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Lesedi Cultural Village

Lesedi Cultural Village

Lesedi Cultural Village

Lesedi Cultural Village (Portion 198 Of Farm no 493, Lanseria) — If you want to get an idea of traditional South African culture, then the Lesedi multi cultural village, less than an hour’s drive north of Johannesburg and set amongst rocky hills and bushveld, is a perfect outing.

 

Lesedi, which is seSotho for ‘light’, was initiated in 1995 as a tourist attraction and today features five traditional dwellings, each representing a South African culture: Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Ndebele. There are two 3-hour tours, one in the morning and one late afternoon, which is definitely the more preferable because of the atmosphere the traditional singing and dancing session, held in the boma right at the end of the tour, creates at night. Admission: Day visitor R400 with full cultural experience, dance and lunch; Dance and lunch; dance and dinner R250 p/p.

 

Lesedi Cultural Village is on the R512 (the Lanseria Road) north of Johannesburg (and West of Pretoria) on the main route to Sun City and Hartbeespoort Dam. Call Lesedi for more details: +27 12 205 1394