Inanda Ntuzuma Kwa-Mashu (INK) Community Tourism Organisation
INK Tourism boasts the success of Inanda Heritage Route after which a variety of tourism offerings were developed in the INK area. Despite its apparent obscurity, this region has historical roots that run deep, as a place that experienced first-hand the injustices of apartheid, was the home of passive resistance and became an icon of the freedom struggle.
Dominating the area is the remarkable heritage of such famous persons as Mahatma Gandhi, John Langalibalele Dube, Isaiah Shembe, Pixley Seme, Daniel Lindley and George champion
In 1994, Nelson Mandela cast his vote in South Africa’s first democratic elections at Inanda’s Ohlange Institute, fitting given that the first president of the African National Congress, Dr John L. Dube, established this school in 1901.
Inanda Heritage Route trail starts in Phoenix Settlement, established in 1904 by Mahatma Gandhi. Here you can see Gandhi’s house and his International Printing Press and Museum. Next is Ohlange Institute, Dr Langalibalele Dube’s house – a national heritage site – and his grave.
Another educational institution on the trail is Inanda Seminary, the first secondary school for African girls. Finally, the route stops at Ebuhleni with a look at the elaborate rituals of the Shembe Church.
Combined with a visit to the picturesque Inanda Dam nearby, this makes for a fascinating day outing.