From loin-cloth to jeans
02 July 2018 | Tourism
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.