I Mandy would love to thank all the people who come across my path and those who left their warm souls and took mine along with them, thanking all those who are still referring their friends, colleagues and families not forgetting all the Travelling information books, Eg Gutters, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide American Farmers and many mores who still believe in Imbizo Tours and still giving us an opportunity to touch lives.
Imbizo Tours a Soweto tourism company owned and founded by Mandy Mankazana.
Imbizo Tours created a platform for many tourism companies in and around Soweto today. Imbizo Tours strives to make a difference in people lives through tourism. Imbizo has assisted many people in Soweto and the country towards living a meaningful life.
Imbizo has donated a Day Care Centre and assisted in establishing a youth Centre in one of the poorest areas of Soweto, We have assisted and continue to support Restaurants, Bed and Breakfasts and many small businesses. We train young people to become local Guides in the neighborhoods and poor settlements. Today we have many student graduates coming from the poorest areas of Soweto and Alexandra Township through Tourist donations.
Some of the South African expatriates who now live in Australia and Canada contribute a lot in assisting the youth of Soweto and Alexandra by donating towards Educational equipment and paying for the education of the children who come from these impoverished communities. Lesedi Cultural Village “aha”
The Lesedi Cultural Village “aha” is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures with us at Imbizo Tours will also see the light.”
About the Lesedi Cultural Village Tour, “aha”
The Lesedi Cultural Village tour takes you on a tour of a village which celebrates the cultural traditions of several different peoples of South Africa. It reproduces traditional dwellings and offers demonstrations of dances and other cultural activities. A must for anyone wanting to know South Africa
A Home Away from Home Tour
This is a one in a lifetime experience where you get to spend a day and night in a family home in either Soweto or Alexandra. South African’s are known for ‘Ubuntu’ meaning humanity. The experience will allow once to feel the spirit of Ubuntu direct from the / families whilst living their day to day life. Enjoy their traditional dinners and breakfast, you will be treated as a family member, Families will do anything with you even taking you to visit neighbors or attend traditional ceremony or weddings
We will arrange the transfer and the introduction to your host family. A choice in the type of family or home for example-rich, poor families or a B.B in Soweto.
Traditional Healer Tour
The traditional healer tour includes a visit to a traditional healer for fortune telling through Bible or throwing of bones. For your past, present and future the healer specialize in dream interpretations and guidance. Learn about African Traditional Doctors how they graduate to become doctors how their ancestors play an important role in healing people and receiving messages.
One has an alternative to get an African Cleansing session where one gets a full body wash down utilizing African herbs and techniques.
About traditional healers
A traditional healer or in South Africa or a sangoma is a specialist of ngoma, a logic in light of a confidence in tribal spirits and the act of customary African medication, which is frequently a blend of restorative plants and different creature body fats or skin. Sangomas play out an all-encompassing and emblematic type of mending by drawing on the installed convictions of the indigenous people groups of South Africa, who trust that predecessors in existence in the wake of death manage and ensure the quality of life of the living. Traditional healers are called to recuperate, and through them, it is trusted that predecessors from the soul world can give guidance and counsel to mend ailment, social disharmony and profound challenges
It is trusted that the spirits have the ability to mediate in individuals’ lives who work to interface the sangoma to the spirits that are acting in a way to cause distress
Spirits are accepted to utilize the human body as a battleground for their own contentions. By utilizing ngoma, the conventional healer trusts they can make amicability between the spirits which is thought to bring a mitigation of the patient’s torment
The profoundly therapeutic prescriptions recommended by a customary healer are called muti. They might be utilized in recuperating as justified in the sentiment of the homegrown authority or inyanga. Muti is a term got from a Zulu word for tree. African conventional solution makes broad utilization of organic items however the medication endorsed by an inyanga may likewise incorporate different definitions which are zoological or mineral in structure. Customary pharmaceutical uses roughly 3,000 out of 30,000 types of higher plants of Southern Africa
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