Lesedi Cultural Village Tour

Living African Culture – Lesedi Village Tour:

Lesedi Cultural Village Tour

Lesedi Cultural Village, Rainbow Nation of South Africa.

Local Cultural History Tours. Colourful Origins/Culture Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele villagers.

Appreciation of South Africa’s diverse cultures

Lesedi Cultural-Village
Lesedi Cultural Village – multicultural village

Lesedi is located in the rocky Magaliesberg hills 45 minutes from Johannesburg. The Lesedi Cultural Village is a multicultural village developed as a tourist attraction in 1995.


Lesedi meaning “light” features the tribal villages, ancestral traditions, history and then local culture.


Additionally including the art, song and dance of five distinctly different cultural villages:


Zulu (warrior nation) is largest South African ethnic group.  Lived mainly in KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. Their houses are characteristic beehive huts.


Xhosa (proud nation) is a group of people originally from the southeast region of South Africa. Their traditional crafts include beadwork, weaving, and pottery and their houses identified as a thatched hut with distinct white blankets.


Pedi (warm hearted nation) refers to a ruling group which established its dominance over other groups of Northern Sotho in the 18th century.

Additionally to the culture and lifestyle of that group. They are described as rhythmic musicians.


Basotho (mountain dwelling nation) is a population native to Lesotho. While being well-known for their coloured blankets and straw hats.


Ndebele (artistic nation) is a group made up of tribes of people living in South Africa and Zimbabwe. They are famous for their colorfully crafted homes.

Lesedi Cultural Village Tour.

Ekala cultural diversity tours – available 7 days a week.

Ekala Eco Tours offer a Lesedi Cultural Village tour daily.

Experience the warmth of true rural African culture. Thundering drums and tribal dancing. The Lesedi cultural experience starts with a visit to Ndebele village.


See murals decorating the walls & courtyard. Secondly a multimedia presentation covering the cultural history and colorful origins of the rainbow nation of South Africa.

This is then followed by a tour of Zulu, Basotho, Xhosa and Pedi homesteads with participative traditional song and tribal dancing demonstrations from all five homesteads.


Accordingly guests are enlightened by the traditions and fascinating cultural village customs dating back to ancestors of the South African nation.

Superior photographic opportunities, then paired with highly experienced professional guides.

Hence providing a unique cultural village experience.

Lesedi Cultural Village – Spaza shop (small residential shop) – Shebeen (urban cultural bar) – craft market.
Ekala offers tours to Lesedi daily.

To be able to structure a tour around your requirements and time available – we accordingly need to be supplied with clear timing and collection and drop off address – hotel name.


If one of the points is the airport – we need full flight details.

Thus, once we have these it will be possible to quote/advise and structure a day or multi day cultural package around your requirements/timing.

We can additionally add many other cultural, local tours to create a multi day tour package.

Perfect tour options to include with the Lesedi Cultural Village tour to create a full-day tour:


Sterkfontein Cave and Maropeng – one part of the Cradle of Humankind would be before the Lesedi Cultural village and one after.

Wildlife experiences – Sanctuaries

Only one of the following works with the Lesedi Cultural Village tour


Wildlife sanctuary experience, including cheetah and wild dogs


Hartbeespoort dam Elephant Sanctuary


Hartbeespoort dam Monkey Sanctuary

Other cultural options, adding to the Lesedi Cultural Village tour to create a multi-day tour:

Local Cultural Tours:

Soweto Township:

Soweto cultural tours – private day tour


Alexandra township private cultural day tour


Most culturally diverse city in South Africa


Pretoria cultural day tour – from colonialism to today

Get out of the city for a true safari

Pilanesberg Safari:

Private safari in the Pilanesberg National Park

Lesedi Cultural-Village
Cradle of living African culture – and so a microcosm of local tribal culture and life at Lesedi.

With Ekala – thus far more than simply a set time Lesedi Cultural Village tour

Lesedi Village Traditional Dance Show

Rhythmic traditional drumming and energetic dancing by the diverse local cultures of Lesedi tribes.

Accordingly Lesedi rhythmic and traditional village dancers take you to the heart of Africa culture.


Best ability to contact Ekala for a Lesedi Cultural Village tour:
[email protected]

Will respond within 24 hours. Actually, in most cases less. However, does depend on time differences.

A cell phone does create some additional problems. Due to the time difference besides that, we may all be on tour and thus unable to answer your call at that time. Accordingly, email works perfectly.

Additionally, difficult to deal with cultural tour specifics on a cell phone.

So best lunch stop on the day – at Lesedi Cultural Village.

The Lesedi Feast

Superbly decorated Nyama Choma restaurant serves a buffet of traditional South African dishes and delicacies. This is a well worth inclusion in visit to the village.

Lesedi Cultural Village entrance
Alternative to Lesedi Cultural Village:
Mapoch Ndebele Cultural Village.

Ndebele Village

Indeed an alternative to Lesedi Cultural Village.

Mapoch Ndebele Village: Built originally by the Mapoch Ndebele after relocating to the area during the time of forced removals by the Apartheid Government.


While the Mapoch Ndebele cultural Village is acknowledged for its cultural interaction with guests.

The Ndebele Villages live in a traditional manner and practice age old customs and culture. Multi-coloured Ndebele houses and structures colourfully painted and decorated in traditional geometric designs, for which the Ndebele are famous.

Passed down from one Ndebele generation to another – mother to daughter, each mural unique. The Ndebele village is excellent for beadwork artifacts, made by the Ndebele.

This village alternative does however not work well to include other items to make a full-day tour. Also, only covers one culture, where Lesedi includes Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sotho, and Pedi.

Thus recommend Lesedi Cultural Village as the preferred day tour cultural option.

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Thus private, professional, and reliable tailor-made local culture tours.

Lesedi Cultural Village offers 2 daily programs.

Afternoon and evening program.

Afternoon Lesedi program works well to include the Cradle of Humankind before and after the set time program/tour.

Additionally some other options also work well.


Lesedi cultural village evening program.

Ekala stopped supplying this late tour (evening) due to issues in the area and the late return to Johannesburg.

Tailor-made experiences that accordingly cater for solo travellers, couples, families and private groups.


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Travel packages

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Ekala’s Lesedi Cultural Village tours can thus be adapted to the client’s individual needs.

Additionally, accommodating specific and personal requirements.


Indeed, no Lesedi Cultural Village prices on our website due to the unique, individual and specialised requirements for each tour we supply.

Ekala thus structures around our client’s individual requirements, with the collection and drop off in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

We indeed structure the tour from arrival to departure – including airport collection and drop off.

Accordingly, using all time available as a fully guided professional tour.

Consequently, not simply a point to point mixed group drive around.

As a result, your cultural tour quote based on specific requirements.

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 Responsible and ethical South African tourism/consumerism.
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Cultural tours/township tours as Soweto/Alexandra:

Our cultural tours are non-invasive.

For this reason, we do NOT go into private houses.

Consequently, not invading the township resident’s privacy in any way.

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Consequently enjoying and respecting South Africa’s cultural diversity.

As a result a cultural day to remember for the right reason

Solo Tours:

South African solo safari and travel for all diverse interests and ages.

Then accompanied by Ekala’s professional guides.

As a solo traveller, a private tour is accordingly customised to personal needs.

Hence providing quality time on your interests and requirements.

Multi-day cultural tour package – Ekala Guest House

Johannesburg accommodation Ekala Guest House

Planning stage of South Africa safari/tour/trip

So if you are in the planning stage of a South African trip, we can help.

Please supply the duration that you are looking at, group size, then your estimated dates and duration.

Then additionally what you wish to include in this time, and we can advise using our extensive South Africa experience.