!Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre

!Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre

!Khwa ttu is a San culture and education site based on an 850 hectare nature reserve 70 kilometres north of Cape Town. It opened to the public in 2006 with the help of Swiss anthropologist Irene Staehelin. San origin stories and art are presented alongside the latest archaeological and genetic findings about human origins, and exhibitions relay the story of colonisation and provide updates on San history using contemporary community displays.

The !Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre is more than a collection of artefacts and historical photos. It's a pioneering initiative that embraces the principle of community curation. Exhibitions, trails and guided experiences are designed to engage the body and senses, as much as the mind. These all demonstrate the knowledge of San from across southern Africa.

!Khwa ttu's Heritage Centre is curated by Dr Chris Low DPhil (Oxon.) in conjunction with a team of San consultants, Heritage Centre Satellite Pioneers, and other San reference groups. This is a thriving tourism destination, which boasts a restaurant, guest houses, open air tented camps, mountain bike trails, and a shop selling hand-crafted gifts found nowhere else.

Situated in the Cape Floral Kingdom, itself a UNESCO World Heritage site, !Khwa ttu champions environmental stewardship programmes. The centre is also pioneering a digital archive.

Date: Daily

Time: Weekdays 9am to 5pm | Weekends 9am to 6pm


Venue address: R27 West Coast Rd, Yzerfontein/Darling

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Wheelchair accessibility: Unknown


Website: https://www.khwattu.org/about-khwa-ttu/

Tel: 022 492 2998

Email: info@khwattu.org

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