Ma Betty's Xhosa Cultural Experience
The City of Oudtshoorn in South Africa. Enjoy the delicious food, traditional dances and magnificent stories of the rich Xhosa culture!
Ma Betty Jantjies is a prominent resident of Oudtshoorn's Bongolethu Township and a Xhosa purist. She runs her Authentic Xhosa Village with pride and diligence. Together with a women's group she prepares food according to old Xhosa traditions.
The dishes are prepared on open wood fires in black iron pots and therefore have a unique flavour. To experience the great taste of Xhosa cuisine we suggest you have the traditional Xhosa meal.
Entertainment is also offered in the form of energetic dancing and stories told by a traditional healer (Sangoma) with Xhosa singing.
The women are eager to talk to the visitors about the preservation of their culture. Help preserve this culture by having the delicious meal and enjoying the traditional activities.
All the food is made according to the traditional Xhosa recipes which have been passed from generation to generation.
- Traditional Xhosa meal:
Succulent lamb, samp, pumpkin/sweet potatoes, mixed veggies/spinach, steam bread with cheese and jam, fruit and cool drinks.
- Sosatie and roosterkoek:
Traditional chicken and ostrich kebab with delicious roasted bread.
- Wors and pap:
Xhosa beef sausage with tomato stew and thick corn porridge.
- Pap and vleis:
Lamb or beef with tomato stew and thick corn porridge.
- Steam bread:
Freshly made Xhosa steam bread with butter, cheese and jam.
Roasted bread with butter, cheese and jam.
Besides the wonderful food Ma Betty also offers fun-filled traditional activities to make your evening complete.
Dance and music
Traditional Xhosa dance and music performed by the Xhosa women.
Traditional Xhosa stories told by the Sangoma (traditional healer) accompanied by Xhosa songs.
The traditional Xhosa wedding performance. Cultural wedding ceremonies can also be arranged
Transport from tourist office to Cultural Village charged per person return. Alternatively you use your own transport.