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Umtata is a Madiba country. It is an Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. It was the capital of Transkei which is a nominally independent but not internationally recognized Southern African Republic and was reincorporated into South Africa in 1994. Located on the Umtata River, this part of the country remains steeped in old traditions with its neoclassical architecture where men and women still wear traditional dresses, carry jars of water on their heads and domestic animals dawdle along the roadsides. It is now part of the Nelson Mandela Museum and containing a number of gifts given to him by other countries when he was a president. So if you want to explore a destination which has its own unique charm and take you back in the bygone era then don’t miss a chance to book a flight to Umtata and enjoy a great holiday trip.
You must start your sightseeing trip to Umtata with a visit to Nelson Mandela Museum. Officially opened in the year 2000 ten years after his release from prison in 1990 it will take you to an inspiring tour through the life of world famous leader Nelson Mandela. The museum incorporates three sites- the Bhunga Building in Mthatha, the spiritual Mvezo where Mandela was born and Qunu, his childhood village. Spend some time at Mthatha Plaza, a small shopping mall where you will find small shops and food stores. Another shopping venue that will attract visitors especially the youngsters is the Circus Triangle which s quite busy and popular where the scholars are banned during their school hours. You surely love to visit the Collywobbles Vulture Colony the sheer cliffs of Mbashe gorge in rural Mthatha on the Mbashe River which play host to a colony of Cape vultures who apparently lived and bred here since the late 1890s.
Do visit the Hluleka Nature Reserve which is described as the piece of heaven on earth is a rough drive from Umtata lies along a particular tranquil part of the coast, south east of Mthatha on route 61. It is a combination of impressive coast line and splendid forest reserves of Congwane Mtombo and Ndabeni Hluleka. You surely amazed by the natural wonder the Hole in the Wall at Coffee Bay which is a unique structure with a huge detached cliff which has a giant opening carved through centre by the waves. Enjoy your day at Coffee Bay Beach that stretches from the mouth of the Nenga River and is backed by dramatic cliffs and grassy hills. The coastline is fantastic for day walks, hiking and horse riding trips. Among all the hikers enjoy the spectacular Hole in the Wall offshore rock stack. If you don’t want to miss all this fun and much more then fly to Umtata now and you surely enjoy a great holiday trip.
Airlines that connect Umtata to the United Kingdom are South African Airways, Lufthansa, British Airways and Multiple Airlines. You can get the flights from the London Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick Airports. So if you are looking for cheap flights to Umtata from the United Kingdom rest assured we offer you the best deals.
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