|LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE
Cultural Village Accommodation in Gauteng
Lesedi African Lodge is a multi-cultural village set amongst the pristine bushveld and rocky hills less than an hour’s drive north of Johannesburg. Situated at Lesedi African Lodge are five traditional homesteads – the Zulus with their fighting sticks and cosy beehive huts, the Xhosa with their perfectly thatched rondawels and distinctive white blankets, the rhythmic drums and whistles of the Pedi tribe, the conical straw hats and thick, coloured blankets of the Basotho and the colourful homes of the Ndebele.
Families peacefully living their traditional lives inhabit each homestead at Lesedi. Additional huts for each village have been constructed in each homestead offering the unique opportunity of staying with a traditional rural African family – however, all home comforts have been catered for including cosy beds and beautiful en suite bathrooms with showers.
Lesedi is a Sotho word that means, “LIGHT”. It was made famous by the great leader and founder of the Southern Sotho Nation, Moshoeshoe. During the terrible Mfecane wars, refugees from many nations joined him and were saved by him.
Lesedi African Lodge 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 ligh
Lesedi African Lodge offers two unique day experiences where guests can share the excitement and warmth of true rural African culture.
The morning program at 11H30 is known as the Monati experience and the late afternoon program at 16H30 is known as the Boma experience. Both experiences follow the following program :
Arrive in our car park to a vibrant traditional African welcome and a refreshing welcome drink;
Browse in our Ndebele village and African craft market where Ndebele murals decorate the walls and courtyard;
Attend a multi-visual theatre presentation on the history and origin of our peoples;
Guests are divided into smaller groups and taken on a guided tour of four homesteads – Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Pedi;
After a few drinks in the bar, guests and the families meet back in the Boma for traditional song and dance of all the villages. The dance culminates in communal dancing with the guests around the fire.
A Pan African Feast is served in the Nyama Choma restaurant with delicacies from North, East and Southern Africa.
Although the above experience is a set program, we would be more than happy to accommodate our groups should they require this to be tailored. All the above items are available collectively, combined according to your needs or as a program on their own. In other words, should you require a meal only, this can be arranged, or should you require a dance performance and a meal, this can be arranged.
A200-seater restaurant decorated in true African style and divided into three sections:
* Nile Room seating 40 people
* East Africa seating 60 people and
* South Africa seating 100 people
Traditional north African cuisine served in authentic style on low tables with tapestry cushions and mystical hookah pipes seating 40 people.
This area is normally used for an open-air Barbecue and is ideally suited for informal functions. Here approximately 50 people can be accommodated.
We are proud of the flexibility of our menus. We have a large selection of menus to suit every taste and endeavour to tailor our menus according to our client’s specific tastes and needs.
For reservations or further information, please contact us on:
Tel: +27 (12) 205-1394
Fax: +27 (12) 205-1433
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