Lesedi Cultural Village - Hartbeespoortdam - South Africa

Lesedi is a multi-cultural village set amongst the pristine bushveld and rocky hills of the Magaliesberg close to the Hartbeespoort Dam and less than an hours drive north of Jo'burg. Situated at Lesedi are four traditional homesteads - The Zulus with their fighting sticks and cozy beehive huts, The Xhosa with their perfectly thatched rondawels and distinctive white blankets, the rhythmic drums and whistles of The Pedi tribe and the conical straw hats and thick, colored blankets of The Basotho.

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Address: PO Box 699, Lanseria 1748, South Africa
Tel : ++27 (0)12 205-1394
Fax : ++27 (0)12 205-1433
Website: Lesedi Cultural Village

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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, hot and cold running water and flushing toilets.

GUEST ROOMS: 23 guestrooms, with twin beds are situated in the traditional villages, and built in the style of each tribe, but furnished for modern comfort. En suite bathrooms for each room, equipped with showers and all modern conveniences.

ACTIVITIES: Cultural experience programs run every half-hour, starting at 09.00. A traditional welcome by the multi-cultural inhabitants of Lesedi starts the experience folowed by a guided tour through the four 'Umuzis' (homesteads) and an exciting Tribal Dance display, before participating in the 'Pan African Feast' incorporating ethnic dishes from South, East and North Africa.

FACILITIES: A superbly decorated restaurant where an exotic buffet serving ethnic dishes and a carvery may be enjoyed. A pub is situated next to the restaurant where overnight guests may relax. Breakfast is served in the restaurant. A fully equipped conference center is available.