The San people (also known as bushmen) are Africa’s earliest inhabitants. They are a group of African tribes spread across southern Africa, and some tribes lived as hunter-gatherers until very recently. The men would hunt in a group with bows and arrows, clubs, and traps, while the women would gather roots and various fruits). The San are a nomadic people, living in make-shift huts built with local bramble, to provide shade in the sparsely-wooded landscape.
Here in the Gardens:
This is an open cooking hut (kookskerm), inspired by those used by the San cattle herders. The frame is built of buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata), planted right across from the hut.