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Xhosa Food Tour: Bread Baking with Locals

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  • Learn baking techniques from tour guides in Elundini and help support community development in this rural, hidden gem of South Africa..Take a tour through Elundini, learning about the local businesses and the Xhosa culture..Walk into the nearby forest and collect your own wood to build a fire for your bread.
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Impress your friends at home by learning to bake Xhosa bread on a braai (barbecue). With the help of Akhona, your local guide, you will uncover all the secrets of Xhosa bread making during this 3-hour tour!First, Akhona will assist you as you make your own dough. While the dough is rising, venture into the nearby forest area, including the Lushington Crown Forest, and collect wood. Join other members of the community as they gather wood, learning how to bind it and carry it on your head. With the help of your guides, you will build a roaring fire outside, taking in the gorgeous views of the Amathole Mountains and deep valleys. Vuyani, your local tour guide, will walk with you through the village, helping you discover what Elundini has to offer. Experience the education of the local children or peruse the shops. Your guide will teach you how traditional houses, or rondavels, are built, and about Xhosa culture and how people in the community spend their day. Later, you will have the chance to bake your own portion of rostirs (traditional little breads) on a grill over the coals.
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