We will meet at the Hout Bay Harbour (Fish on the Rocks) , from there we will start the visit of the community. We will take a long walk around the community; meeting interesting local people as the Khoi or Rastas (Knowing the herbs they used for ancient generations) , by there I will explain you the situation of our community where where seafood is flooded and poverty and unemployment is the biggest obstical to overcome. Then we will see some of the projects that Meraki Bay is developing around Hangberg. After knowing the community we will make a little hike up to the mountain looking for the amazing views that the Sentinel Mountain can offer to us. Before finish we can try some local food in the community if the visitors want it. We can make this plan, but also this is a unique experience and I want that anyone experience by himself, so If anyone want to stay more time meeting some people, or another one enjoying the environment we can work it out!
Hi I am Niklaas Jansen, Born and raised in Hout Bay ,I am a rastafarian. I used to work as a tour guide, I also do music and I studied higher education in adult learning at University of Cape Town . Social injustice is my core topic especially in a south African context. I also work as a volunteer with Meraki Bay helping under privileged kids and do some tutoring classes in my own. Passionate about my community and it's my life to tell the world about our social context and our history.
Meraki Bay is a Spanish NPO based in Hangberg. Our goal is to help the integration of the kids and promote the entrepreneurship in developing countries. Currently we are only based in Hangberg. We have 5 projects there, and one team of ten volunteers working in Spain and South Africa to try to make a change. We have a big challenge but is possible! Do you joint us? https://merakibay.org
In our tour we will see 3 differente places: Community of Hangberg Hout Bay Harbour Sentinel Mountain