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TThe Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre is situated in tiny Eastern Cape in the village of Qunu where Nelson Mandela grew up. Built on the ruins of Madiba’s primary school, the centre consists of community halls, craft manufacturing buildings, an administration centre, dining hall, a museum, resource centre, restaurant and sports halls.
GGuided tours of the area are conducted from the Youth and Heritage Centre and includes stops such as the local graveyard where Madiba’s three children and parents are buried, both his current and original homes, the local church, and various places important to his childhood.
Nelson Mandela Youth & Heritage Centre
MMostly the centre serves as a conference and venue for the surrounding community. Although other companies are able to hire out the facilities, preference is always given to local events no matter how big they are.
The Afrikaans culture is as rich and diverse as the South African landscape.
Experience music, dance and food from across the country, as well as Tsonga crafts and Zulu beer-brewing; and don’t forget the magical clicking language of the San people.
Explore galleries and museums, and then relax at one of the restaurants and pubs set in the wide, tree-lined streets before setting off to enjoy one of the many plays on offer at the world-renowned National Arts Festival.
From soft red tea leaves and fermented milk to home-made beers and pub-favoured shooters, these are some of South Africa’s finest drinks.
The first shebeens in South Africa were local bars and taverns where mostly working-class urban males could unwind, socialise, and escape the oppression of life during the Apartheid era.
Walking in the footsteps of a great man - a remarkable museum dedicated to Madiba
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