R 1 680.00 per person – Based on 2 - 3 people on the tour
R 1 260.00 per person - Based on 4 people on the tour
R 1 105.00 per person – Based on 6 people on the tour
- Return transport from Johannesburg in a luxury touring vehicle
- Still mineral water on the vehicle
- Entrance fees to Lesedi Cultural Village
- Traditional African welcome and a welcome drink
- Browse in our Ndebele village and craft market where Ndebele murals decorate the walls & courtyard
- Attend a multi-visual theatre presentation on the history and origin of our people;
- Guests are divided into smaller groups and taken on a guided tour of our five homesteads: o Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho, Ndebele and Pedi.
- Guests and the families meet back in the Traditional Dance Boma for The Giant Ingoma - song and dance of all five villages. The dance culminates in communal dancing with the guests around the fire.
- A Pan African Feast (Lunch) is served in the Nyama Choma restaurant with delicacies from North, East and South Africa.
Please Note :
- Daily departures
- Duration +/- 4 hours
- Minimum 2/4 people required
- Excludes: Refreshments, gratuities and personal items
If you require collection from a different location please contact us regarding times and prices. Please note there is no extra cost to be collected from any hotel in the Sandton area.
Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural village awaits those willing to participate in an adventure that reveals the mystical cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, steeped in tribal folklore and ancestral traditions. Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi can also see the light.
Lesedi offers two unique day experiences in themselves where guests can share the excitement and warmth of true rural African culture. The morning program known as the Monati experience and the late afternoon program known as the Boma experience.
We invite you to experience the spirit of Ubuntu at this Unique Cultural Venue where the people of Lesedi welcome you with music, song and the warmth of Africa.
Let the sound of the Marimbas take you into Musi's Ndebele Theatre to be transported through South Africa's history from the Cradle of Humankind to the Cultures of Lesedi. Lesedi and its cultural experience of old and new Africa was co-founded by renowned African explorer, Kingsley Holgate, who remains heavily involved in the day to day operations and ensures that every attraction is not only fascinating, but enriching. One of Lesedi's many differentiating factors is the village's natural and tasteful incorporation into the surrounding bush, river and forests, with five traditional homesteads including Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele.
Local families live permanently in each of these five homesteads and visitors are invited to observe the African way of life by either enjoying a short tour of the villages or actually living among these families in guest accommodation, offering all the necessary modern day amenities and comforts discerning visitors are accustomed to.
The Lesedi Marimba Band players from West Africa will play for you during the welcome to Lesedi and at meal times in Nyama Choma Restaurant. Accompanied by other musicians such as guitar players.
Taking you deep down to Kwazulu Natal where "Maskandi Music" – Distance Music, is enjoyed. This music is called Distance Music because if you are travelling a distance and playing your guitar, you will reach your destination without feeling the distance because you were taken up by your music. The Lesedi Band have recorded their music on cd's of recordings which can be purchased at the restaurant after their performance.
The Giant Ingoma
African Cultral Extravaganza
In the Giant Ingoma Dance Boma, a drum beats rhythmically. The dance floor erupts as Zulus in cultural dress leap and stamp. Pedi women execute a cheeky, hip-swaying rain dance. South Africa has its own Rain Queen – Majoji - who reigns in Limpopo Province. "Now, help us summons our ancestors!" Herbs are scattered over an open fire, releasing a sweet scent. Dancing becomes increasingly frenzied, culminating in men wearing zebra masks leaping across the floor. This is just one of the highlights of Lesedi African Lodge and its Cultural Experience.
Nyama Choma Restaurant
An integral element of African culture is the way in which they celebrate life and their eclectic mix of cultures. Lesedi invites visitors to enjoy a gastronomic feast of African dishes from the far corners of Africa in its three-tiered restaurant, Nyama Choma, which means the Great African Feast. The 160-seater restaurant offers meat delicacies ranging from ostrich to unusual fare such as crocodile. The restaurant is divided into three sections, namely East Africa, South Africa and the North African Nile Room, affording visitors a selection of dining experiences where they can absorb the variety of colours, sights, smells, tastes and sounds of different African customs. All this is complemented by the restaurant's authentic setting and vibrant décor, which includes murals illustrating African heritage and legends.
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