South Africa has become an essential destination. A country to visit. The size of its spaces and its mythical safaris make it a real welcoming land. The diversity is so important that it is a region that we never get tired of! On each trip, we always discover a little more. From new meetings start on our road, and it is this feeling of elation that makes South Africa so special.
The history of South Africa began millennia ago with the installation of the Sans (or Bushmen), the first inhabitants of South Africa. They were then joined by Khoi khoi. The latter move south, joining the region of the Cape of Good Hope and the coasts, while the Bushmen, whom they call Sankhoï, remain inland. However, the cohabitation between the two cultures remained healthy.
Around the year 300, we see the first wave of migrant peoples from the Iron Age arriving from Nigeria and Cameroon, the Bantus. At that time, South Africa was indeed the country of the black man. But it was on April 6, 1652, when the ships of the Dutch East India Company landed on Table Mountain that the tragic destiny of this country will change!
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela alias “Madiba”, Frederikk de Klerk, Desmond Tutu, Walter Sisulu, Hector Pieterson: names that have marked the history of South Africa and the list is very long.
Since the democratic, non-violent elections in 1994 , the effects of apartheid have gradually diminished. This phenomenon of segregation which has left its mark on South African history has given way to democracy.
To achieve this feat, many battles have taken place, various negotiations have emerged. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission. was instrumental in this somewhat difficult transition.
Each ethnic group has its history, culture, traditions and even its own language. The wealth of South Africa is undeniably human. These men and women. which make this country a land of contrast where you have to learn to rebuild yourself, to understand, to forgive and to open up to others.
South Africa is full of stories that are so fascinating and deeply moving. that it would take whole books to tell them all to you …
Have you had a taste of the history of South Africa but who better than the locals can make you vibrate? If you want to discover more, Rille Eyes Solidarity invites you to listen to some of them on site.
Don’t wait any longer, take your plane ticket and join us! We will be glad to share with you what makes South Africa so unique.