iKhamanga is a cultural village run by the locals from the Qolora Mouth area. Accommodation at iKhamanga cultural village is provided in several large communal rondavels (traditional mud and thatch round houses) that can sleep up to 40 people, making them ideal for school groups and large hiking parties. Smaller rondavels are available for teachers and group leaders. All meals are provided by the locals who cook traditional food in large cast iron potjie pots. Visitors can learn all about Xhosa culture and join in with the locals as they sing and dance. A visit from a trained herbalist in full traditional dress can also be arranged.
The village is situated about 1km from the beach and the popular 'Gates' rock formation. iKhamanga offers secure parking as the entire village is fenced in and a security guard is on duty all night. There are separate ablution facilities for both sexes. There are no plug points so make sure that your cell phone is fully charged before you arrive. There is also a shop where locally made crafts are displayed.
This advert is sponsored by Wild Coast Holidays in the hopes of stimulating local employment. The webmaster wrote this article after spending the night at iKhamanga accompanying a large group of Gap Year students who were on an overnight trail organized by Mkulu Kei Horse Trails in August 2009.
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