Hidden treasures of Mzansi

More than 20 City Slickers from around the country visited Goshen Village to experience local landscapes, including this cliff called Iliwa lika Mqede, by locals.
More than 20 City Slickers from around the country visited Goshen Village to experience local landscapes, including this cliff called Iliwa lika Mqede, by locals.

Iskeem Semicimbi, a photographic collective, recently visited the Eastern Cape village of Goshen to take part in the launch of Makwande Republic.

Makwande Republic is an experience-based residence where City dwellers visit the village, which is located 60km from Queenstown.

Founder Ukhona Mlandu describes it thus: “a gateway from City life.

“It is a space where one can take a break, explore a different environment ... Not much goes into planning, rather, the activities are organic, depending on what the group of people feel like doing,” she said.

The scenic village and its surrounds has a contested history as it only received its name after the end of the Frontier Wars of the late 1800s.

Nestled in the Mathole Mountains, the area has evidence of Khoisan artworks, whose rock art is still evident in the caves and cliffs. PICTURES: Bulumko Gana, Manez Sobethwa and Luvuyo Wogqoyi..

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