The Maboneng Township Arts Experience is a South African non profit social entrepreneurship arts organization; established to train families in townships to convert their homes into creative Art Gallery Homes. Volunteers will participate in helping to build a new community with homes as art gallery attractions. Maboneng
has trained over 100 families since 2001. It is a community art, culture and service experience through the eyes of an artist that allows visitors to experience the very real, exciting and vibrant texture of the South Africa township communities. This is a sustainable project solves the problem of the artist looking for exhibition space, the family looking for work and townships looking for their place in responsible tourism.
Siphiwe Ngwenya, the founder of The Maboneng Township Arts Experience and his team, have blended service and art into the amazing journey that is the Maboneng Township Experience.
Arrive in Johannesburg
Visit to Maboneng Township for Project Introduction and Welcome Dinner
Johannesburg, Soweto and Alexandra Township
Explore Soweto and visit famous landmarks of the pioneers of the Apartheid Movement including Nelson Mandela’s former home, Desmond Tutu’s home, and the Hector Pieterson Memorial
Maboneng Art Tour in Johannesburg and Alexandra Township
Submerge yourself in the vibrant Johannesburg culture the best way we know it– by foot. Visit tallest building in Africa – Carlton centre viewing deck. Tour will take you from the urban jungle of the Johannesburg back to the historically rich township of Alexandra gallery homes to visit the homes associated with the Maboneng Township Arts Experience. Guests will meet the artists, homeowners and local community. Aimed at individuals who enjoy art and culture and who are passionate about sustainable projects, the group will take a short walking tour around the township, viewing graffiti pieces that have been painted by local and international artists. They will also visit some of the gallery homes, meeting home owners and the artists. Later the group will enjoy a traditional home cooked meal in the back yard of one of the gallery home owners.
Early Domestic Flight to Cape Town
Spend the day visiting local attractions including, Table Mountain, Robbin Island and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Late afternoon visit to Cape Town wine country
Day 6 Cape Point Tours
Drive to Boulders Beach to see the penguins; ending the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Cape Town Langa Art Tour and Volunteer Project
Introduction to the Cape Town Langa Art Tour experience where they will take a tour of existing art gallerty houses. Volunteers will delve into a volunteer project that will transform a private home into a well curated gallery home. They will work with fellow volunteers, staff and local community members to determine what builds are necessary and then help design and execute these builds.
Day 7 Afternoon Langa Art Town Experience
Afternoon visit to Langa Art Town experience, where there will be an art gallery home unveiling and awards ceremony. Local jazz artist will host a farewell jam session
Depart for Johannesburg and Shephards Tree Safari Lodge, a 5 star game preserve in Pilanesburg
Early morning game drive
Depart for US in the evening
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