Ottours 'Spirit of Life' - Accredited Tour Guide

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Location

  • 63 High Street, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • Longitude: 26.52719
  • Latitude: -33.309347
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Tours Offered

  • Tours
  • Independent Shuttles
  • Shuttle Companies
  • Sightseeing

Languages

  • English
  • Xhosa

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)

Business Hours

  • Dependent on tours booked.

Rates

  • Dependent on tours booked.

Rates Disclaimer

  • Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.

About Ottours 'Spirit of Life' - Accredited Tour Guide

Learn about:

EKUHLALENI / SOCIAL HISTORY

Hear unwritten stories about Xhosa people and their style of living; Visit the second oldest township in the country; Learn about the Fifth Frontier war at Egazini (Place of Bloodshed); Stand where the Xhosa legend Makana stood during the battle - open your ears and listen as the ghosts whistle to you in their Ghost town. Come and hear more stories ...

NCUBEKO / OUR CULTURE
Witness Xhosa oral tradition from generations to generations through meeting the real people of the area. Meet a Sangoma who will welcome you and share her religion to you and reveal your past and future.  See a traditional hut and a kraal where ancestors are worshipped.

ESGODINI / SHEBEENS
Our Xhosa lifestyle of sharing, greeting and laughing with friends - experience our language to talk with you in "tsotsi taal" a mix of different languages of South Africa. In the township meet people with Ubuntu humanity, have fun and learn to dance,  have a braai (barbeque) at a local shebeen or tavern.

IMBALI / OUR HISTORY
Our Settlers' history will astonish you - visit the Grahamstown Foundation and 1820 Settlers' Monument which resembles the type of ship that the British travelled in to our shores; see our well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings, our Cathedral and our well known Observatory Museum.

If you book a package tour, you can also book accommodation in a unique township lifestyle Bed and Breakfast.

Area Features

  • Tour Assistance
  • Transfers (others)
  • Transfers (airport)

Map and Directions to Ottours 'Spirit of Life' - Accredited Tour Guide

GPS : 33° 18' 33.92" S / 26° 31' 37.66" E

From Port Elizabeth

  • From the N2 take the "Beaufort Street" exit into Grahamstown (just past the 1820 Settlers turn off)
  • At the first traffic light turn left into Somerset Street
  • After 400m turn right into High Street
  • At the Cathedral turn left and then immediately right
  • The Makana Tourism Office is on your left, next to the Standard Bank.

From East London

  • From the N2 take the "Business Centre" exit into Grahamstown
  • Follow George Street past the Shoprite shopping centre and turn left into Beaufort Street
  • After 300m turn right into Bathurst Street
  • After 400m turn left into High Street
  • The Makana Tourism Office is on your left, next to the Standard Bank.

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