- Lesedi Cultural Village is located very close to Johannesburg in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site.
- Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visit five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors
- Guests are invited to enjoy the essence of Ubuntu at Lesedi, where song, music and warmth of our cultural heritage & hospitality add a truly unique touch to your experience
- Big FiveNo
- Child PolicyChildren of all ages welcome
- Cellphone SignalYes
- Malaria AreaNo
LocationCradle of Humankind, Gauteng
65 km from Johannesburg Central (1 hour drive)
12 km from Lanseria International Airport (10 minute drive)
30 x Standard Rooms
8 x Deluxe RoomsnnStay in one of five traditional homesteads (Pedi, Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele) which comprise of38 rooms in totaland give you insight, knowledge and experience into how the families of these cultures live
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
SPECIAL CONFERENCE PACKAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
- All rates are subject to availability.
- Proof of SADC residency may be required at the time of booking or upon check-in at the lodge.
- Surcharges may apply on rates over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
- Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
- Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.
- There will be a 50% single supplement on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
- Children 12 years and under can be accommodated with parents in a Deluxe Room (maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years).
- Children 0 – 6 years stay free of charge when sharing with two full paying adults.
- Children 7 – 12 years sharing with two full paying adults pay 50% of the adult rate.
- Children over 12 years are charged the adult rate.
About Lesedi Cultural Village
Lesedi Cultural Village is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at aha Lesedi can also see the light.”
Lesedi Multicultural Village & African Lodge is a thrilling attraction for those willing to learn about the traditions and cultures of the African people. With 5 traditional homesteads, including colourful Ndebele homes, thatched Xhosa rondavels, Zulu beehive huts, as well as Pedi and Basotho homesteads, guests are promised a truly authentic experience.
Visitors arrive in the late afternoon and are welcomed in the traditional African spirit with a suitable escort to their village. Once settled in, they will then have the chance to discover and learn about the different cultures of the people of Lesedi. As the sun sets, guests are ushered to the boma for traditional singing and dancing, followed by a Pan African buffet in the Nyama Choma Restaurant.
The next morning is welcomed in with the sounds of the maskande guitar or squash box with a full English breakfast served in the restaurant.
Guests are also invited to enjoy the essence of Ubuntu at aha Lesedi, where song, music and warmth of our cultural hospitality add a truly unique touch to your experience.
NYAMA CHOMA RESTAURANT
Lesedi invites guests to enjoy a gastronomic feast incorporating dishes from the far corners of Africa in its three-tiered restaurant, Nyama Choma, which means “The Great African Feast”.
Experience the integral element of African culture and the way food forms part of its celebration of an eclectic mix of cultures. The 160-seater restaurant is an authentic setting with vibrant decor and offers an exotic buffet with meat delicacies ranging from ostrich to crocodile. The restaurant is divided into three venues:|East Africa – murals of the Maasai, the beautiful people of the East|South Africa – murals of the nine tribes of South Africa|North Africa – The Nile Room (where guests sit cross-legged on floor cushions at low tables)|Each of these spaces offers its own unique dining experience, where you can delight in the variety of colours, sights, smells, tastes and sounds of the various African customs – all of which are complemented by the tradition-inspired and friendly service.
Lesedi’s Fundudzi Bar or Ma Thabeleng’s Shebeen offers a lively location to socialise and enjoy drinks with friends.Join us at this inviting bar for traditional African drinks, established to keep the wonderful cultures of “Mama Africa” alive! We will gladly prepare and host entertaining shebeen lunches to compliment your stay.
This lapa is ideal for informal functions and outdoor parties, or as an alternative dinner venue. It seats up to 120 people in a unique setting with burning fire pots surrounding the walls and a grand bonfire as a central feature. To add to the bushveld atmosphere, soft, white river sand make up the floor and guests can enjoy a ‘braai’-inspired menu and an exciting buffet of African dishes. A fully stocked bar is also available.
NORTH AFRICAN NILE ROOM
The Nile Room reflects the traditions and style of the people of the North who are reliant on the mighty Nile River. Guests sit cross-legged on floor cushions at low tables with a hubbly-bubbly. The décor and murals represent the history of our Northern neighbours, the slave trade, the explorations of David Livingstone and the influence of the Arabian traditions, cultures and food. This is an ideal venue for private functions, birthday parties or celebrations of up to 40 people.
Ingoma (Dance) Boma
This traditional Isibaya or Great Hut is an ideal venue for buffet or BBQ- or ‘braai’-style functions for up to 50 guests.
ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
Located close to Hartbeespoort Dam in the Magaliesberg Area, Lesedi can assist with arranging game drives, walking trails, golf courses and more. With craft markets, horse riding, bird watching, tennis, bowls and several excellent golf courses, we cater for everyone. To add to your bushveld getaway, choose a scenic cableway ride to the top of the Magaliesberg, or visit the aquarium, bird park and local zoo.
The famous De Wildt Cheetah breeding farm is situated on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg, and a Cape Vulture colony resides on the southern cliff face. There is also a choice of restaurants and special pubs in the area, including a floating restaurant on the Dam. Ox-wagon trails are available and the well-known Sterkfontein and Wonder Caves, together with the Rhino Reserve, are situated a few kilometres south of aha Lesedi.
The area around Hartbeespoort Dam offers shopping hotspots and is a favourite locale for artists who exhibit their paintings, sculptures, handmade dolls, furniture and a wide variety of original clothing.
Lesedi is situated in the beautiful Magaliesberg and offers a variety of exciting activities to please adrenaline junkies and more relaxed tourists alike. Enjoy a scenic cable way ride, be on the lookout for the Cape Vulture colony, and choose any of the following to add to your getaway experience.
Friendly staff at Lesedi will be pleased to assist you in arranging a variety of activities close to Magaliesberg and Hartbeespoort Dam such as:
- Close to Hartbeespoort Dam in the Magaliesberg, aha Lesedi offers game drives, walking trails, golf courses and more.
- Game drives
- 4×4 trips
- River Rafting
- Horse Riding
- Quad Biking
- Microlight flips
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Interaction with Elephants
- Explore The Cradle of Humankind
- Explore Maropeng
At the Lanseria off-ramp, take the R512 north and proceed for 40 kms along the R512, Lesedi is clearly marked on the left-hand side of the road.
There are alternative shorter routes from Sandton and the Fourways area that are well sign posted for Sun City/Hartebeespoort Dam.
At the end of the toll road (14 kilometers) take the Pelindaba off-ramp south and turn left and then right onto the Pelindaba road, proceed west until the T junction where the R512 meets the Pelindaba road (at the T-junction Fruit stall) turn south (left) onto the R512 and 7 kilometers along the road, Lesedi is clearly marked on the right hand side of the road.