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Cultural Township Tour

Meeting point is at the Ocean Blue Adventures office situated in the Milkwood Centre, Hopwood street, 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Experience an African way of life by exploring the everyday life of a real African; with a guided tour you are able to explore interesting facts about the Xhosa history and Tribal culture. Meet the local children at the crèche and be entertained by their beautiful voices in song, See where the locals buy their everyday essentials.

Our Township tours offer close and personal interaction with the local community. Ocean Blue Adventures is investing in environmentally correct measures, such as the Program of Community Vegetable Gardens. This project, with relatively small contribution of resources, can benefit and reach a great number of people living in Qolweni with only 20% of this community working.

  • Guests meet at the Ocean Blue Shop, where they meet with their guide and depart for the memory bridge (Bridge over the national road leading into Qolweni). *Guests are required to use their personal vehicles and once they have met at the Ocean Blue shop, they are required to pick up the guide and return the guide after the cultural tour.
  • On crossing over the bridge we take a walk to the Siyakula Pre School where teachers welcome guests to the children.
  • Guests participate in a full tour of the school and end with the children in choir.
  • They will be taken to the spaza shop and shabeen before meeting the locals at their homes.
  • Afterwhich, guests will end the tour at the siyakhula nursery school before departing back to the Bridge.

How does the community benefit:

The funds raised through the township tours and a percentage of Ocean Blue Adventures' turnover gets utilized to pay Teachers Salaries and towards the maintenance of the Qolweni crèche. This gives all children the opportunity for the education they deserve. This allows their parents to seek employment knowing their children are well looked after and fed. The trust also creates jobs by employing teachers for the crèche. Currently the crèche has a principal and 7 teachers looking after 240 children. Ocean Blue is now in the process of building another classroom to accommodate more children, bringing our number of classrooms to 5.

Ocean Blue understands that Community Development and Upliftment is a very important aspect of implementing our ideals. That being, Realistic and Marine Mammal conservation. Therefore we chose to work together with the most disadvantaged sector of our community through the formation of the Qolweni community Development Trust


Itinerary

*Meeting point is at the Ocean Blue Adventures office situated in the Milkwood Centre, Hopwood street, 15 minutes prior to the departure time. * Guests meet at the Ocean Blue Shop, where they meet their guide (Guests are required to use their personal vehicles) and depart for the memory bridge (Bridge over the national road leading into Qolweni). * On crossing over the bridge we take a walk to the Siyakula Pre-school where the teachers welcome guests to the children. * Guests participate in a full tour of the school and end with the children in choir. *They will be taken to the spaza shop and shabeen before meeting the locals at their homes. * Afterwhich, guests will end the tour at the siyakhula nursery school before departing back to the Bridge.



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Inclusions

Qualified Guides.

Exclusions

Shopping at Shabeen and Spaza on own account.

Clients need own transport to and from township


Bring

  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Wear

Comfortable shoes


Fitness

No Wheelchairs (Due to gravel roads).

Skills

N/A


Departure point

Shop1 Milkwood Centre Hopwood Street Central Beach Plettenberg Bay

Return point

Shop1 Milkwood Centre Hopwood Street Central Beach Plettenberg Bay


Conditions

RESERVATIONS Full payment is required upon making an online reservation and prior to receiving confirmation; this does not apply to 30 day account holders whereby an agreement has been contracted.

If payment and proof thereof is not received, the reservation will be cancelled.

All requests for amendments to a reservation are required in writing by fax or electronic mail at least 7 days prior to the first activity date. Amendments may be approved subject to availability in the sole discretion of Ocean Blue Adventures Management.

INDEMNITY All passengers are required to sign an indemnity form for all transfers and activities they are participating in prior to departure of the activity. In case guest refuse to sign the indemnity form the guest will not be able to partake in the activity and will not receive any refund. The indemnity form must sign by a Parent/Legal guardian for children under 18 years. Any unaccompanied child under 18 requires the indemnity to be signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to the activity.

CHILDREN Children are classified as a passenger therefore children over 12 will be charged the full adult rate. Children 4 years and older will be charged full rate.

Township tours On a Township Tour – Ocean Blue will not take any responsibility for guests who enter Qolweni UN accompanied by a registered Ocean blue Guide. If on a bus tour and they decide not to participate in the tour they are asked to remain seated in the bus, if the guest want to get out and take photos we will not be held responsible for theft, damage to themselves or property.

GENERAL Management reserves the right to amend/cancel/add terms & conditions without notice. All terms & conditions are subject to South African Law & Jurisdiction

Cancellation policy

CANCELLATIONS A 100% cancellation fee will apply in the event of a no show by guest on the activity date. In the event of an amendment not received 7 days prior to activity booked the guest will still be responsible for the full cost for the total number of passengers originally confirmed.

Management reserves the right to cancel any activity due to unforeseen circumstances including but not limited to, lack passengers, or weather conditions. In case of a weather cancellation, weather conditions are judged exclusively by Ocean Blue Adventures Management, guests must report for the service/activity unless notified by Ocean Blue Adventures Management. In the event of a cancellation by Ocean Blue Adventures Management, a full refund will be given on the amount paid less 2.5% bank charges (or refunded to booking agent)


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