Experience the Art-beat of Limpopo through the Ribola artists, crafters and musicians. The Ribola Art Route in Mbokota, near Elim, Limpopo, personifies the true African spirit – a melting pot of Tsonga, Venda and Shangaan cultures. Ribola celebrates this authentic rhythm through art, music and the age-old African tradition of story-telling. Scratch below the surface and you will find the symbology in the rich cultural wealth of sculptors, musicians and artists in dramatic scenic environments. Out of a maze of thatched roofs looms a four-metre-high beast – a creature with six breasts, grasping arms and snarling fangs. Have you stumbled into some bizarre mythological world? Then you spot the mermaid peering out of the mielies, the young sculptors carving their work under shady grape-vines. Here you can connect to Limpopo and the rhythmical heartbeat of Africa through authentic immersive experiences – make your own batik cloth or clay pot, discover how to recycle tins into beautiful jewellery, learn how to coax the story out of wood or try to play the marimba. Meet inspiring people doing amazing things and feel like a local on the Ribola Art Route.
Book an experience or simply visit the artists and crafters on a half day, full day or several day tour, designed to suit your interests or your pocket.