Nyani Cultural Village
Nyani Cultural Village
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Feel the rhythm of the African heart beat with the sound of the beating drums, in the colorful tribal dances and tastes of traditional aromatic African food. Awaken your senses at the Nyani Cultural Village.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Frances S
Barnstaple, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
This place and it's talented performers touched me deeply. I not only learned a great deal but was moved by the entire experience. Do NOT come to the Hoedspruit area without planning a visit to Nyani Cultural Village & Roots of Rhythm.
Written 9 November 2014
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Mitziedog
Leicester, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
First always phone the attraction before visiting .They no longer run it every day as some of the websites advertise. We were picked up from our safari lodge to go to this absolutely fabulous show about the Shangaan tribe. I play the Djembe and wanted to see a traditional group using these type of drums. I wasn't disappointed. The performers were astounding. Quickly changing costumes through out the show singing, dancing even including a bit of comedy when the Scots in their kilts came on. After the show we walked down to the Nyali village where there was a bit more storytelling and then the traditional meal, which we thoroughly enjoyed. I did pass on the Mopani worms. I would highly recommend this show, and stay for the meal.
Written 18 May 2014
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Robyn S
Risca, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
As a trip of degree students looking to have a fully immersive experience I am always wary of these shows. BUT...the setting is beautiful. There was a warm and friendly welcome. The show was energetic, fun, educational and memorable. We were even invited to 'bust a few moves' at the end which students loved (so did staff secretly!) The explanation of village life afterwards and the meal was a great touch. The village is not sold as where the people actually live but as a genuine mock-up and I really appreciated this. After the food we inadvertently found ourselves with various drums and Niko, one of the performers, tutored a load of our students in drumming and rhythm keeping. Again, a storming success and no one wanted to leave! Thanks for a fab day.
Written 4 March 2014
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Catherine W
Oxford, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We visited Nyani village on our first morning in Africa - what a start! So much energy, creativity and musicality. We loved it! The experience took us through the history of various tribes, the importance of the 'village' and community and gave us a taste of African tribal life.
Despite the rain (it really didn't matter) we had a brilliant, brilliant time. The staff, especially Maureen and Basil, were so kind and helpful and the food was great.
I thoroughly recommend this show.
Written 24 April 2019
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Oh Catherine I have goosebumps, thank you so very much. It is always so important that our guests leave happy. I will share this with my team and truly appreciate your feedback. It is good to know you are home safely. What a beautiful review, thank you so much. From my heart, Maureen
Written 25 April 2019
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Audra B
Melville, NY70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We were looking for authenticity, this is a recreation of a village...they tell you the history of the peoples of the recreated village, but these are not authentic people living in an authentic village living an authentic life. ALthough the show was good, food was eh (skip lunch) the village Wart Hog was a treat.
Written 13 September 2017
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Hello Audra, I am so sorry you were not informed in advance that we are not a grass roots experience.Our Nyani Cultural Village is designed to tell the history of the local Tribes; Their journeys, challenges and conflicts, through story telling, song and dance. For anyone reading this review it is essential that you know that all the Tribal Villages used for Tourism, are not actually inhabited by residents. I sincerely do not want future guests to have expectations and to leave disappointed because they were misled. Our Nyani Cultural Village Experience is educational, entertaining and informative. It is based on historical facts and hopefully brings to life the culture and customs of the local tribes in a safe and authentic setting. Please do not hesitate to contact me +27 83 785 5354 for more information.
Written 17 February 2018
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celticantique
Western NY State83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Our time at Nyani was terrific!! We were there with a group of Rotary Exchange students and they were well into the singing and dancing. The performers, in a small village setting, put on an energetic and engaging show, telling of the migration and history of their tribe into the area, demonstrating customs and village life (one young man from the group got "married"), and helping us to understand their culture. It was delightfully entertaining and informative. At the end, we had a meal prepared by the women, eaten with fingers, and I actually tried one of the famous Mopani worms! The enthusiasm of the performers was catching and everyone ended up singing and dancing! This was a recommendation by the Lodge, and it was fine advice!
Written 23 August 2017
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Ivan L
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
This is a must for anyone visiting the Kruger area. It is under-priced and over delivers.
The energy and enthusiasm of the performers would not be out of place on a West End stage and the visit to the village is informative and fun.
To give you some idea of how good this experience it is my two kids (9 and 12) rated this show as better than riding,brushing and meeting elephants earlier the same day!!

I cannot recommend this highly enough, it has to be one of the hidden gems in the area.

Perfect!!
Written 2 January 2017
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Caryn B
Hoedspruit4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
The passion, enthusiasm and enjoyment of the dancers is infectious, loads of rhythm and energy! Recommended for everyone.
Written 10 October 2016
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jackie-s
Noumea, New Caledonia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
Our family really enjoyed the cultural show at the Nyani Cultural Village. The performers were all very enthusiastic and welcoming and made a wonderful event, even with a small audience. The dances, songs, custumes are authentic and all tell a story. There was interaction with the visitors, both during the show (drumming, dancing) and during the village tour, where the stories were told of marriages and daily lives in the tribal villages. We also had a very delicious lunch, in the traditional way. Some cooked worms are part of it - which you may or may not try. It is a show to be visited! Personally I found it difficult to find out how to book a show, but Maureen Lahoud is the person to contact. She is an excellent coordinator and quick to respond. maureenlahoud@gmail.com / +27 83 785 5354
Written 23 May 2016
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LauraRWinchester
Kalkan, Türkiye12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
We booked this show, hoping to see some African dancing and we got a whole lot more!
What amazing energy these young people put into the show. One would have thought it was the first time that they had done this - They put everything into it and was amazing.
This is a MUST if you are in the area!
Written 16 November 2015
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