Camissa is an indigenous Khoisan word describing the area around Table Bay known as the City Bowl today. It means “The place of sweet waters”, derived from the fountains, springs and streams originally found around Table Mountain.
Camissa was launched in 2006 by Khonaye and Samantha as true “Black owned and managed South African” company, focussing on Townships Tours. We do not do poverty tours, rather our tours focus on the people who live in the Townships, their daily lives, culture, traditions, norms and customs.
Camissa has impeccable BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) credentials. We are 100% Black owned and managed. Samantha and Khonaye have lived in the Townships around Cape Town for years and they personally conduct our tours. In addition to guiding, Khonaye and Samantha have their hands full with our sales effort, building relationships with the distribution channel in Cape Town and abroad.
Our credo is quality and sustainability. Quality of your township experience, booking experience and administrative experience.
For us sustainability means minimal environmental interference, and maximum participation by Township residents.
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About Khonaye Tuswa
My Name is Khonaye Tuswa. I was born in the rural Eastern Cape this is were I took my first step in life and started my first formal education with the guidance care and comfort of my late grandmother
About Samantha Mtinini
My name is Samantha, I was given the name when I was young and don’t even remember who gave the name to me, and this name became popular more than my African name even though I don’t look like Samantha or feel like her but well this is my name.