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Art walk with the Lion of Alex

art walk

Art walk with the Lion of Alex

1 review
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English
art walk

Art walk with the Lion of Alex

art walk

Art walk with the Lion of Alex

1 review
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will spend the day exploring the creative energy of a vibrant township with its historical narratives. You will better appreciate the artistic output of the locations. You will visit Alexandra Township in the eyes of a curious local. The day will end in what I call the Bo-Kaap of Alexandra township where we will sit down and enjoy a poem written by myself, the Lion of Alex, and enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal by our gallery home owner - Mama Queen.

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Your host

Learn more about Harry

Harry

I am a community builder, art enthusiast and the only lion of Alexandra. I enjoy showing guests the creative scene and positive projects happening in the Townships of South Africa mostly here in Alexandra. Alex, my home, is full of inspiring stories of old and young people, artists, sports figures, and a diverse range of cultures from Africa. I saw a need for people to see my hood as one of the heritage sites in South Africa.

What's included

Food
Traditional Lunch (please let us know if you're vegetarian or have any dietary requirements).
Drinks
Home made ginger beer
Tickets
Home Galleries ticket
Transport
Transport through and around Alexandra will be provide

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Where you'll be

The first part of the experience will take place at Alex Mall for an overview of the area. You'll then travel into the township to see home-galleries, Alex window (backdrop scenery overlooking into Alex) , and the first home of Nelson Mandela near Alexandra Heritage Center located at 7th avenue. You'll discover how the Maboneng Township Arts Experience has helped uplift local artists and community members through their gallery homes.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

For extra comfort, feel free to bring a small bag to carry water.

More tips

During our walk there will be interesting photo opportunities, camera, water, snacks you can bring. Please bring cash for any items or art pieces. An open mind and curiosity.
Harry
Art walk with the Lion of Alex
1 review
£62/person
1 review
£62/person