Meet the Makers Tour: Rates, Dates & What’s Included

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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 a guesthouse in Louis Trichardt 
  • 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 administered by the Rebergens. 

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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WHERE YOU’LL STAY
Establishments are chosen for their charm, welcome and tranquillity.
In Johannesburg, you’ll stay at Abbey Guest House, a peaceful oasis in the leafy green suburb of Craighall Park, that offers homely warmth, unobtrusive hospitality and stylish comfort, for five-nights.
In the Cradle of Humankind & World Heritage Site, at the Cradle Boutique Hotel set in a private nature reserve. Each timber and thatch ‘hip-eco’ en suite room has a private deck with a 180° view of the rolling Magaliesberg hills and game-filled valley below, for two nights 
In the Limpopo, at Mogalakwena River Lodge and Artist’s Retreat, with river-facing viewing decks that entice. There are spacious rooms in both locations, plus a variety of activities to visit: the Research Centre, the Craft Art Village, and Mapungubwe World Heritage Site nearby, for two nights.
In the foothills of the Soutpansberg mountains, and equidistant between Elim and Thohoyandou, you’ll be welcomed at a luxury guest house  for two nights.
At H12Leshiba, on a private game reserve that lies in a hidden valley on top of the Soutpansberg mountains, and offers unrivalled scenery, unspoilt nature and a variety of wildlife encounters.
In this mountain retreat, the thatch en suite rondavels are set within a Venda village that was restored/created by renowned locals artists, and are a tribute to Venda art with all its myths, magic, and legends, for your last two nights in this malaria-free Eden. 

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.
Award-winner Blessing Ngobeni who won the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award in 2020.
Visionary curator Same Mdluli of the seminal Standard Bank African Art Collection.
Leading luminaries, like Kim Sacks, and high-end galleries like Everard Read, Circa, Goodman, Stevenson, SMAC, Blank, MOMO and Melrose.     
Respected artists like Thomas Kubayi, Avhashoni Mainganye, Ndabuko Ntuli and Abe Mathabe, woodcarvers such as Johannes & Collen Maswanganyi and Lucky Makamu, and others.   
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.

ABOUT US
You’ll be accompanied by Cape Insights’ owner Marion Ellis and Janneke & Gert Rebergen, social development entrepreneurs operating on a fair trade basis, and Holland-based.
We tread lightly wherever we go – see our Responsible Travel commitment.

HOW WE DO THINGS
We exclude international flights which gives you the freedom to choose your route/flying class and to opt for any add-on trips. We include virtually everything else. And we watch out for you.