Monday, March 3, 2008

LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE – THE CRADLE OF LIVING AFRICAN CULTURE – an informational update from the Original 2AFRIKA, INC. Founder & President

Monday, March 03rd, 2008

The Original 2AFRIKA, INC. is pleased to announce its partnership with Lesedi Cultural Village with the evolution of Create Your Own African Footprints. Lesedi Cultural Village will feature as the first stop-over point in Create Your Own African Footprints which is due to be launched this week.

The rhythmic beating of African drums, the resounding cry of ululating women, the gentle lowing of Nguni cattle and the sweet smell of smoldering wild heather – it is all this and more that greets visitors to Lesedi Cultural village, just an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Set within the rocky hills the Cradle of Humankind, Lesedi Cultural Village is an engaging encounter with true rural African culture, providing and authentic glimpse into the living culture of the mighty South African nations of the Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, Basotho and Pedi.

Lesedi Cultural Village offers two unique day experiences where guests can share in the warmth of these cultures: The morning Monati Experience program at 11:30AM and late afternoon Boma Experience program at 4:30PM. Although the experiences are set, Lesedi can accommodate groups who require a more tailor-made experience.

Visitors arrive at the Lesedi to vibrant traditional African welcome- dance, drumming and song, and refreshing welcome drink. Next stop is the colorful Ndebele village African craft market where beaded Ndebele murals adorn the walls and courtyard.

The on-site multi-visual theatre offers insight into the history and origin of these mighty nations. Gests then form smaller groups and are taken on a guided tour of four homesteads- Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Pedi.

After a few refreshing drinks in the bar, guests meet back at the Olive Forest Boma, accommodating up to 40 people for a lively showcase of traditional song and dance, followed by a Pan African feast served in Nyama Choma Restaurant.
The authentically African styled 200-seater Nyama Choma Restaurant is divided into three sections, seating 40(Nile Room), 60(East Africa) and 100(South Africa) guests and offers a large selection of menus to suit every taste.

After dinner guests are invited to gather around the fire outside the bar for a cultural surprise. This entertainment starts off with some “Mamba Juice”, a unique Lesedi potion accompanied by storytelling, participative singing and dancing or simply an opportunity to gather more information regarding the myths and traditions of the people of South Africa.

Wind down in the comfort of one of Lesedi’s traditional tribal village rooms for the night and enjoy true African hospitality.

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