Ohlange Urban Walk


“To teach the brain to learn, the heart to understand and the hands to serve.”
~ JL Dube
We’ve discovered that a walking tour is a great way to learn history and culture while keeping active. Ohlange – “where nations come together”. This tour takes you through Inanda, home to Ohlange Institute which was founded by John L Dube, the first president of the African National Congress. It is an inspiring and energising excursion to Dube’s monument, museum, past the Institute, his second home and then to the streets of Inanda.

📍Ohlange Institute, Inanda

🥳Fun factor: another eye-opening and insightful day trip, we walked away from this one energised, inspired and enlightened.

🏋🏾‍♀️Fitness level: For everyone. These are well experienced guides who know how to temper their pace to suit the audience.

👧🏾 Suitability for kids: more suitable for older children who will appreciate the significance of the history being shared.

💸Cost: as a walk in you can visit Ohlange Institute free of charge. Alternatively, organise a guided & more comprehensive Heritage Tour with @greencorridors . Contact them directly for pricing. It’s worth it.

🤩 What we loved most:
– It was inspirational & grounding. Learning more about the extent to which our forefathers went to empower communities and build this democracy is nothing short of remarkable.
– A walking tour is a great way to learn history while being active. We love that the tour takes you into the streets of Inanda and that it is guided by people who live in the community. Sanele and Mlungisi were both knowledgeable and affable, and we felt extremely grateful to be in their charge.

🚦 Did you know? Inanda has more history per square centimetre than anywhere else in South Africa~ @visitsouthafrica

That’s why this is a #mustdo day trip!

In short: Known as the “cradle of democracy in South Africa”, Inanda is a worthwhile trip for all South Africans. In fact, it would be great if all schools in KZN (at least) included it as part of their Life Orientation curriculum. That said, one never stops learning. Get outside. Be inspired.