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Lesedi Cultural Village and Cradle of Humankind Tour
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Lesedi Cultural Village and Cradle of Humankind Tour

By Shane Gouldie
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About
The Lesedi Cultural Village tour gives you a very good history and culture experience of the African people in South Africa. Visiting there homesteads and experiencing their dance, music and food is a fantastic adventure. The Dancing and singing is regarded as the best African entertainment in the area. For those who want to include a South African meal in the experience it's available after the tour. You can also purchase traditional goods and clothing made by the locals at reasonable prices. Meet “Mrs Ples”, the “Taung Child” and “Little Foot” at Maropeng museum. The Cradle of Humankind museum at Maropeng will showcase historical information on Fossils and the development of humans and our ancestors over the past million years. An educational tour into our past over millions of years .
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R 1 400,00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 9-90
Duration: 5–8 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free WIFI in Vehicle
What's not included
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Lesedi Cultural Village R 630 includes Lunch or Dinner, Cultural Tour, Dance Show
  • Lesedi Cultural Village R 450 Culture Tour and Dancing.
  • Entrance fee of R100 into the Maropeng Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Lesidi Cultural Village
  • Entry/Admission - The Cradle of Humankind


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    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 332490P12

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      Itinerary
      • You'll get picked up
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      • 1
        Lesidi Cultural Village
        Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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      • 2
        The Cradle of Humankind
        Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Shane Gouldie
        106
        South Africa
        Joined in December 2021
      • SaritDeb
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Guy Gouldie
        Booked this tour which unfortunately fell on a holiday. Instead Shane turned it around and showed us all the places around Pretoria that a tourist wont go - golf clubs, coffee shops, university campus. Really got to see the other side of the city. And he is a Great guy to talk to. Knows his stuff. We spent a few hours talking about random things such as cricket, coffee, beer, immigration, US politics and what not. Had a lovely time Shane. My mom and I agree on that and we would love to meet you again sometimes. Cheers!
        Written 5 April 2024
      • Tamara M
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent time with Shane
        Shane is an excellent tour guide. He is knowledgeable of the history of SA and we were able to learn a lot . He is easy to converse with and he makes you feel relaxed and at home. The tour package was very reasonable money wise and was very good. We ended the day eating dinner at a great restaurant and had a relaxing ride home.
        Written 3 April 2024
      • jaumbayeva
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        One more unforgettable day in South Africa
        Traveling by bike through the forest with Shane was an incredible adventure. The forests of South Africa are full of scenic landscapes, and the soft dirt trails are perfect for biking. Shane proved to be an excellent companion – he had a good sense of direction and kept our spirits high throughout the journey. One of the most memorable moments was the amazing feeling of unity with nature when we stopped to enjoy the silence of the forest and the birdsong. Thank you, Shane for an incredible Journey!!!
        Written 31 March 2024
      • 930rinai
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The history
        Nice tour, Shane is very friendly and nice person. The information/history that he told us about all the place so interesting. And yep, he took us to his fave coffee shop and the coffee was excellent 😊👍🏾 Thanks Shane
        Written 31 March 2024
      • jarvfisher
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour with a brilliant guide
        This was a fantastic tour which was made extra great by Shane who is a really nice guy and gives great insight into the history, the location and SA in general. I and the group had a great chat with Shane and it made the day. In regards to the location itself, Pretoria is definitely worth seeing. It may be lesser seen than Jo’burg but in my opinion, it is essential to visit the capital city and Shane’s your really brought it to life. Thank you mate!
        Written 28 March 2024
      • hga2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nature's power!
        Had the most amazing time! Shane is so knowledgeable and his love for the animals and the land is profound! And the aninals know it! Brearhtaking and humbling experience all at once, being so close to these powerful, beautiful animals. Thank you Shane, we will remember this day for a long long time! Gillian & Heleni, UK
        Written 26 March 2024
      • 546malcolmm
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great views and history of Pretoria with Shane
        This was a great tour , very informative and fun. Shane is a great tour guide very knowledgeable about the city of Pretoria and its history. I highly recommend this tour.
        Written 22 March 2024
      • JuttaGoettken
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Day Tour of Johannesburg
        This is an amazing tour if you’d like to learn more about Johannesburg and South Africa in general. The combination of apartheid museum, Soweto and South Africa’s gold mining history, gives you an in depth understanding of the recent history of this fascinating country. One of the few places in the world where you can actually go underground into an old gold mine and even more fascinating as you can see the technology which has been used to maintain the mine and extract and convert the extracted raw material into gold. Shane, your guide, is fun to be with and has deep knowledge about the country and its history. Definitely recommended!
        Written 20 March 2024
      • H8048LYians
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        He’s excellent
        Very communicative and fun to be with. He at one time was my camera guy. Had such a wonderful time with him. I’ll recommend him to anyone
        Written 20 March 2024
      • pattyn609
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Marvelous Day
        We loved the Tour! We actually were surprised in how many things we got to see, Shane is the kindness and most friendly tour guide we ever had! that Definetely we’ll reach him out once we come back to Joburg! Really recommended :)
        Written 6 March 2024
      • shulamitr2016
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great local guide!
        So happy we took this tour. The monument is great! Shane is a fun guide and took us around Pretoria, sharing with us personal experiences of growing up in SA.
        Written 5 March 2024
      • KaiChoo
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An amazing tour with a great view
        Really enjoyed my experience with Shane. He was punctual and communicated regularly to keep me updated pre tour on what was going on. Shane was very informative and had a plethora of stories to share about his life experiences. Safety was forefront of the trip and the accommodation and views were spectacular. Overall I would highly recommend this tour company as it caters for individuals and small groups and offers unique and fulfilling experiences!!
        Written 1 March 2024
      • lisacN2696YG
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An abundance of wildlife up close and personal
        This was such an incredible experience. I learned so much about the wildlife in South Africa and was so delighted that we were able to get so close to them. Especially the giraffes and the zebras! Shane really knows his way around these parts and was such a wonderful guide. He really caters to what you want.....like for instance I was hoping to have a coffee before the hike and boy did he deliver! We went to a local spot all the cyclists go to. It was such a cool place. Then off to our bushwalking adventure. After a bit of tracking we spotted the giraffe then slowly (and quietly) made our way toward them. What an amazing experience to be so close to them! Then we came across a dozen or so zebra and many different types of antelope (springbok, impala, and others I don't remember the names of). Continuing, we followed some of the mountain bike trails seeing all the different animal prints in the mud. There is such an abudance of wildlife in these parts! Later we had lunch on the river in a beautiful restaurant with wonderful food before ending our hiking adventure. You will not regret time spent with Shane on his tours. I am already planning more adventures with him when I return. Thank you Shane!
        Written 27 February 2024
      • Getaway62037724739
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience with a superb guide!
        Shane is a great guy, easy to talk to and knowledgable of the area. He adapted the cycling tour according to my level of fitness. Definitely a clear recommendation to book a toor with Shane!
        Written 18 February 2024
      • Trip34599350416
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An exceptional game drive experience
        "The tour was fantastic! Shane, our guide, was really friendly and knew so much about the animals we saw. It made the experience extra special and enjoyable."
        Written 17 February 2024
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      Sarah G
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Friends
      Shane and Shan, we’re awesome!! Very informative and made sure we were always looked after. Their hospitality and friendliness was reflected within their interactions with all the amazing people we met at Lecedi cultural village. Definitely would recommend and book again.
      Written 17 October 2023
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      Thank you Sarah. You won the hearts of the people at Lesedi and this old man. Travel and enjoy. I hope to see you in South Africa again. Shane
      Written 20 October 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jill C
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My 9yo and I are slow traveling south Africa and we signed up for this tour with Shane as a first intro to the evolution of ppl followed by an intro of the tribes of South Africa. Shane is a great guide and gave us insight into his country, answered our questions authentically, and recommended his favorite books on South Africa. My daughter wasnt a big fan of the a cradle due to sensory issues but we loved Lesedi Culture Village! She loved learning the congos, the dance performances, learning about each village and it's culture, and we loved lunch. My daughter who is very selective about what she eats actually tried fried crocodile and loved it! We enjoyed it time with Shane as our guide still much that we booked his Rhino & Lion park tour a couple of days later!
      Written 19 May 2023
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      Thanks Jill for the positive review. All the best to you and Cassie for the rest of your African tour. Travel safe. Shane
      Written 20 May 2023
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      Yohan T
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Friends
      Shane is an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable about the country and its heritage. We had such a a great time with him during the tour we booked that we have decided to do another one with him the next day. I definitely recommend him for any getaways. Don’t hesitate to contact him also, in case you want something a bit personalized! We had to do some arrangements and he was happy to do so!
      Written 5 July 2023
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      Hi Yohawn. Firstly you and your friends made my day. It was such an enjoyable and rewarding tour for me. This job of mine is the best in the world and people like you are the reason for my enjoyment. South Africa has so much to offer and it was a pleasure showing you guys around. Shane
      Written 6 July 2023
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      Jamie A
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Friends
      Shane was the best guide we could have hoped for. He had answers to all of our questions and was so knowledgeable and respectful of the cultural elements of the tour. He took photos of us and just made sure we were having a good time all around. I wish I booked more days with him to do other activities, but that’s all the more reason to come back to South Africa!
      Written 6 September 2023
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      Thanks guys for a fantastic review .Really appreciate. Look forward to seeing you back in South Africa. Safe travels.Shane
      Written 8 September 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      J L
      Auburn, ME2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Friends
      Shane was friendly informative and helpful. He took extra time to allow shopping at the tour site. He was great company during the meal and filled us in on life in the Bush. He gave tips and suggestions for the remainder of the trip. Would definitely recommend.
      Written 6 August 2023
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      Thanks Holly for taking the time to do a review. I had a great time with the Ladies. All the best . Shane
      Written 8 August 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Grace
      Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Shane is a very nice guide. I really enjoyed the tour.
      The cradle of humankind is suitable for parents with kids. The Lesedi is a good place for people to understand the main tribes in SA.
      Written 22 February 2024
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      Thank you Grace for taking the time to do a review.All the best. hope to see you again. Shane
      Written 23 February 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Navigator24746571999
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Couples
      It was wonderful day out. f you are in jo'burg, Shane is your go to guy for anything you want to know about SA or plan an outdoor activity in and around Jo'burg.
      Written 15 December 2023
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      Thank you Sumit for the fantastic review. Enjoy the rest of your tour and the cricket. All the Best Shane
      Written 16 December 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      laureafanega
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Solo
      Shane is a perfect guide!!! Very knowledgeable and helpful. Very friendly and professional person. Thank you!!!
      Written 7 December 2023
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      Thank you Laurea for taking the time to do a review. I look forward one day to taking your family on a tour in South Africa. ALL THE BEST. Shane
      Written 8 December 2023
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      Samantha B
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Shane was an awesome guide. He was happy to tailor my day to what suited me and also made suggestions based on what I was interested in. He was very knowledgeable and great company. I can't recommend him enough!
      Written 17 August 2023
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      Hi Samantha. It was great meeting you and hopefully we will meet again. Thanks for the cool review. All the best . Shane
      Written 18 August 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Flying Fish
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Friends
      Shane our tour guide was amazing! He introduced us to the locals and taught us about their cultures. I would give the tour an A and our guide an A+.
      Written 8 August 2023
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      Thank you Thomas. I had a great time with you guys. Coenjani
      Written 8 August 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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