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A warm welcome to Protea Hotels Lesedi - Gauteng's most exciting showcase of African Culture. As the sun sets over the African bush, GUESTS are escorted by the Cultural hosts of Lesedi for an experience of a lifetime and introduced to the art, dancing, history, tribal legend and cuisine of five of Southern Africa's greatest tribes.

The cultural programme begins with a multi-visual presentation on the history and origins of today's rainbow nation, followed by a tour of four ethnic homesteads - Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi and Sotho. GUESTS are then escorted to the Boma for traditional singing and dancing and the people of Lesedi tell stories that date back to the days of their ancestors.

A traditional African-style feast is served in the restaurant, with a full bar close at hand. At the end of the evening, GUESTS can either gather around the open fire and talk late into the night, or be escorted back to their cosy rooms by members of their host family.


Protea Hotels Lesedi African Lodge offers 30 rooms, all with private bathrooms. 22 rooms are fitted with twin beds and 5 have triple bed capacity and 3 double beds. Each room has coffee- and tea-making facilities for your early morning beverage.

Those who are staying overnight will experience the hospitality of an African family in one of FIVE traditional villages. Settle into a comfortable GUEST room with en-suite bathroom and prepare for an unforgettable evening under African skies.

A full English breakfast is served in our restaurant and, if time permits, a shopping experience of a lifetime awaits guests in our vibrant, living Ndebele craft market and Curio shop with its decorative walls and courtyards before departing.

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In the boma of Lesedi, by the flickering light of the fire, you will participate in "Nyama Choma" - the greatest feast and dance show in Africa, with a full bar close at hand. Dancing and singing to the perfect rhythm of the drumbeat, which can be very participative affair, creates the mood for the feast of traditional dishes from around the African continent.

This 200-seater restaurant, decorated in true African style, can be divided into three sections

1. Nile Room, seating 40 people
2. East Africa, seating 60 people and
3. 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 clients' specific tastes and needs.

Conference Facilities
Lesedi offers the best of first world conference facilities - 4 conference venues to choose from

1. Gaditshwene Conference Room - 120 delegates
2. Ndaba Nkulu Thatched Rondawels - 70 delegates
3. The Nile Room - 40 delegates
4. Musi's Ndebele Theatre - 180 delegates.

If it is vibrant culture of Africa you seek, you'll find it at Protea Hotels Lesedi.

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