I, Ella, grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape under the old regime in South Africa and have worked my way up from a hard start, with my own positive attitude to life, to where I am today.
I, Penny, grew up in Zimbabwe and moved to South Africa many years ago. Together we share and have/hold strong values towards helping the community and a desire to change the general negative perceptions of township life.
Quote from a local Journalist, “Ella, your guide is one of the most joyful women you will ever hope to meet and seldom without a gleaming Cheshire cat smile. She entertains guests with facts about traditional Xhosa life and their age- old customs and beliefs. When it comes to her community however, she is serious, and fiercely passionate about making a positive difference. Penelope is mad about animals and feeds any mangy, scruffy looking dog along the way! Ella and Penelope are joint partners in the business.“
Over a period of three hours you will be picked up from Knysna and transported to the Knysna Township, where you will Visit a Pre School, teeming with exuberant, laughing children, where you will be given the most amazing welcome. You have no choice but to interact with them and for that, they will sing their joyous songs!”
The next stop is at Ella’s house in the Township for refreshments. This is where the name EMZINI really comes into action – as it means “home” in Xhosa, and Emzini Tours is named as such, to give you that “home from home” experience. Here everyone relaxes, has some refreshments and gets to know one another. You can enjoy hearing the famous Xhosa Click song and others sung for you, and have a go on those african drums and see how difficult it is to get the rhythm!! We will teach you some Xhosa phrases and explain to you more Xhosa traditions.
Pass the best view site of Knysna along the way, with the famous Knysna Heads in the background!
Back to town, after an exciting, happy trip, that people are always sad to end with Emzini Tours. Experience Emzini in the Knysna Township and by the end you will see why it is that WE LOVE AFRICA!