Lesedi Cultural Village was the perfect start to our short South African getaway. The trip was primarily for visiting family + we made use of the Easter long weekend to explore bits here and there.
We headed to Lesedi right after renting a car from the JNB airport. There were long queues for the car rental, and hence we missed the cultural tour in the evening, but we did get to watch Ingoma – the dance boma. To say it was “electric” and high energy demonstration of African dancing would be an understatement. Bombastic!
Short on time, we didn’t particularly get a chance to interact with the people, but staying in those tribal accommodations with the mod cons was a wonderful experience. Our rooms were in the Zulu enclave, with beehive style huts called iQukwane with straw roofs.
We strolled around early in the morning before getting ready to get the day going in a relatively timely manner.
The meals were meat centric, so we stayed away from eating dinner there, but had a very nice breakfast next morning, full of breads, fresh baked muffins, croissants better than a lot of places in the US, whole grains, muesli, fruits, jams, juice, coffee and tea.
I’m sure this great time here would’ve been more enriching had we gotten to spend a bit more time here. But, another time!