Discover the earliest forms of patterns and symbols
On your road trip, look out for an opportunity to experience an authentic riel dance, a cultural expression of courtship rituals, animal antics and joyous jive moves practiced by descendants of San and Khoi people. The dance form has in recent years enjoyed an exciting revival among young and old.
The most famous riel dance group is Die Nuwe Graskoue Trappers from the small Cedeberg settlement of Wupperthal. The troupe has enjoyed immense success on the international cultural stage, including winning several gold medals at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles in 2015.
Have a look at the group’s Facebook page to see where they are performing – or find out from a local tourist office – and immerse yourself in a joyous riel dance to feel a profound sense of our common humanity.