for tourists and football fans around the world. When it comes to music, Kwaito, Marabi and Bubblegum are just a few of the characteristic musical genres of South Africa, rich in melody and rhythm. There are also many gospel groups.
South African textiles
Sheshwe is an ethnic printed cotton fabric introduced to South Africa by German settlers in the 19th century. Over time, the Xhosa women, who loved indigo-dyed fabrics, replaced their animal skin clothing with shweshwe. This fabric has become a highly sought-after fashion item and has been seen on catwalks around the world. In addition, South Africa produces around 54% of the total world production of mohair. Xhosa women produce high quality rugs, rugs, sweaters (sweaters) and scarves. The Mohair Center and Mohair Processing Plant in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape Province. You can take a walk there.
Its exotic leather
Ostrich leather is in great demand and is considered to be one of the finest, softest, and most durable of all exotic leathers. Oudtshoorn, in the Western Cape Province, is home to the largest population of ostriches in the world. you will be able to discover the working ostrich farms, ride an ostrich and buy painted or unpainted ostrich eggs. These are magnificent species that you can see in a green and paradisiacal landscape.
The famous Rooibos tea
Rooibos is a plant that grows exclusively on the slopes of the Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape Province and is not found anywhere else in the world. It is naturally caffeine free and is one of South Africa's best exports. It has become famous for its medicinal and antioxidant properties. So do not deprive yourself of it during your stay.