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Dine with heart, walk with soul: Uncovering South Africa’s hidden gems with Dreamcatcher South Africa

Susan welcoming guests

Over many years Dreamcatcher has welcomed a significant number of visitors from over 30 countries. This has included developing bespoke travel programmes, and enriching mainstream travel itineraries with ‘Go Truly Local’ experiences including community WalkAbouts, Homestay with Kamamma and CookUp with Kamamma. This month we were elated to host Dirk and Harry from the Netherlands – below they share their experience. We loved hosting you Dirk and Harry 🙂

“We reflect with gratitude on our recent trip through South Africa, where we also participated in two unique experiences organized by Dreamcatcher South Africa: a “Dinner with Kamamma Glendyrr” in Knysna and a “Walkabout community tour” in Melkhoutfontein and Stilbaai, including lunch at Kamamma Susan’s.

Every moment was filled with warmth, authenticity and a deep respect for the local culture.

The dinner at Kamamma Glendyr’s in Knysna was a feast. We thoroughly enjoyed the home-cooked local dishes. We were served snoek fish cakes as a starter, the most delicious Cape Malay bobotie ever as a main course and a delicious Amarula tiramisu for dessert… we didn’t eat the next day!

In addition to the delicious food, the warm interaction with Kamama Glendyrr was particularly special. We shared stories, laughter and a sense of connection. It was a wonderful experience.

The Walkabout in Melkhoutfontein was a beautiful journey through the history and present of the community. Our guide Vilandó, who is from the community himself, led us past colorful murals depicting the rich history and culture of the area.

The educational and beautiful walkabout was a true experience. We were welcomed with open arms, given a glimpse into daily life and respectfully introduced to local customs.

And then there was lunch, this time at Kamamma Susan’s home.

Once again, we were spoiled with delicious fish cakes, salad, sweet potatoes and homemade bread. Delicious!

The conversations flowed effortlessly, filled with laughter and a mutual understanding. It felt like we were old friends… We left full of gratitude for the opportunity to share this special experience with such a warm and welcoming family.

This adventure with Dreamcatcher South Africa was more than just a tourist experience; it was an encounter with the soul of South Africa. We had the chance to get to know the locals, experience their culture and contribute to their community.

If you are looking for an experience in South Africa that will truly touch you, I highly recommend trying these Dreamcatcher experiences. You won’t regret it!”

Dirk and Harry (from The Netherlands)

Glendyrr with Dutch guests
Susan Cookup 2
Vilando walkabout

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