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!Khwa ttu Heritage Centre opened on 24 September 2018

On Heritage Day, 2018, the only heritage centre in the world dedicated to the San opened at !Khwa ttu. It is a remarkable resource, with three interlinked elements – the Heritage Centre building at !Khwa ttu, community satellites, and a digital archive.

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Curator’s notes – Chris Low:

I have left the snows of England and am in  the middle of an all too brief stay at !Khwa ttu,  before flying to Toronto for a symposium on indigenous mental health. At !Khwa ttu   I am working closely with the Heritage team and the wider building team and staff.  Over the last week we…

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The ‘Dream Museum’ at !Khwa ttu

The ‘Dream Museum’ at !Khwa ttu, the world’s first heritage centre of the San people, will be composed of five distinct areas, each exploring an aspect of the life, culture and history of the San. In preparation for our opening in September the team at !Khwa ttu has become adept at keeping lots of balls…

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Development of a San Museum

A key focus of our culture project here at !Khwa ttu is the development of a San Museum. In its building phase we have been referring to it as The Dream Museum because it addresses the dreams of the San from all over Southern Africa. Development began back in 2015 and we are looking forward…

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01 Oct 2016 – Darling ttu 2016

Spring Flower Ride Venue: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road, Yzerfontein For entries and more info visit: www.darlingttu.co.za The prestigious Darling ttu 2016 mountain bike race will take place on 1 October 2016. Entries will open soon. A solo or team relay event riding multi laps over a 24 hour period on a fast purpose build single…

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30 Sep 2017 – Darling ttu 2017

Spring Flower Ride Venue: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road, Yzerfontein For entries and more info visit: www.darlingttu.co.za Last year in October the Darling ttu 24-hour Enduro took place at !Khwa ttu. This was a MTB race different from any other race. The challenge was to endure 24 hours of riding on a fast purpose build single…

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01 Oct 2017 – Darling ttu Junior 2017

Spring Flower Ride – Junior Riders Event Only Venue: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road, Yzerfontein For entries and more info visit: www.darlingttu.co.za The prestigious Darling ttu 2016 mountain bike race will take place on 1 October 2017. A Solo event for 12 -18 year olds riding multi laps over a 4 hour period on !Khwa tt’s…

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Colours of Change Art Exhibition

From the 7 March – 30 May 2014 our lovely gallery housed an exhibition of contemporary art produced in Botswana through the Kuru Art Project. This exhibition highlighted the efforts of !Khwa ttu to empower the San to reclaim and share their heritage in their own way. The Colours of Change Art Exhibition, as it…

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!Khwa ttu and the Darling Music Experience

The Darling Music Experience, a brainchild of conductor David Tidboald, composer Hendrik Hofmeyr and music enthusiast Alfred Legner, was launched in 2006 with the aim to organise small concerts in a rural setting for both lovers of classical and more popular music. The venues for the concerts vary between pretty wine estates, Darling’s lovely old…

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