Travel to Inanda Township, which during the 1960’s became home to thousands of people displaced from urban areas under the apartheid law. Visit the Ohlange Institute, the first Black-directed institution during apartheid where Nelson Mandela chose to cast his very first vote here, at the age of 72, on April 27 1994 – South Africa’s first democratic election. Continue to Phoenix settlement, inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and his vision for a self-reliant community. Here he shared his philosophy of satyagraha, a form of nonviolent resistance to political injustices. During the 1985 Inanda riots, a portion of the settlement was destroyed. Rebuilt after 1994, the settlement now comprises Gandhi and his son’s former houses, the printing press (now the Inanda Tourism office) and the Phoenix Interpretation Centre, where lectures are given. Also, visit the Inanda Seminary, one of the first and only schools for black women in southern Africa at the time. End the day with a journey through Cato Manor, depicting the township’s turbulent past which reached climax in the late 1950’s with the resistance to the forced removals under the Group Areas Act.
Return to your hotel in the late afternoon around 16h30.
- Departs Monday – Friday 08h00
- Duration ± 8 hours
- Inanda Township & Seminary
- Ohlange Institute
- Phoenix Settlement
- Ghandi’s restored home