Lesedi Cultural Village
Enjoy an authentic African experience
Located less than an hour from the city in the heart of the African bushveld set amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site.
Lesedi Cultural Village is unique. Expect an excellent and authentic African experience in the country, one that provides warmth, depth and insight into South Africa’s colourful diversity of cultures.
Listen to the traditional music being played and the fascinating stories told by the people of Lesedi.
- Upon a arrival you will be welcomed by the people of Lesedi.
- Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting 5 traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors.
- Hear fascinating stories told, about their individual cultures and rituals of daily life.
- Enter the Ingoma – the dance boma, and enjoy a local South African tribal get-together experiencing some traditional dancing.
This is followed by an African feast (optional).
After the traditional dance we head to the Nyama Choma restaurant. Nyama Choma stands for Great African Feast. And that’s exactly what you will experience! There is an extensive choice of African dishes, including Crocodile and Ostrich.
Where the term "Rainbow Nation" originated
When South African icon Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu first christened South Africa the “Rainbow Nation”, he was referring particularly to its peoples and their varying cultures. From Zulu people to those of Xhosa origin, to the Afrikaners, the English and the Coloured people of the Cape, South Africa has a rich diversity of people and cultures and 11 official languages. Lesedi Cultural Village is one of the best tourist attractions in South Africa, allowing visitors to really explore the glorious diversity of the people of this land.
There’s a craft market for last-minute curios and handmade local arts and crafts.
First show: 11:30am – 13:30pm/14:30pm (with lunch) (please not this is not the departure time from your Hotel)
Second show: 16:30pm – 18:30pm/19:30pm (with dinner) (please not this is not the departure time from your Hotel)