Reiger Park Community Experience
A stone throw from the Johannesburg international airport, this tour is ideal for those just arriving in South Africa. Uniquely designed around the theme of the ‘first nation’ we introduce you to the ancient culture of the KhoiSan.
Reiger Park a place filled with “movers and “shakers” – a coloured (mix culture) community notorious for their blended values, principles, creativity, beliefs and heritage. A place bursting with boisterous and colorful festivals and community gatherings and a hype of activity around every corner. A place where its citizens are proud of their “civic stories” of strength and weakness and shares in the “Big Dream” for a better future for all.
A true reflection of a diverse society. Reiger Park is vibrant; we are fortunate to have local partners who are a true testament that all it takes is time patience and the occasional pap & chuck (local cuisine). This community tour is a first of its kind in the area and our site guides are enthusiastic and eager to showcase some of the cultural treasures that are hidden in the community.
It is common knowledge in South Africa that the Khoisan have intangible knowledge and insights into the environment that they inhabit. Their skills but to list a few include the ability to extract nutrients from seemingly inconspicuous plants and survive in generally arid or inhospitable environments.
Many have comprehensive knowledge about the medicinal values of plants, and they use natural items to cure hundreds of ailments without modern medicine. On the hunting side, they had an incredible ability to tune into their surroundings; to track animals across the land and take down wild game with a small poison-tipped arrow.
Unfortunately we are not on the wide open savannahs of Africa were we can re-enact this one of kind skills. However we have developed some new pretty nifty new-age experiences that prepare you for your trip in South Africa. We share with you some trade secrets and show you some neat DIY tricks for your bushveld experience.