Explore the history of slavery, emancipation, and prosperity in the village of Pniël.
Enjoy a guided walk through the heritage sites of the quaint village of Pniel. You’ll learn all about the history of the freed slaves that settled here after the abolition of slavery in 1843. This easy circular walk starts and ends at the Pniel museum and is presented by local guides.
Township and Village offers a range of unique and personal cultural experiences to social explorers seeking authentic local encounters. We enable visitors to see Stellenbosch through the eyes and hearts of its own people.
Expert community-based guides, leaders, non-profit representatives and local entrepreneurs share their first-hand knowledge and captivating stories of what it’s like to live, work and play in the communities surrounding Stellenbosch.
Visitors can discover the historical events that have shaped these communities over the decades, as well as the fascinating cultural melting pot whose energy you will feel in the streets as you explore and learn, with your enthusiastic guide leading the way.
Township and Village is a social enterprise, founded by the SEED Trust, with the objective to develop products and aid the entry of community-based tourism entrepreneurs into the formal Stellenbosch tourism economy. By booking with us, you are contributing directly to the economic growth and sustainability of the host community you are visiting.
The social enterprise is in partnership with Visit Stellenbosch, the official destination marketing organization, and forms a central part of the formal tourism sectors commitment to community-based tourism entrepreneurs.
Self-sustainable economic development is our central objective, and we are calling on schools, educational organizations, corporate companies and Stellenbosch residents to use our services and to support local economic development.