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We visited the Lesedi Cultural Village yesterday and truly enjoyed the experience. When you first enter, you view a film regarding the five cultures that make up Lesedi. The film itself is the greatest quality but the information provided is worth seeing. After the film,...More
This was a great experience, very educational. I just want to let people know that if you purchase a bundle - tour plus lunch- it costs R610 per person,however, if you just purchase the tour and pay for the buffet lunch separately it only costs...More
They have a summary program where they do a slide show, walk you around their examples of living quarters that vary within the 5 dominant native cultures. Pretty informative and then a spirited set of dance routines in traditional garb. Afterward the buffet is well...More
Lesedi Cultural Village was recommended as the place to visit before leaving South Africa. We went on a tour of the village and saw demonstrations of how the different tribes lived. We were also treated to shows of dancing and singing by very experienced entertainers....More
Short on time, we didn’t particularly get a chance to interact with the people, but staying in those tribal accommodations with the mod cons was a wonderful experience. Our rooms were in the Zulu enclave, with beehive style huts called iQukwane with straw roofs.
I would recommend starting with Lesedi Village to get a full understanding of the make-up of South Africa. Our guide was very knowledgeable and I got a good understanding of what tribes make up South Africa, their customs, dance and location.
We did not stay at the hotel. We had arranged for a guide who drove us there and we purchased the tickets once there. The festivities started around 11:30 or 12:00. While waiting for the events to start we shopped at the... More
We did not stay at the hotel. We had arranged for a guide who drove us there and we purchased the tickets once there. The festivities started around 11:30 or 12:00. While waiting for the events to start we shopped at the vendors that are situated on the grounds. At the start of the tour we first went into an auditorium where they showed a short film and then the village guide talked some about the village. The guide was great, very engaging. He then took us on a tour of the various African villages that were set up. At each village, the guide talked about the customs of the tribe, etc. Following this tour we went into another auditorium where we saw singing and dancing which was great - the performers were excellent. After which we went to the dining hall where we feasted on excellent African cuisine. We were probably there 4 hours and truly enjoyed - would highly recommend.
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Hello Shirley B, we did exactly that! We flew from Australia, arrived in J'Burg about 5:00am in the morning. We dropped our bags off at our accommodation (near OR Tambo Airport), showered, had breakfast, then got picked up... More
Hello Shirley B, we did exactly that! We flew from Australia, arrived in J'Burg about 5:00am in the morning. We dropped our bags off at our accommodation (near OR Tambo Airport), showered, had breakfast, then got picked up by our driver. We headed off to the Cradle of Humankind where we spent about 2.5 hours (including exploring the Sterkfontein Cave there). We then had lunch at the Lion and Safari Park in Kalkheuvel (en route to the Lesedi Cultural Village). We arrived at Lesedi late afternoon, then spent about 3 hours there taking in the cultural tour. And we also had dinner there. So yes, your plans are very achievable. Hope that helps!