Ringetani Four Day Tour

A part of the Cultural Village, seen during the Cultural Village tour.

Whilst a non-profit organisation that supports many people within their community through sponsorship and donations, they endeavour always through their own efforts to become more and more self-sustaining, by offering and sharing their African heritage and way of life they love. After more than two years of work, through trial and error, gaining valuable experience and with the support and help of local lodge owners, Ringetani are proud to offer the Ringetani Four Day Tour.

Enjoy a Ringetani African experience…
Experience the heart of Africa and her people as it flows through a tribe of Shangaan
villagers living the ethnic way… Taste the flavour of traditional food prepared in traditional ways…. Feel the beat of dancing feet on the earth, resounding with a heritage that wants to

Welcome by the Pre-school children...

be restored… Embrace the essence of the bush on a visit to our Kruger National Park… Anticipate your future from a traditional Sangoma as they throw the bones….

Knowing that you will be changed forever by this unique African experience….

Day One – Meet and Greet your Tour Guides
(Arrival and Transportation)

Guests are collected from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and transported to Gecko Lodge, Hazyview. (Please advise Lodrick of your flight information and arrival when making your tour booking).

Local Sangoma (African Healer) or Herbalist...

OR Transport from Johannesburg to Hazyview – Gecko Lodge can be arranged, at an additional cost.

OR guests can be collected from other places where they are staying in and around the Hazyview area…

Or local area of Nelspruit, White River, Malelane, Hoedspruit, Sabie Kruger National Park, Timbavati Game Reserve and we will go the distance to collect even further…..

Day Two - Ringetani Village Cultural Day

9:00 am – Guests are collected from Gecko Lodge, Hazyview, (or from a pre-arranged venue of accommodation), by the Ringetani Tour operators and transported to the Ringetani Village for a full Cultural Day.

Ringetani Tour Guide Lodrick Manyathele explaining more about village living during a tour....

10:00 am – Welcome by the Pre-school children at the local Ringetani Village School – 30 minute program.

11:00 am – Visit to the local Sangoma or Herbalist for an African spiritual experience – one hour.

12:00 am – Watch or participate in African games in the Ringetani Village environment, view the Shangaan Ringetani Museum, and enjoy a demonstration on how local food is made in an ethnic way while interacting and meeting with the local Village people.

1:00 pm – Traditional lunch is served under the Jackal Berry Tree, allowing an hour to enjoy the rich heritage and ambience of the Ringetani Cultural Village.

Lodrick leading guests around the village....

2:00 pm – Tribal Dance including Shangaan story telling which includes their origins and history, their Marriage ceremonies, their religious and spiritual beliefs and superstitions.

2:30 pm – Drive to Mkhuhlu Township, drive touring through the bush surroundings and passed another two of the Ringetani Villages.

4:30 pm – Stop at Mkhuhlu Township for refreshment and to enjoy the local ambience.

5:00 pm – Return guests to Gecko Lodge, Hazyview, (or to a pre-arranged venue of accommodation)

Day Three – Day Trip to Kruger National Park

Guests dancing with village dancers...

6:00 am – Guests are collected from Gecko Lodge, Hazyview, (or from a pre-arranged venue of accommodation), and driven to the Kruger National Park – entrance at Kruger Gate for an early morning tour to see the local wild life at the best time of the day.

8:30 am – Visit to Skukuza museum

9:00 am – Breakfast at Skukuza Picnic sport (The Breakfast pack is supplied by Gecko Lodge and includes: tea, coffee, juice, sandwiches, and fruits).

11:30 am – Rest stop at Nkuhlu picnic spot. Complimentary cooler box available, with water, cool drinks and snacks.

A lion resting in Kruger National Park.

2:00 pm – Lunch at Lowersabie Camp Restaurant (The cost of lunch is not included in the tour package rate).

3:30 pm – Start the drive back via Tshokwane route and out through the Kruger Gate.

5:30 pm – Guests are returned to Gecko Lodge, Hazyview, (or to a pre-arranged venue of accommodation)

7:00 pm – Dinner can be arranged at an exclusive rate at Gecko Lodge (R120.00 pp) or bookings can be made at the nearby Game Lodges with your tour guide.

Day Four

A baby African Elephant.

Collect guests from Gecko Lodge, Hazyview, (or from a pre-arranged venue of accommodation), according to their travel arrangements and transport to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, for time of departure.

Cost for Four Days – R4950.00 per person.

Tour Cost Includes:
Accommodation – three nights at Gecko Lodge, Hazyview and includes breakfast (Breakfast is hot or cold – full English breakfast: Cornflakes, yoghurts, milk, tomato, sausage, eggs, juice, toast, tea/coffee, and minute steak).

Transfers in Toyota Quantum, by Ringetani Tour Operators.
Ringetani Village Day Tour, more details below.
Includes lunch on “Day Two – Ringetani Village Cultural Day” – Traditional village food: Pap, Traditional stamp, Chicken, Morogo, Marula Nuts, Traditional Peanut Butter, Soup and Fresh Pawpaw served around the next corner, and other cultural delicacies.
Kruger National Park Day Tour (along the R536 ) Gate fees at the Kruger National Park, Tours Guides and Driver, with refreshments in cooler box available in vehicle (with Water, Cool drinks and Snacks). Animals to be seen along the route include the Big Five – Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinos as well as Hippos, Giraffe, Impala, Zebra, Hyena and much more.

Ringetani Dancers entertains all during a day tour.

Tour Cost Excludes:
Cost of Lunch and Dinner with the exception of lunch on “Day Two”.
Flying Costs or transport to Hazyview.
NB: Please Note that if you have alternative accommodation booked then tour package price will be discounted in accordance. Daily tours to suit your schedule and time can also be arranged.

If you require more details or would like to make a booking please contact Ringetani for more information:

Lodrick Cell: 083-734-2963
Email: lodrick@ringetani.co.za or ringetani@yahoo.com

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