Aweh-Deep Roots Tour

Your Adventure Begins Here.

Get up close and personal with the
township world.

Cost: Number dependent


Duration: 3 Hrs

Minimum Pax: min 2 – 25 max

Mobility: not wheelchair accessible

Inclusions: Walmer cultural tour & Lunch
Operates: Monday-Friday (weekends and public holidays with prior arrangement)

Start Time: 10:30

Gqeberha (aka Port Elizabeth) – the city of convergence and contrasts, deep roots,
and creative grit. We offer the experience of getting up close and personal with the
township world through immersive interactions with local students and artists that will
open up a window into how ordinary South Africans live in tough places and still find
meaning through their expressive works.
Interested in this tour?

The tour begins with an overview of Walmer township, one of South Africa’s oldest settlements, its development, and how a story of hope was born in the heart of GQ.

Walmer township, also known locally as Gqebera (GQ with an “r”), is steeped in black culture and history. The tour is centred around the Masifunde hub, set in the heart of this vibrant community. Modelled on amplifying the collaborative efforts and learnings happening at the centre, the hub focuses on sustainability. And is set up as a vocational centre that trains jewellery crafters, artists, baristas and chefs. Additionally, they offer computer classes and facilitate a Montessori kindergarten amongst many other endeavours. You will see the crafters at work and engage with them directly. The tour ends with a traditional African lunch at the hub’s inner food sanctuary served by their outstanding culinary crew.

This is a tour with a difference. You will meet real artists and artisans at work in a typical South African urban setting. You will be introduced to a place of hope, wherea better future is being forged from the ground up through the collaborative efforts of South Africa’s emerging creatives. There isn’t a better way to experience first-hand the energy and resilience of what makes South Africa a special place.

This tour can be made into a full day tour by adding a craft experience at an additional cost. Work with a local artist and create a take-home piece.