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The Lesedi Cultural Village

Lesedi, which is ‘light’ in seSotho, was founded in 1995 as a tourist magnet and today is a permanent home to five South African cultural families (Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Ndebele). Each of these families lives here permanently, looking after cows, chickens and tourists, and tours through their homes offer interesting cross-cultural comparisons of the customs and social organisation of the different cultures.

If you want to get an idea of traditional South African culture, then the Lesedi cultural village, is a perfect outing. There are two 3-hour tours, one in the morning and one late afternoon. After the tour, you get the Pan African Buffet in true African style offered by Nyama Choma restaurant, after which you will be invited to gather around a fire to share in some ‘mamba juice’, a unique Lesedi drink with all other visitors, before the story telling and singing and dancing begin.

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