Enjoy an enriching weekend in Golden Gate Highlands National Park exploring African traditions rooted in nature. Gather around the campfire as master storytellers weave their tales, learn about medicinal plants on a guided trail and hear the drums resound in Cathedral Cave. 

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Programme

Friday 16 September 2016

14:00-15:00: Arrival of guests and check in
15:00-15:45: Welcome and registration (Golden Gate Hotel’s conference room)
16:00-18:00: Umphahlo  (spiritual convocation); Introduction programme; Talk: African spirituality and culture – Role of traditional healing in communities
19:30: Storytelling (African mythology) around the fire, along with a traditional Basotho meal (Basotho Cultural Village)

Saturday 17 September 2016

09:00-11:00: Herbal trail and identification of medicinal plants (Basotho Cultural Village)
11:30-12:30: One-on-one consultation time
14:00-17:30: Full moon ceremony – Umphahlo and drumming (Cathedral Cave)
19:30: One-on-one consultation time (Golden Gate Hotel)

Sunday 18 September 2016

09:00-13:00: Visit – Motouleng Heritage Site
14:00: Depart from Motouleng

Weekend packages

Self-catering

Includes accommodation, workshop, campfire storytelling with wonderful traditional Basotho meal, interpretative herbal trail, full moon drumming experience at Cathedral Cave, and a day visit to the sacred Motouleng Caves.

Package 1: Basotho Cultural Village rondawels R4,400 for 2 people for 2 nights (R2,200 per person sharing) or R2,700 single supplement

Package 2: Golden Gate Chalets R5,300 for 2 people for 2 nights (R2,650 per person sharing) or R3,000 single supplement

Bed & breakfast

Includes accommodation and breakfast, workshop, campfire storytelling with wonderful traditional Basotho meal, interpretative herbal trail, full moon drumming experience at Cathedral Cave, and a day visit to the sacred Motouleng Caves.

Package 3: Golden Gate Hotel (room with a view) R5,400 for 2 people for 2 nights (R2,700 per person sharing) or R3,900 single supplement

Package 4: Golden Gate Hotel R5,100 for 2 people for 2 nights (R2,550 per person sharing) or R3,500 single supplement

Contact Theo Mogoboya on 082 576 6483 for more information or to make a booking. Alternatively, send him an email.

For more information send an email to Ruth Thabane.

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