Guests at Shamwari Private Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth will soon be able to enjoy insights into the ancient skills and wisdom of San hunter-gatherers during guided bush walks.
Renowned Ju/’hoansi trackers from Nyae Nyae in remote northeast Namibia will be teaming up with Shamwari guides to offer something really special. The Ju/'hoanis are the last of the San people in Southern Africa who still command the full suite of hunter-gatherer skills.
They track and hunt with bow and poisoned arrow, and the fittest among them engage in persistence hunting – pursuing an animal until it drops from exhaustion.
Only a handful of trackers across the Kalahari Basin have been accredited as Indigenous Masters, the highest possible level of accomplishment.