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The Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San

The Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San is the first Living Museum of Namibia. It is a cultural highlight in Namibia as well as a good example for a sustainable development.

The presentation of traditional San-culture

The Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San gives visitors an interesting insight into the life of the friendly San. The Living Museum is an authentic open-air museum where guests can learn a lot about the traditional culture and the original way of living of the San. The Ju/'Hoansi bushmen demonstrate and describe everything with great dedication and the guide translates into english. Almost every offered programm is interactive, because it is also great fun for the Ju/'Hoansi when the visitors try to shoot an arrow, experience the special Ju/'Hoansi rope skipping or try to sing a an original song.

You won't forget a visit of the Living Museum

The Living Museum of the Ju/'HoansiThe Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi

Traditional culture

The Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San was initiated by the Namibian tour guide Werner Pfeifer and the teacher Ghau N!aici from Grashoek. Since July 2004 the ju/'Hoansi run their museum completely on their own. The Living Museum - the Ju/'Hoansi call it /Xao-o Ju/'Hoansi-Ga (the life of the Ju/'Hoansi) - consists of several huts, but actually this is only the surrounding of the open-air Museum: the San focus on showing their original lifestyle. They present the old, almost forgotten culture in traditional dresses in the midst of their reconstructed "nomad-village" from the ancient days. The San of the Living Museum set a high value on presenting the hunter-gatherer culture as authentic as possible.

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Campsite

Under the shades of majestic Mangetti trees right next to the Living Museum you will find a beautiful camp site. Three sites are available, each with a dry toilet, bucket shower and braai facilities. The rates are N$ 50.00 per person. Water and Fire wood is available. 

Map

Juhoansi Map

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