The Awakening: PaintUp with Kamamma


PaintUp Kamamma is an innovative project, developed with the community to create a sustainable, thriving tourist economy in South Africa’s Melkhoutfontein community. For this we utilize art, storytelling, re-enactment of history, humanity and cultural awakening. It is a ground breaking project of joining hands globally to facilitate development, restoration, beautification and development of crafters using crafts from resources in the community.

The area in which this community lives, is a world treasure for its important cultural history — the nearby Blombos Cave is home to the earliest known evidence of humankind as artists. It is time for the community of Melkhoutfontein to immerse themselves in their culture and history to reach for the dream they believed in which Nelson Mandela envisaged: ‘A better life for all’.

Artists have the unique ability to break down cultural barriers and ignite positive change with their creative approaches to communication and self-expression. Dreamcatcher volunteers have over the years left a lasting legacy in the communities they have volunteered with us. This project is about joining hands with the community of Melkhoutfontein to create the opportunity for a future of improved quality of life.

We invite you to join hands to facilitate the cultural awakening of Melkhoutfontein. With your help we can do it!

All experiences we offer are 100% owned and managed by local entrepreneurs. Dreamcatcher trains its suppliers intensively and helps to calculate market-related and fair prices for their products. We ensure that community-based suppliers receive 100% of the price they quote. 

  • 1 Day
  • No age restriction
  •  Melkhoutfontein, South Africa
Location:South Africa
Visa:Free Tourist Visa on Arrival
Currency:South African Rand
Language:English, Afrikaans & many more!
  • Experienced and registered tour guide
  • Paint-Up Kamamma lunch
  • Learn about the Bushman cultures 
  • VAT & Tourism levies of 15%
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses