South Africa, often called a world in one country, offers the visitor a rich cultural diversity. Learn about the cultures, lives and experiences of the various people of this country by visiting various projects and cultural villages around the country.
Here you'll gain insight into aspects that range from traditional dances and rituals in the rural areas to the urban and township milieu that gives South Africa some of its defining features.
Isinamva Cultural Village (Mount Frere)
Authentic inhabited Xhosa village, where visitors spend a day with the people. Storytelling, visiting healers and development projects, doing daily household chores and more.
Basotho Cultural Village (Witsieshoek):
The Basotho Cultural Village, situated about 50km east of Harrismith, offers traditional music including marabaraba rural rhythms, a museum, storytellers, oral historians, a gallery of traditional art and a restaurant that serves a range of Sotho dishes along with traditional beer from a calabash.
An unrivalled ethnic experience in the heart of Zululand, with accommodation next door in different units, each representing a different tribe in South Africa.
DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village (Hluhluwe)
A unique cross-cultural experience in the authentic Zulu Village and Hotel. Traditional Zulu customs, tribal dancing, tales of ancient lore and much more.
Shangana Cultural Village (Hazyview)
The residents of the traditional villages of Shangana invite guests to share in the way of life of the Shangaan people.
Botshabelo provides a fair representation of the mission station of a century ago and also incorporates a Ndebele village - an open-air museum established to preserve the tribal culture.
Lesedi Cultural Village (Hartbeespoort)
A multi-cultural African Village set among pristine bushveld and rocky hills - the Xhosa with their beautiful thatched homes and red blankets, the Zulu with their fighting shields, the Pedi courtyards and drums and the straw hats and ponies of Basotho.
Kleinplasie Living Open Air Museum
The lifestyle of the early pioneer farmers is depicted - not only does it preserve the architecture and articles, but also keeps these activities and industries alive - breadbaking, candle making, tobacco twisting, wheat milling, plucking of geese, etc