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Lesedi Cultural Village

Location: Gauteng, Lanseria

Lesedi is a multicultural village set amongst the pristine bushveld and rocky hills less than an hour’s drive north of Johannesburg.

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Lesedi Cultural Village


Lesedi is a multicultural village set amongst the pristine bushveld and rocky hills less than an hour’s drive north of Johannesburg. Situated at Lesedi are four traditional homesteads – The Zulus with their fighting sticks and cozy beehive huts, The Xhosa with their perfectly thatched rondawels and distinctive white blankets, the rhythmic drums and whistles of The Pedi tribe and the conical straw hats and thick, colored blankets of The Basotho.

Families peacefully living their traditional lives inhabit each homestead at Lesedi. Additional huts for each village have been constructed in each homestead offering the unique opportunity of staying with a traditional rural African family – however, all home comforts have been catered for including cozy beds and beautiful bathrooms with showers, hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. There is a guided tour of the four ethnic homesteads – Zulu, Basotho, Xhosa and Pedi.

The guests are treated to a Pan African Buffet in the Nyama Choma Restaurant. After dinner Guests are invited to gather round the fire outside the bar for a cultural surprise.

This entertainment starts off with some "Mamba Juice", a unique Lesedi potion accompanied by Storytelling, Participative Singing and Dancing or simply an opportunity to gather more information regarding the myths and traditions of the people of South Africa.

If time permits, a shopping experience of a lifetime awaits every visitor in the vibrant, living Ndebele craft market and Curio shop with its decorative walls and courtyards before departing.

Activities Within close proximity you''ll find: Hartbeespoort Dam with an abundance of activities which include game drives, walking trails, guided Anglo-Boer history tours, craft markets, horse-riding, bird-watching, tennis, bowls and two excellent golf courses as well as a scenic cableway ride to the top of the Magaliesberg, and aquarium, bird-park and local zoo.


 


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