Our Second Weekend in Chintsa – Mbolompo Home Stay

For our second weekend we traveled to Mbolompo, on the Southern Wild Coast, for a cultural experience in a traditional Xhosa village with a Xhosa family.  We spent our first night at the Mbolompo Home Stay.

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The homestead belongs to the Siyephu family

Alexa Scher was an additon to the Siyephu family.  She was living with the Siypephu family for five (5) months  as an opportunity to improve her Xhosa speaking to fluent and improve her understanding of the Xhosa culture.  She is working to become a psychologist for the Xhosa people and want to be able to counsel them in their first language; which she believes is a human right.

The Homestay is situated on a hill over looking the Mncwasa River mouth.

There is no electricity.

We were served dinner by candlelight.  The food was prepared by the family and brought to us by the children.

We had to make use of composting toilets.

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