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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS 14-DAY TOUR
Virtually everything, except international flights

  • Five nights in Johannesburg 
  • Two nights in the Cradle of Humankind 
  • Two nights at Mogalakwena in the Limpopo
  • Two nights at Plaas in the Soutpansberg 
  • Two nights at Leshiba Mountain Retreat
  • Meet & greet airport collection & transfer
  • All entry fees, tips & drivers’ gratuities
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of guests & tour leaders
  • Meals with soft drinks & wine: 13 lunches, 13 dinners & all breakfasts

GIVING BACK – AN ARTISTS’ FUND
A percentage from this tour’s proceeds goes towards upliftment projects within artistic communities in the Limpopo region via a fund that will be administered by the Rebergens. 

FLY ENCUMBRANCE-FREE
During your travels, don’t give a second thought to whatever purchases may catch your eye, tempt your heart, but won’t fit into your suitcase.
A freight service will be on hand throughout the trip, to manage your purchases, wrap them securely, and get them delivered safely to your front door.

DATES 30 AUG – 12 SEP 2021
DURATION 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS
RATES ZAR 99,900 p/p sharing 
SINGLE  ZAR 14,800 s/supplement
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Meet the Makers Tour: Specialists 

WHO YOU’LL MEET

Iconic Noria Mabasa, known as the only Venda woman to work in wood. She’s a living treasure who has carved her name in history – and was awarded the Order of the Baobab by the presidency in recognition of distinguished service.
Award-winner Blessing Ngobeni who won the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award in 2020. His studio at Victoria Yards is part of Joburg’s exciting, inner-city regeneration projects, creating an urban village-environment. 
Visionary curator Same Mdluli of the seminal Standard Bank African Art Collection, along with other curators and gallerists.
Leading luminaries, like maven Kim Sacks and high-end galleries like Everard Read, Circa, Goodman, Stevenson, SMAC, Blank, MOMO and Melrose.     
Respected artists like Ndabuko Ntuli and Abe Mathabe, wood carvers such as Johannes & Collen Maswanganyi and Lucky Makamu.   
Pioneering practitioners Elbé Coetsee at Mogalakwena, and the founders of Madi a Thava Marcelle Bosch & Aart van Soest who develop socially relevant projects. 
Dynamic trendsetters like the creative forces behind The LATITUDES Art Fair, Makgetsi Mobelatsi, Lucy MacGarry, Roberta Coci, Nokwazi Zimu, who are making African art more accessible. 

SOME REVERED GUARDIANS OF CULTURAL LIFE 

Spend a day with Thomas Kubayi in his rustic gallery in Tshivhuyuni village near Elim in the Limpopo province for an introduction to South Africa’s rich diversity and enticing blend of cultures, heritage, and history.
Thomas is an internationally-recognised master woodcarver, accomplished musician, drum builder and crafter of instruments.
He’ll share what inspires his resourceful work, religious iconography and Venda mythology that feature so prominently in his sculpture.
You’ll also meet a number of protégés from his art initiative where, as a respected community leader, he shapes many emerging young artists and musicians, such as Pilato Bulala a ”scrapture” pioneer.

Enjoy another day in the company of Avhashoni Mainganye whose friends calls him Shoni for short.
He’s a prolific and versatile artist who sees potential for expression in many forms and mediums – and in people.
Shoni is organising an exhibition at the Thohoyandou Art and Craft Centre to showcase the skills of a number of local artists, such as master carvers Mishack Raphalalani, Azwimphelelo Magoro and Hendrik Nekhofe, amongst others.

WHO ELSE YOU’LL INTERACT WITH 

Janneke & Gert Rebergen are social development entrepreneurs who have been in close contact with South African artists for over 20 years, instigated by their gallery iZArte in Zutphen, The Netherlands. 
Operating on a fair trade basis, they purchased SA art, organised lectures, workshops and cultural exchanges before closing their gallery doors in 2013.
Because of their passion for South African art and design (to say nothing of love of travel), they are now sharing their enduring creative contacts, in order to offer deeply personalised and stimulating encounters with Limpopo artists. And they will be administering an Artists’ Fund – See GIVING BACK
Janneke & Gert will be opening doors throughout your trip, literally and figuratively.
And the tour will be led by Cape Insights’ owner Marion Ellis, who is equally inspired by South African art and design.