Golden Gate to host African spirituality weekend

Cape Town - SANParks says that while it is most renowned for the protection of the biodiversity of flora and fauna in its 22 parks, a key part of SA's heritage is made up of African spiritual, historical and cultural aspects.  

SANParks says several of the parks under its management have significant spiritual, cultural and historical status, with several boasting archaeological and heritage sites.

Ahead of Heritage month in September, SANParks is set to roll out a series of cultural and spiritual experiences that it says will allow visitors to make the most of the richness and diversity of these sites. 

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The inaugural of these planned experiences is the ‘Weekend of African Spirituality’ to be hosted at Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

A celebration of South Africa’s living heritage and indigenous knowledge systems; the event which is a partnership between SANParks, WILD and the Sesiyakhula Njalo organisation involves an exploration of ancient African traditions and spiritual beliefs. 

Participants will under the guidance of traditional healers, experience spiritual invocation, divination, visits to sacred caves, traditional drumming as well as interpretive medicinal plant trail walks. This weekend of cultural immersion promises to be an authentic once-in-a-lifetime experience that will broaden perspectives and create a deeper appreciation of and respect for African spirituality. 

What you need to know about the Weekend of African Spirituality:

When: 16 to 18 September 2016, annual SA National Parks week

Where: The Basotho Cultural Village at Golden Gate

Contact:  For more information email Ruth Thabane, Manager Reservations, SANParks at ruth.thabane@sanparks.org and to make a booking contact Theo Mogoboya from Sesiyakhula Njalo at 082 576 6483 or email: sesiyakhulanjalo@gmail.com

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