Our adventure with @greencorridors continues 🤸🏾♂️ The Mahatma Gandhi Settlement, from where Gandhi lead his passive resistance movement is also home to the first printing press for the Indian Opinion and has been transformed into an excellently mapped out museum. We also hit the streets for a walking tour (of course 🦶🏾) to discover the history of the Bambayi community. The settlement has always played a role in promoting spiritual and political peace, justice and equality.
🥳Fun factor: This adventure was captivating and incredibly informative. One can’t help but marvel at the fortitude and determination of these past leaders and be inspired by their resilience.
🏋🏾♀️Fitness level: n/a
👧🏾 Suitability for kids: better suited for older kids who will be able to appreciate the information being relayed and the significance thereof.
💸Cost: the Gandhi settlement is a museum open to the public, and free if you go as a walk in. If you prefer to do it as part of a full Freedom Footsteps tour, contact @greencorridors for different package prices.
🤩 What we loved most:
– We loved learning of the rich historically significant role that Gandhi played in South Africa’s journey. While we all know of Gandhi, we learned so much more about his family, his values and his impact. We even got to sit in his favourite meditation and for a minute imagine what his world may have looked like from that perspective.
– An added bonus was being able to buy amagwinya (#vetkoek #zuluburger) on our walking tour through eNanda. Confession – we stopped not once but twice for amagwinya 🤫 😋
In short: This walking tour will not just get you outside but it will also empower you about our country’s history. In telling Gandhi’s significant story, the museum is honest about his initial prejudice towards black Africans & they do well to journal the evolution of his perspectives and growth of his impact both nationally and internationally once he left South Africa.
Mahatma Gandhi Settlement