From loin-cloth to jeans

02 July 2018 | Tourism

When you intend visiting the Fiume Bush Camp, which is situated north-east of Grootfontein, do not expect to find bushmen sticking to their original way of life - they are not and nobody pretends otherwise. It is however a show designed to provide visitors with an understanding of what used to be, and thereby place the past into context with the here and now. Therefore, when taking part in the Bushwalk, you will be treated to some extraordinary acting skills, when the bushman hunter and the accompanying interpreter take you on a well-staged hunting trip, which is just one of the intriguing experiences. These San-people however do not stop engaging as soon as they have shown off their history and previous way of life. No, they heed you welcome into their current abode and show you how they make a living under current circumstances.

Apart from that, the owner and manager of the camp, Jörn Gressmann, takes the time of answering questions, providing additional information about the history of these folks, while pondering about their future, which at times seems bleak. One question becomes central as a result of this open approach: Are the re-enactments of these San-people able to convince their own children of what used to be, causing them to stick to their traditions? Will the young people remain committed towards keeping this living museum in place and acting out a past, which they have not experienced themselves?

Especially because of the doubtful future outlook, it seems no more than right, that one also takes a look at the past. A past of a people, which as part of their amazing characteristics were able to lead a nomadic lifestyle, which left no marks on mother-nature. A people, whose family bonds and interdependency have survived the initial onslaught of modern life and who now need to face the future. And thus the visitor will be confronted by many exciting and insightful experiences.

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