Experience hosted by Thabisile
2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
What you'll do
Welcome to an experience I call Zulu Basics. By the end of our time together, you will be able to say greetings, and exchange a few words and pleasantries in Zulu. We'll dive into the Zulu culture as we sit back and relax with cool drinks in our hands. I will also tell you about the must-see places in Johannesburg and suggest some fun spots and tourist attractions.
- 17 Reviews
- Identity verified
I am Zulu and I am a native of Johannesburg—the place of gold. I’m so proud of my culture, my language, and its essence. I have had my fair share of working in the corporate world and have now decided to empower younger women to be entrepreneurs. I find such pleasure in showing the beauty of our culture and language—a lethal combo for a master storyteller of Zulu culture. I would like to teach you the basics of the Zulu language while we hang out and relax with a cool drink.
About the organisation: woman with a mission (stayqueens) NGO
Stayqueens WWM NGO was established to empower and inspire women to take the lead, and to create an avenue for networking, workshops, and empowerment programs—all showcasing businesses and business ideas. It's for women with strong aspirations and dreams, who lack the tools or the know-how to implement them. We have empowered women who will help empower the next women, and the circle will continue.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to woman with a mission (stayqueens) NGO.
Where you'll be
The experience will take place at an open rooftop bar called the La rosa Mexican restaurant located in the north of Johannesburg in Christian Dewet.
Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 17 reviews.
Thabisile was absolutely wonderful! As more than a teacher, but also a friend. She was extremely welcoming and made me feel immediately at-home. The class itself was extremely helpful, as I feared being in-the-dark where it came to communicating with people during my time in Johannesburg. I love language and have some experience with Kiswahili, which carried over nicely to my learning of Zulu. Mama Thabi (as I began to call her) welcomed all of my questions and allowed me to go deeper than she usually does in her beginners class. She is a wonderful teacher. This experience actually sparked an inspiration for me to become fluent in isiZulu! Highly recommend! Thabisile is the BEST!
Thabisile was absolutely wonderful! As more than a teacher, but also a friend. She was extremely welcoming and made me feel immediately at-home. The class itself was extremely hel…
"Two thumbs up" from a long-time language teacher in Brooklyn, NY! For an intimate, knowledgeable, and fun Zulu language lesson - book Thabi! She was prompt and packed in lots of learning from the minute we got started. Additionally, as a teacher of language myself, her choice of location made learning immediately authentic, which is the equivalent of memorable! After the lesson, my traveling companions and I were able to utilize Zulu phrases for the duration of our stay in Johannesburg. Thank you, Thabi!
"Two thumbs up" from a long-time language teacher in Brooklyn, NY! For an intimate, knowledgeable, and fun Zulu language lesson - book Thabi! She was prompt and packed in lots of…
Things to know
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
What to bring
you can buy your own beverage or food from the cafe
A note pad and a pen
A note pad and a pen