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Johannesburg: Lesedi Cultural Village Experience

1. Johannesburg: Lesedi Cultural Village Experience

After being collected from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg, your guide will give you a quick pre-departure tour briefing before you embark toward the Lesedi Cultural Village, only a few kilometers outside of Johannesburg. Here you will visit five traditional villages including Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele. You will have the opportunity to listen to traditional music being played, and the fascinating stories told by the people of Lesedi. Enjoy a traditional South African tribal get-together, whilst experiencing some traditional dancing. After the traditional dance, you will head to the Nyama Choma restaurant. Nyama Choma stands for "Great African Feast", and that is exactly what you will experience! There is an extensive choice of African dishes, including crocodile and ostrich. The restaurant is divided into three different themed areas consisting of North Africa, East Africa and South Africa. You will have a lot to talk about after a cultural and fun day in Lesedi.

Private Cradle of Human Kind + Lesedi Cultural Village Tour

2. Private Cradle of Human Kind + Lesedi Cultural Village Tour

Depart from your accommodation in Johannesburg and begin your tour, which is full of history and culture. Drive through the suburbs of Johannesburg North, heading to the Cradle of Human Kind. Your tour guide will answer any questions you may have about the destination you are heading to. Legend has it that African ancestors lived here for 3 million years and that it is the birthplace of Humanity. Explore the Sterkfontein Caves and the Maropeng Visitor Center to learn more about why this place is called the Cradle of Human Kind. See different fossils and discover a lot of information about the birthplace of humankind. Continue on to the Lesedi Cultural Village to learn about the different cultures of South Africa and how they shape the modern lifestyles. African culture is very rich and the Lesedi Cultural Village provides the perfect opportunity to explore the rainbow nation of diverse cultures. Wrap up the day with a famous African dance that will be a wonderful end to your tour. After Lesedi, the driver will bring you back to your accommodation. 

Johannesburg: Lion Park Safari and Cultural Village Tour

3. Johannesburg: Lion Park Safari and Cultural Village Tour

Depart from your hotel at 8am and head towards the Lion and Safari Park located in the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site and one of the richest and most productive palaeo-anthropological sites in the world. The Lion and Safari Park is a 600-hectare wilderness reserve offering visitors an incredible opportunity to get up close to many of South Africa’s most iconic animals. Upon arrival, climb aboard a 4x4 safari vehicle for a one-and-a-half-hour game drive to see Africa’s predators, including lions, hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs and leopards. The park’s knowledgeable guides will take you through the lion and wild enclosures, and take you to see three hyena species. During your game drive, you will also spot many other animals such as giraffes, ostriches and a variety of antelope species that roam freely on the reserve. When the safari tour has concluded, you are welcome to use the restaurant facilities at the park (at your own expense). The beautifully designed playground next to the restaurants will keep the young ones entertained. From the Lion and Safari Park, proceed to the Lesedi Cultural Village, located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho, and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi Cultural Village can also see the light.” Guests are also invited to enjoy the essence of Ubuntu at Lesedi Cultural Village, where the song, music, and warmth of our cultural hospitality add a truly unique touch to your conference, and depart for your return trip to Johannesburg. You will arrive back at your hotel at approximately 5pm depending on traffic.

Private Lesedi Cultural Village Half-Day Tour

4. Private Lesedi Cultural Village Half-Day Tour

Experience this tour full of traditional culture, heading out to Lesedi Culture Village which is about an hour drive from Johannesburg. Firstly, you will be picked up from you hotel or accommodation in Johannesburg. You will travel through Johannesburg's leafy suburbs north on route to the village. As you progress on the trip, you will realize that now you are leaving the city and heading out of town as the countryside begins to become a relaxed rural environment. On this visit, you will discover the Zulu's and why they like the fighting sticks, the Xhosa with their trademarks blankets and the drums and whistles of the Pedi people just to mention a few.  Once at Lesedi the atmosphere changes to a traditional set up where you get to see the homesteads in their historical designs. You are split into groups to get a feeling of the diversity in cultures with each group getting maximum exposure from the various traditions. You also get to know how much dowry each tribe asks for and of course, this is paid in cows. Finally, you will experience the taste of a traditional local cuisine before returning to your hotel in Johannesburg.

From Johannesburg: Lesedi Cultural Village & Lion Park Tour

5. From Johannesburg: Lesedi Cultural Village & Lion Park Tour

8:00 pick up in Johannesburg you will head first to lesedi Cultural Village and lwhere you will learn more about South African culture, music, dance, languages, war, history and finish by food. 11:30 the starting time the activities. Introduction, movies, cultural tours in the villegies, cultural dance and exploration of those songs and dances and 13:30 pm: lunch with African foods 14:30 pm lion park to experience a wild live by seing lions, zebra, leopard, cheetah, hyena and many more. You may have a chance to feed a giraffe.

Johannesburg Lion Park and Lesedi Cultural Village

6. Johannesburg Lion Park and Lesedi Cultural Village

You will be picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria. First stop will be the lion and safari park. From here, you will go on a 1-hour open vehicle safari through the lion and wild dog enclosures. This gives you the best opportunity to view lions up close as well as learn a lot about them.  Next stop is the Lesedi Cultural Village where you will go on a cultural tour through the villages and also experience some cultural dancing. Buffet Lunch included. After the tour you will be transported back to your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

From Johannesburg: 7-Day Kruger National Park Tour

7. From Johannesburg: 7-Day Kruger National Park Tour

Day 1 Pickup from the hotel head to hazyvieux The afternoon safari. 7:30 pm dinner Day 2 Full day safari in the national park 7:30 pm dinner Day 3 Full day safari in 4x4 in the national park 7:30 pm dinner Day 4 8:00 am after the breakfast we are heading to Graskop visiting our Green canyon on(Blyde River Canyon) 26 km long including the thee randavals, the bourke's luck potholes, Berlin and Lisbon falls and God's window Day 5 8:00 am arriving at the elephant cenctuary( interracttion with elephant) and maropeng Day 6 Full day activities at Ukuthula ( walking the lions and the cheethas) and lesedi Cultural Village and dinner(African cuisine) Day 7 Back to johannesberg by visiting johannesberg Town and soweto.

6 Days Johannesburg and Kruger National Park Tour

8. 6 Days Johannesburg and Kruger National Park Tour

Day 1- O.R Tambo International Airport Start your 6 Days Johannesburg History and Kruger National Park Tour. A shuttle driver will be waiting for you at the O.R Tambo International Airport ready to welcome you. You will then be transferred to your overnight accommodation Radisson Blu 4-Star Hotel, as you get prepared for your next 6 Days of history and wildlife in Sunny Africa. Day 2 You will start your History and Culture tour with Pretoria, Soweto, and Apartheid Museum day tour. In Pretoria, you will visit the Voortrekker Monument where the history of the Afrikaaners lies and get inspired by the history of the great trek and learn more where Pretoria gets it name from. You will also get to visit Paul Kruger house Museum where he resided while he was the president of South Africa. Church Square will be your third stop where you will learn the history of these famous places and who discovered it. Your final stop on Pretoria City tour will be the Union buildings which house the President of South Africa before heading to Apartheid Museum on the outskirts of Johannesburg In Soweto, you will visit the Nelson Mandela House, Vilakazi Street and Hector Pieterson Museum before finishing your day tour and heading back to Radisson Blu 4-Star hotel. Day 3 Get picked from your hotel and head to the Cradle of Humankind and Lesedi Cultural Village Tour. You will depart the hotel at 8.00 am and head to Sterkfontein Caves. You will spend about 2 hours at Sterkfontein Caves before heading to Lesedi Cultural Village where you will do a 2 hours Cultural Village tour and learn the different tribes in South Africa and their deep traditional beliefs which are practised up to know. Then head to Maropeng Visitor Centre which forms the second Phase of the Cradle of Humankind tour an learn about the fossils and get a lot of history on the discovery of fossils in the Cradle of Humankind area. Later we will head back to Radisson Blu 4-Star hotel Day 4- Hazy View – Kruger National Park Safari Forth day takes you to the BIG 5 Sanctuary of Kruger National Park. With expected departure from hotel at 7.00 am, you will take a road trip to Mpumalanga province and check-in at Protea Hotel in Hazyview Kruger National Park afternoon safari will last 4 hours before heading back to Protea Hotel Day 5 Depart from Protea hotel at 5am and start Kruger National Park Day Safari around 6.00 am and embark on finding the BIG 5 wildlife immediately. The 8 hours adventure will end around 4:30 pm then you will head back to Protea Hotel in Hazyview and prepare for the next day departure. Day 6 Day 6 is when the tour comes to an end with a schedule departure from Hazy View at around 10.00 am You will head back to Johannesburg by road and get dropped off at O.R Tambo International Airport.

South Africa: Lesedi Cultural Village – Half-Day Tour

9. South Africa: Lesedi Cultural Village – Half-Day Tour

As you step foot into Lesedi, you'll be greeted by friendly faces, warm smiles, and a truly immersive experience. Discover the fascinating lifestyles, languages, and rituals of the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho, and Ndebele tribes through engaging cultural displays, traditional dances, and insightful storytelling. Engage with the local communities, witness their traditions and enjoy the flavors of authentic African cuisine. This journey will leave you with a deep appreciation for South Africa's cultural tapestry and a sense of connection to its proud heritage. Experience the Lesedi Cultural Village and embark on a unforgettable cultural experience like no other.

Lesedi Cultural Village and Cradle of Humankind

10. Lesedi Cultural Village and Cradle of Humankind

Lesedi (Place of Light )Named after King Moshoeshoe’s inspired words, “Our culture is the light of our nation is the living custodian of Africa’s history and its rich culture. visitors to Lesedi Cultural Village are immersed in a cultural tradition tour de force that connects the past with the present and shines a light on our collective humanity. Village tour South Africa’s indigenous inhabitants, followed by a guided walk through the myriad tribal homesteads This “Ingoma”, told through choreographed movement, beating drums and song is thrilling history story-telling at its best. NYAMA CHOMA RESTAURANT The meal experience is about thanksgiving, celebration and community. Guests are invited to indulge in cuisine that represents the diversity of tastes and cultures that comprise delicious African cuisine. Nyama Choma restaurant offers tantalizing buffet-style dishes ranging from Kalahari lamb, Mozambican fish to exotic delicacies such as crocodile. Maropeng Centre Take a journey through time, starting with the formation of the planet and moving all the way through the evolutionary processes that culminated in the world as we know it today. See fossils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools that are up to one million years old, and much more.

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What people are saying about Lesedi Cultural Village

Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Very informative. Very interactive. Enjoyed the food and able to try some authentic African dishes

The whole experience was informative and gave a brilliant insight into the various village lives.