After Lion Park, our next destination is Lesedi Cultural Village. If want to get an idea of traditional South African culture, then the Lesedi multi cultural village, less than an hour’s drive north of Johannesburg, is a perfect outing. At here, features 5 traditional homesteads, each representing a South African culture: Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Ndebele.
On arrival, we were invited to the Ndebele village where an additional welcome by all the people of Lesedi, takes place. The cultural program begins with a multi-visual presentation on the history and origins of Africa. This is followed by a guided tour of the four ethnic homesteads – Zulu, Basotho, Xhosa and Pedi. 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.
We also love the traditional singing and dancing show. Although it is not one hundred percent authentic but it still offers the best place to experience some of South Africa’s cultures. The experience at Lesedi is eye opening and definitely learn a lot about African culture and the people.
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