Lesedi Cultural Village was established in 1993. The vision – to provide an authentic showcase of the traditional cultures of some of the well known African tribes, who have their home in South Africa. Representatives of these tribes facilitated the design of the cultural villages to ensure an historically representative portrayal of the cultures, highlighting aspects of the traditional way of life. Members of these historic communities live at Lesedi and continue to breathe life into their fascinating cultures. Situated within the Cradle of Humankind, a visit to South Africa is incomplete without a visit to Lesedi – the cradle of living African culture. In an informative and entertaining way, Lesedi provides the visitor with a better understanding of the rich cultural background of the traditional peoples of South Africa. Lesedi has offered the pre-eminent African cultural experience in South Africa for the past 15 years. The opportunity to be immersed in the traditional richness of African Culture.
Arrive to a vibrant traditional African welcome and a refreshing welcome drink;
Browse the Ndebele village and craft market where Ndebele murals decorate the walls & courtyard;
Attend a multi-visual theatre presentation on the history and origin of our people;
Guests are divided into smaller groups and taken on a guided tour of our five homesteads: Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho, Ndebele and Pedi.
After a few drinks in the bar, guests and the families meet back in the Traditional Dance Boma for The Giant Ingoma – song and dance of all five villages. The dance culminates in communal dancing with the guests around the fire.
A Pan African Feast is served in the Nyama Choma restaurant with delicacies from North, East and South Africa.