Lesedi Cultural Village

Description

Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village offers the opportunity of experiencing the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa. Located in the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the village is only a 45-minute drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The multi-cultural village features five traditional homesteads each inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes that live according to the tribal folklore and traditions of its ancestors.

The Zulus with their sticks and cosy beehive huts, the Xhosa with their perfectly thatched rondawels and distinctive white blankets, the Pedi with their rhythmic drums and whistles, the conical straw hats and brightly coloured blankets of the Basotho and the Ndebele with their beautifully painted homes will reveal a way of life not readily encountered in the South African urban centres.

Rooms are built in the traditional style but with modern conveniences, enabling guests to stay overnight to experience the lifestyle of a traditional rural African family without forfeiting comfort.

Meals are a culinary feast and are enjoyed in a stylish decorated restaurant offering an exotic buffet serving ethnic dishes and a carvery.

Special cultural programmes consisting of an audio-visual presentation on the history and origins of the various ethnic groups, guided tours and tribal dance displays, introducing guests to the multi-cultural lifestyle of the inhabitants of Lesedi.

Enjoy the spirit of Ubuntu at this unique cultural venue where the music, song and warmth of Africa’s hospitality await you and the crafts and lifestyle of her people will enthral you.

Nyama Choma Resaurant is divided into three sections. 'South Africa' has murals reflecting the nine tribes of South Africa. 'East Africa' features murals of the Masai, the statusque people of the East. 'North Africa – The Serengeti' offers the Nile Room, where you sit crossed legged on floor cushions at low tables and smoke hubbly-bubbly’s! The Fundudzi bar is situated next to the restaurant where overnight guests can relax.

After a fun-filled day, rest your head in one of five traditional homesteads where families of the Pedi, Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele live in the traditional rural way, all nestling in pristine Bushveld. Additional guestrooms for each village have been constructed in the five homesteads offering the unique opportunity of staying with a traditional rural African family – however, all home comforts have been catered for. These include cosy beds and beautiful en suite bathrooms, equipped with all modern conveniences.

The Monati (lunch) and Boma (dinner) cultural experiences are two and a half hour programs starting at 11:30am and 16:30pm. Guests are taken to the Ndebele village where a welcome by all the people of Lesedi takes place. The program begins with a multi-visual presentation on the history and origins of today’s rainbow nation, followed by a guided tour of the five homesteads. Guests are escorted to the Boma for traditional singing and dancing – a very participative affair!

Lesedi Cultural Village Map

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Accommodation near Lesedi Cultural Village

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R5,000
1 night, 2 adults

Pebble Lane

Sleeps 10 Pecanwood Estate Self-catering in Pecanwood Estate
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No. 3 Pecanwood Golf Estate

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8.08km from Lesedi Cultural Village

We offer self-catering accommodation in a spacious house set in a quiet golf estate. The house is id...

from R4,000
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Accommodation 4 Golfers

Sleeps 8 Pecanwood Estate Private Home, Pecanwood Estate Self-catering in Pecanwood Estate
8.14km from Lesedi Cultural Village

We offer self-catering accommodation in a spacious house set in a quiet golf estate. The house is id...

from R800
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Harties Guest House

Sleeps 14 Hartbeespoort Guest House, Hartbeespoort Self-catering, Hartbeespoort Bed and Breakfast in Hartbeespoort
8.53km from Lesedi Cultural Village

Harties Guest House is nestled in Meerhof, Hartbeespoort, just 45 km from Pretoria and Johannesburg....

from R950
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Stornoway Lodge

Sleeps 38 Lanseria Lodge, Lanseria Self-catering, Lanseria Bed and Breakfast in Lanseria
8.62km from Lesedi Cultural Village

Situated a mere five minutes north of Lanseria Airport and bordering the Cradle of Humankind World H...

from R5,000
1 night, 2 adults

Pecanwood Accommodation

Sleeps 10 Pecanwood Estate Self-catering in Pecanwood Estate
8.69km from Lesedi Cultural Village

This luxurious five-bedroom self-catering house is ideally located on the Pecanwood Golf and Country...

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from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Casa Con Vista

Sleeps 12 Hartbeespoort Bed and Breakfast in Hartbeespoort
8.75km from Lesedi Cultural Village

Casa Con Vista is a luxurious getaway in the Magaliesberg Mountains, with tranquil scenery overlooki...

from R660
1 night, 2 adults

Lanseria Country Estate

Sleeps 25 Lanseria Guest House, Lanseria Self-catering, Lanseria Bed and Breakfast in Lanseria
9.12km from Lesedi Cultural Village

Lanseria Country Estate is set on a peaceful country estate, a mere 3 km from Lanseria Airport, in t...

from R2,500
1 night, 2 adults

22 Fish Eagle

Sleeps 8 Broederstroom Self-catering in Broederstroom
9.37km from Lesedi Cultural Village

22 Fish Eagle is a lovely four-bedroom house located in the Pecanwood Golf Estate, on the banks of t...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Meerhof Lodge

Sleeps 30 Hartbeespoort Dam Lodge in Hartbeespoort Dam
9.42km from Lesedi Cultural Village

Meerhof Lodge is a charming four star guest lodge with self catering cottages. Beautiful views over ...

 
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