Traditional Healers Tours
The traditional healer tour includes a visit to a traditional healer for fortune telling through Bible or throwing of bones, to interpret your past, present and future the healer specializes in dream interpretations and guidance. Learn about apprentice African Traditional healers and their journey to graduating to become fully fledged doctors and how their ancestors play an important role in healing people.
One has the option to get an African Cleansing session where one gets a full body cleanse using African herbs and methodologies.
MEALS: Not included.
ENTRANCE FEES: Included
COST: R1000 per person.
About traditional healers
In western cultures they are known as Spirit guides however in South Africa, a traditional healer or a sangoma is a practitioner of ngoma, a philosophy based on a belief in ancestral spirits and the practice of traditional African medicine, which is often a mix of medicinal plants and various animal body fats or skin. Sangomas perform a holistic and symbolic form of healing by drawing on the embedded beliefs of the indigenous peoples of South Africa, whom believe that ancestors in the after-life guide and protect the living. Traditional healers are called to heal, and through them it is believed that ancestors from the spirit world can give instruction and advice to heal illness, social disharmony and spiritual difficulties
It is believed that the spirits have the power to intervene in people’s lives who work to connect the sangoma to the spirits that are acting in a manner to cause affliction
Spirits are believed to use the human body as a battleground for their own conflicts. By using ngoma, the traditional healer believes they can create harmony between the spirits which is thought to bring an alleviation of the patient’s suffering
The spiritually curative medicines prescribed by a traditional healer are called muti. They may be employed in healing as warranted in the opinion of the herbal specialist or inyanga. Muti is a term derived from a Zulu word for tree. African traditional medicine makes extensive use of botanical products but the medicine prescribed by an inyanga may also include other formulations which are zoological or mineral in composition. Traditional medicine uses approximately 3,000 out of 30,000 species of higher plants of Southern Africa