Ju/'Hoansi Living Museum
The Living Museum of the Ju/Hoansi is situated in the small village Grashoek, about halfway between Grootfontein and Tsumkwe, north of the the C44. The Living Museum is the first Living Museum of Namibia. It is a highlight in tourism in Namibia as well as a good example for a sustainable development of the Bushmen community.
Traditional San Culture
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 Ju/Hoansi-San (Bushmen). The Living Museum works as a traditional school for the Bushmen and a communal business for everyone in the whole village. Almost as successful as the Museum itself is the nearby craftshop where visitors can buy ostrich jewellery and other traditional souvenirs at reasonable prices.
Spend the night under Mangetti trees
You can spend the night at the basic Bushcamp close to the Living Museum. There is no water and no electricity just the atmosphere of the African bush in the Kalahari Desert.
Hunting, tracking, collecting bush food, starting a fire the Ju/Hoansi-way, preparing snares and ropes
Singing and dancing ...
... around a fire.
Crafts in the village
The main focus is on starting a fire, preparing snares and ropes, making crafts and Ju/Hoansi jewelry, making bows, arrows and quivers, cooking and tasting the traditional bush food
The „modern“ Grashoek
Experience the village where the Ju/Hoansi live today.