The cradle of the living African culture

Ntombela demonstrating with Shaka's short stabbing spear at Lesedi
Ntombela demonstrating with Shaka's short stabbing spear at Lesedi

Lesedi Cultural Village is situated on the greater location of the Cradle of the Humankind also fittingly called ‘Maropeng’ in Setswana, a World Heritage Site in North West, South Africa.

The village identifies itself as an “African village that is the cradle of the living African culture.”  It boasts of a lodge, restaurant, conference facilities and traditional homesteads from various tribal African groups found in Southern Africa.

As guests in the village we were treated to an African welcome reception that involved ululations, songs and praise poems by men and women in various traditional wear waiting at the second entrance with the writing on the wall saying, “siyanamukela,”  isiZulu for “we welcome you”.

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