Mapusha Weavers

Description

Pop in to see an enterprising group of Shangaan and Mapulaneng Sotho women at work in their rural studio near the village of Acornhoek.

Each item they make is an original work of art – entirely hand-made and exclusive. Rugs, tapestries, bags, and other woven masterpieces are made from wool or cotton that they have spun and dyed using age-old techniques. After spinning and weaving, they carefully weave each piece according to their own or custom-ordered designs.

A fun thing to do is go on a guided tour with one of the weavers who will take you through the 30-year history of the project that brought the two cultures together. After meeting the women at work, your guide will take you to visit a traditional healer who will share with you the spirit of the ancestors.

From there you will have the chance to see a traditional potter and a local grass weaver at her shebeen (an African bar serving home-brewed beer). From there you will meet the teacher and the children of the Katlego Community Creche. Don’t miss this heart-warming community experience!

Wonder Mbetsi 072 691 0021 Judy 082 864 2181
judithbmiller@gmail.com
www.mapusha.org

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Accommodation near Mapusha Weavers

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Shingema Accommodation

Sleeps 16 Greenvalley Self-catering in Greenvalley
1.91km from Mapusha Weavers

Shingema Accommodation is situated at the “hoek” of Acornhoek along the R40 road to Hoedspruit. It ...

from R1,940
1 night, 2 adults

Ngama Tented Safari Lodge

Sleeps 14 Guernsey Nature Reserve Lodge, Guernsey Nature Reserve Tented Camp in Guernsey Nature Reserve
3.48km from Mapusha Weavers

Ngama, meaning "Place of the Eagles" is a delightfully intimate, family-run tented safari lodge that...

from R390
1 night, 2 adults

Wits Rural Facility

Sleeps 139 Acornhoek Guest House, Acornhoek Self-catering in Acornhoek
5.17km from Mapusha Weavers

Wits Rural Facility is situated 500 km from Johannesburg, on the road to the Orpen Gate of the Kruge...

from R1,360
1 night, 2 adults

Nobene Game Lodges

Sleeps 15 Hoedspruit Safari Lodge in Hoedspruit
5.74km from Mapusha Weavers

Nobene Game Lodge is a tranquil bush camp situated on the farm African Skies, which lies in the hear...

from R2,100
1 night, 2 adults

Nsele Safari Lodge

Sleeps 16 Guernsey Nature Reserve Safari Lodge in Guernsey Nature Reserve
9.14km from Mapusha Weavers

Nsele Safaris & Lodge, situated in the pristine Southern African bushveld, is proudly managed and ru...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Sebeka Guest House

Sleeps 6 Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
9.23km from Mapusha Weavers

Sebeka Guest House is situated in the middle of the Bush within Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre...

from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

Khula's Cottage

Sleeps 8 Kapama Reserve Self-catering in Kapama Reserve
9.45km from Mapusha Weavers

Khula’s Cottage is the recently unveiled eco-friendly self-catering cottage, built in a truly unique...

from R1,790
1 night, 2 adults

Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge

Sleeps 28 Thornybush Game Reserve Lodge in Thornybush Game Reserve
9.96km from Mapusha Weavers

Pezulu offers unique tree house accommodation and is situated in a Nature Reserve near Hoedspruit in...

from R1,390
1 night, 2 adults

Timbavati Safari Lodge

Sleeps 64 Hoedspruit Safari Lodge in Hoedspruit
10.33km from Mapusha Weavers

We offer a selection of chalets and rondavels painted with unique Ndebele traditional artwork, all w...

from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

Bona Ntaba Tree House Lodge

Sleeps 12 Hoedspruit Self-catering, Hoedspruit Safari Lodge in Hoedspruit
10.48km from Mapusha Weavers

Bona Ntaba Lodge is a unique facility featuring tree house chalets and a central shared lodge buildi...

 
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