We have a mission – we support artisans in countries where we can have a positive effect on the rate of unemployment. Every purchase of a product from Thumbprint Artifacts impacts these artisan’s lives by helping them to support their family and build self-respect. As these craftswomen and men are from South Africa, we feel there is no better way for our customers to understand the contribution that they make, than to provide an opportunity to visit the artisans at work in their own country. So we put together a programme called ‘Taste of the Cape’ African Adventure that we feel does just that! The tour; March 10 – 18, 2016, is a unique journey that promises to be one of discovery, enlightenment, and most importantly – enjoyment!
I live in the Western Cape of South Africa, so this bespoke trip comes from local knowledge. The excursion is planned during late summer in the Cape, but winter in the States, therefore the only difficult part of planning it was trying not to put too much in each day so there was not only a real ‘Taste of the Cape’, but also time to relax and enjoy the South African sunshine and beaches!
The itinerary includes travel in and around Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape Point, a township visit to Langa, through the Overberg country side to ocean view Arniston, and ending the tour in Stellenbosch, the heart of the Cape Winelands. During the 8-day adventure, our small group will visits three of the artisans that we support. You will have the chance to see the workshops and meet the artisans to hear their stories for yourself.
There is very limited space available in order to provide a more intimate experience. If you wish to receive a detailed itinerary with costs as well as a trip brochure, please drop me a note on firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can ring my colleague, Becky Cox (who lives in the States!) on our toll free number 800 957 1105. But best to it today as we need to finalise the group by the end of September. It would be great to have you join us! Cheers, Kris