Celebrate Tourism Month and win

2015-09-24 06:00
This photo of the Seal Point Lighthouse was taken by Kouga Express reader, André Koekemoer.                               
Photo:andré koekemoer

This photo of the Seal Point Lighthouse was taken by Kouga Express reader, André Koekemoer. Photo:andré koekemoer

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WITH Tourism and Heritage Month both being celebrated in September, it is only fitting to honour one of South Africa’s legendary women, Sarah Bartmann.

And what better way than to host this year’s heritage festival at the newly constructed R152 million Sarah Bartmann Centre of Remembrance in Hankey on September 24.

The Centre is built at at Vergaderingskops in Hankey where Bartmann’s grave is. Bartmann’s remains were interred in Hankey after they were returned from the Musee de la Homme in France.

The 4804.5m² heritage site will include the declared gravesite, a museum, archives, story-telling pits, a healing pond, the Great Place of Celebration, a symbolic and working garden, a reception building, retail spaces, workshops, a restaurant, a multipurpose hall, auditorium, classrooms, accommodation, parking, a road underpass and walkways.

The museum will consist of two sections, the KhoiSan museum, and the Sarah Bartmann museum - linking it to the development of the national Khoisan Heritage Route. Visitors will follow a route depicting a narrative about KhoiSan history in order to contextualise Sarah Bartmann’s life. A large genocide wall that confronts the visitor will become the gateway to the museum. This wall will contain dates and descriptions of all Khoi and San genocides in Southern Africa and will deliberately be portrayed in oversized text to emphasize these atrocities.


To stand a chance to win an unforgettable breakaway, take a photo of any historical site in the Kouga region and send it to kougaexp@media24.com before noon on September 30. The photo must be accompanied by a short description of the specific site, the date the photo was taken and contact details of the sender. All photos received, will be uploaded onto our Facebook Page - Kouga Express Newspaper.

Take your photo at any of the following Kouga Heritage sites, and stand a chance to win a breakaway valued at R4 000.

. Sarah Bartmann’s grave in Hankey

. Phillips Tunnel in Hankey

. Watermill in Humansdorp

. Humansdorp Museum

. Entrance pillars at Humansdorp Hospital

. Seal Point Lighthouse in Cape St Francis

. Oyster Bay fishtraps

. Gamtoos River narrow bridge

. Any of the Shell Middens

The winner will walk away with two nights’ accommodation for two at the Angler andamp; Antelope Guesthouse in one of their self-catering units. The prize includes breakfast and a guided wild fly fishing in the Karoo experience with lunch and refreshments included. The prize is valid for six months

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