Lesedi Cultural Village Tours


Living African Culture – Lesedi Tour:

Lesedi Cultural Village, Rainbow Nation of South Africa.

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 – multi cultural village tours

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


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


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


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


Xhosa (proud nation) are a group of people originally from south-east region of South Africa. Their traditional crafts include bead-work, weaving, and pottery and their houses are 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) are a group made up of the 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 the Ndebele village.


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

This is then followed by a tour of the 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 the 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 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


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Pretoria cultural day tour – from colonialism to today

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Pilanesberg Safari:

Private safari in the Pilanesberg National Park

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Cradle of living African culture – and so a microcosm of tribal cultural and life at Lesedi.

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

The Lesedi Village Traditional Dance Show

Rhythmic traditional drumming and energetic dancing by the diverse 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:

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

Cell phone does create some additional problems. Due to 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 the best lunch stop on the day – at the 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 the visit to the village.

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Private collection and drop off.

Additionally supplied as a fully guided professional tour with a highly experienced guide.

While covering en-route as may be possible from collection to drop off.

As a result, not simply a point to point transfer with a driver.

Alternative to Lesedi – Mapoch Ndebele Cultural Village.

Ndebele Village

Indeed an alternative to Lesedi Cultural Village.

Mapoch Ndebele Village: Built originally by the Mapoch Ndebele after relocation 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 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 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.

Lesedi Cultural-Village

Thus private, professional and reliable tailor made 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.


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.

Thus if time is limited:

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 your specific requirements.


Planning stage of South Africa safari/tour/trip

So if you are in the planning stage of a South Africa 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.

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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.

Ekala Family & Guides


Ekala family & cultural tour guides

We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of South Africa’s diverse cultures.

Thus we focus were our experience and expertise lies – in South Africa only.

Highly Experienced Guides

Consequently with our vast experience and expertise, we will bring the cultural village tours to life.

Additionally sharing our love and knowledge of South Africa’s diverse cultures.

Accordingly you leave full of the best memories.


Ekala will thus personalise your cultural tour package according to individual requirements/interests as well as available time .

Indeed – a personal touch

Furthermore Ekala personally conducts and organises all our cultural tours.

As highly experience and professional guides.

Consequently you get an enhanced understanding of South Africa’s diverse cultures.

Best South African Experience

Lesedi Village

 Responsible and ethical South Africa 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 day to remember for the right reason

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South African safari and eco tour holiday then catering for the single / solo traveller.

Indeed, for all diverse interests and ages.

Then accompanied by Ekala’s professional guides.

As a solo traveller the private tour is accordingly customised to your needs.

Hence providing quality time on your interests and requirements.

While striving to make long lasting memories for you.

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