Welcome to Railton and true Xhosa Culture. Meisie will take you on a journey covering the history, dress, food and customs of the Xhosa people. In her home you will have the opportunity to absorb this wonderful part of our South African history and take an authentic tour of the township.


Everyone with a love of South Africa and her peoples.


English and Afrikaans



About The Instructor

Meisie is a Xhosa born in Swellendam of Xhosa parents. She married a farm worker and moved onto the farm with him. Here she did housekeeping for the farmer’s wife until her husband, whom she describes as a “typical Tswana man” took another wife. Not prepared to accept this, Meisie moved back to Swellendam (Railton) where she has remained ever since. This charming lady is not one for self pity so she got a job in housekeeping for a guest house. It was not long before she was promoted to Reception. Finding a desire amongst guests to see Township living, Meisie started taking tours into the townships. With the success of this Meisie qualified as a Site Guide in 2009 and was sent to the Tourism Indaba in Durban to represent Swellendam. She now runs her own touring business. This is a course you don’t want to miss !

What To Bring
  • Lots of positive energy
Course Dates

17 June

14 August

Course Details

Your day will start with a welcome cup of tea/coffee and introductions. This will be followed by a demonstration of how to dress, face painting and accessories. You will participate in the preparation of a typical Xhosa Lunch which will be enjoyed at the venue. Participants will learn the traditions that apply to girls and women. The afternoon will see some traditional dancing and a township tour which will include a visit to a Sangoma.



Your package includes:
Tuition, materials*, excursions*, refreshments and meals during the course. Accommodation, dinners, and transport at own cost.
*Applicable to certain courses. See individual course pages for details.

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