THINGS TO DO

Whether you’re an adventure seeker or keen to learn the ways of the Xhosa people, Engcobo has an array of attractions and activities to make for a memorable experience.

CULTURAL TOURISM

HISTORY & HERITAGE

NATURAL BEAUTY

CULTURAL TOURISM

Traditional Dance – Engcobo boasts a number of traditional dance groups. Dancing is an integral part of Xhosa custom and certain events call for different dances. Umngungqo is a traditional dance performed by elderly women; umtshotsho is performed by boys and girls; while intlombe is performed by young men and women. Visitors can expect to be in awe of the beautiful beaded outfits and face paintings that form part of the culture.

Crafters – Beads are an expression of cultural values in Xhosa tradition. Marvel at the magnificent and locally produced imibhaco (traditional garments) and add matching beadwork to go with. Engcobo has truly talented crafters who ensure that their skills are passed down to the next generation.

Cultural Festivals – Be part of the Ubuntu Bethu Cultural Festival, an annual event hosted in Engcobo that showcases the Xhosa culture in all its splendor. Witness the coming together of song and dance as people of all ages come together in celebration of their ethnicity.