Aha Lesedi Cultural Village

Aha Lesedi Cultural Village

R512 Portion 198 Of Farm No 493, Kalkheuvel 1739 South Africa
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Hut 4 in Zulu village
Room & Suite (29)
beautifully decorated restaurant
Dining (12)
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4.5
#1 of 1 lodge in Kalkheuvel
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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SiphoNdlovu wrote a review Feb 2020
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got the value for money as we were warmly welcomed and we chose the location we wanted. During our stay we were respected and treated as other special guests.
We stayed the most part of the day at the venue and product that we got out of the stay is incredible. It will be advisable to ourselves to visit for own recreational purposes
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Margit R wrote a review Mar 2020
Tallinn, Estonia22 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Lesedi for 3 nights and loved it. It's very different to your usual hotel or airbnb. Rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. The only thing was WIFI which wasn't that great. You get a paper for wifi codes, but you run out of data quite quickly, so had to go back to reception to ask more quite a few times.
Also great location, close to Lion and Safari park which I recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tim S wrote a review Feb 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Its always a pleasure to take people to the cultural Village as you get such warm welcomes from the staff and dancers. The food is always a hit with my clients and well prepaired and presented with a large selection even if you are vegiterian or enjoy the meat dishes.
Well done guys and look forward to seening you again soon.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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CavoWirral wrote a review Apr 2022
Wirral, United Kingdom18 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked Lesedi Lodge for a group of 8 people (4 Rooms) in approx 2020 for a trip planned for July 2021. Paid in full and was well pleased. However, within months of booking COVID hit. I received an email from aha hotels and lodges telling me booking was cancelled due to COVID. To date I have still not received a refund. It is now over 2 years and after countless emails and countless promises of a refund, I still haven’t received the refund. aha hotels and lodges do not even reply to my emails.
Please anyone who is thinking of booking through Lesedi lodge or aha hotels and lodges reservations don’t, they’ll just run away with your money. I’ve given this 1 star only because I had to.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Diana S wrote a review Mar 2020
Sao Paulo, SP11 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at the hotel and it was deserted, because despite being a "cultural village" nothing was working because of the Coronavirus. We were the onlu guests in the village. We checked in at 6 pm, there was nowhere near to eat (the village restaurant was closed), so we went to buy food. We came back and the receptionist was gone. The bedroom light went out, we looked for help, we shouted for "security" but nobody helped us. Then we noticed that the bathroom window was broken and there were strange bugs on the side of the room. We didn't feel safe and just left for another hotel. There wasn't even a phone in the room to call in an emergency! Don't stay in that place, it's a danger !!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Run away!!
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lmaile158502 wrote a review Feb 2023
Gauteng, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment you walk in you are made to feel like african royalty. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The village celebrates everything beautiful about africa. We felt like we stepped into a real Zulu village, the decorations on the rooms everything was immaculate and just out of this world.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Daniel wrote a review Apr 2023
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa247 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to learn the high level history of some cultural practices in South Africa. The highlight is when taken to various villages of AmaZulu, Ndebele, Etc. The staff are beyond friendly and go extra mile to provide excellent t service and I have tipped them for the excellent service. Maybe as a suggestion have a quad bike or something for senior citizens who cannot walk up to high up the hill especially going to the Xhosa Village I saw most of the seniors really struggling but your staff were excellent pushing one gentlemen by wheelchair. Next I will bring kids
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Arrive early and shop
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markkensley wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and would definitely do it over again. The tour of the site and different cultures/tribes was awesome and very informative. The food was top class and the environment was very relaxing. The staff were very friendly which made us feel at home and safe at all times
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Slie L wrote a review Dec 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best friendly staff
Just needs a bit of revamp on ladies toilets next to the gate otherwise . The best in good better than before . Met chef Qhawe cooked the best Meals . The best butternut .
Would be nice too if they can have uniforms for staff for easier l dentity
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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saintdj wrote a review Jan 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aha Lesedi Cultural village was an incredible place for us to have our short one night and one day leadership conference. The facilities were immaculate, terrific security, wonderful food, incredible staff and tasteful entertainment celebrating the beauty and unity of South Africans. Nothing was too much trouble, adjustments and changes were accommodated with ease and the staff show great initiative plus attention to detail... we will be back in future.. so glad we discovered this gem just outside Jo'burg!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Hanlie Lombard, General Manager at Aha Lesedi Cultural Village
Responded 12 Feb 2024
Dear saintdj, it was a great privilege to host you at Lesedi Cultural Village. We are trilled to see that you enjoyed your stay, conference and Cultural activities with us. We are looking foreword to welcome you back as a returning Guest.
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PRICE RANGE
R 869 - R 1,405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lesedi African Lodge & Cultural Village
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgKalkheuvel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aha Lesedi Cultural Village
Which popular attractions are close to Aha Lesedi Cultural Village?
Nearby attractions include Lion and Safari Park (0.9 km), Lion Walk Safari (1.5 km), and Lesidi Cultural Village (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aha Lesedi Cultural Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Aha Lesedi Cultural Village?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aha Lesedi Cultural Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aha Lesedi Cultural Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include AfricanSwiss Restaurant, Laurentina: Harties, and Ale House.
Does Aha Lesedi Cultural Village offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.