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Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village offer its visitors a truly unforgettable experience. It is here where guests have the opportunity to learn about the five different African cultures all in one great cultural experience. Overnight visitors will experience what it feels like to be a part of the tribe.
The Village also offers various dining establishments where guests taste and enjoy traditional African meals. The unique and colourful conference facilities host successful functions, meetings as well as team building events. This welcoming African village nestles in the hills of the Magaliesberg and is just a short 45 minutes drive away from Johannesburg in South Africa's Gauteng province.
The hotel rooms are amongst real traditional running villages on the 30-hectare property. Guests have the opportunity to experience what it would be like living in one of these rural communities, except with more of the modern-day spoils.
The rooms offer en-suite bathrooms and have been designed and decorated with the traditional colours and patterns which depict the culture of the village. The communities have been divided into the Zulu, Pedi, Ndebele, Xhosa and Basotho tribes.
The Lodge strives to offer its guests with a unique and unforgettable cultural experience, and this is brought out in their meals too.
Ma Shebeen offers its visitors traditional light African inspired shebeen lunches; the Nyoma Choma serves dishes from all corners of Africa, and the Funduzi Bar provides classic drinks such as Mamba Juice.
They offer a variety of conference venues which promise to take events from drab to fab. Each conference venue features its very own African theme and style.
The Lodge offers a venue to suit any meeting or function. Team building activities can also be added to the session packages.
- Tswana Letsatsi: style outdoor venue accommodating 120 guests
- Gaditshwene: can accommodate 120 guests, used mainly for evening gala functions
- North African Nile Room: small place with cushions on the floor, little tables, and hubbly bubblies
- Ndaba Nkulu: conference venue accommodating 55 delegates
- Musi's Ndebele Theater: large theatre which is perfect for theatre or cinema style presentations.
The most popular event available here is most definitely their unique cultural experience. Guests are lead through the village where they learn about each community and tribe. Guests also get to view the traditional dances of the tribes, which is a fantastic experience to watch. At the end of the tour, visitors dine at the Nyama Choma Restaurant.
Some team building activities are also available for these events are also based on the different African cultures and are a lot of fun for participants.
- Shaya Ukhamba: traditional African drinking game involving beer
- Spear Throwing: groups compete against each other in the traditional African art of spear throwing
- Lesedi Cultural Quiz: Test your knowledge of what you learned about the Village
- Treasure Hunt: solve the clues and find the hidden treasure
- Stick Fighting: no one gets hurt in this activity, its all in the name of fun
- Potjiekos competition makes the best potpie from the ingredients provided.
The lodge is in proximity to the Hartebeesport dam in the Magaliesberg, Gauteng, where many exciting outdoor activities are on offer.
- Game drives
- Horse riding
- Walking and bird watching
- De Wildt Cheetah Farm
- Cable car on the top of the Magaliesberg Mountains
- Quad biking
- Hot-air ballooning
- 4 x 4 trips
- River rafting and canoeing.
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- Ensuite / Private bathroom
- Satellite TV
- Tea and coffee making facilities
Nyama Choma - Lesedi African Lodge
The Nyama Choma Restaurant and Bar at the Lesedi African Lodge is a truly magnificent feature at Lesedi's Cultural Village. The restaurant consists of three floors and can accommodate 180 diners in one seating.
What makes this establishment so unique is that each floor or section offers cuisine from a different African country. Guests to this spectacular restaurant can experience meals from South Africa, East Africa and North Africa.
Ma Thabelengs Shebeen - Lesedi African Lodge
For travellers who enjoy a lively and unique dining experience, Lesedi’s Ma Thabeleng’s Shebeen is the place to visit. Ma Thabeleng's Shabeen is the perfect place to socialize and just have a good time. Guests enjoy a variety of traditional meals and shebeen lunches.
The Cultural Experience
The Cultural Experience at the Lesedi Cultural Village takes guests on a tour through the village where they get to view and learn about all of the five tribes that call the village home.
Guests can go to a market and will get to experience traditional dances. At the end of the day, guests are taken to the main restaurant area where they can sample traditional African meals.
Team building activities
- spear throwing
- tradtional African drinking games
- stick fighting
- treasure hunts
- potjiekos competetions
- Lesedi cultural quizes
- dance competetions
- drum circles.
- quad biking
- horse riding
- river rafting
- micro flight trips
- hot-air ballooning
- 4 x 4 trips
- river cruises
Conferences at the Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village
The Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village in Gauteng, South Africa, offers a unique African conferencing experience. Lesedi offers five conference venues, each with their own style, theme and size. The Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village strives to offer conference and function experiences which are different from the boring everyday corporate events.
The 5 conference venues available at Lesedi include the following:
- Gaditshwene Conference Room
- Ndaba Nkulu Conference Room
- The Nile Room
- Musi's Ndebele Theatre
- Tswana Letsatsi.
The Ndaba Nkulu Conference Room
The Ndaba Nkulu Conference Room was the first conference venue to be built at the Lesedi Cultural Village. Ndaba Nkulu translated means a 'big gathering' or 'meeting' which is what this venue is perfect for. The thatched rondavel at Lesedi is situated away from the main buildings and offers its guests a very private and secluded setting. This venue can accommodate 55 delegates comfortably.
Gaditshwene is a conference venue rich in Tswana Culture. This venue with its rich colours and large wall murals is fully digital and can accommodate up to 100 conference delegates. An added feature to this magnificent venue at Lesedi is it all offers breakaway facilities if required. Gaditshwene is a very versatile place and can be used to host galas, conferences, workshops or private parties.
The Nile Room
The Nile Room at the Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village in South Africa is a great venue for private dinners and functions. This spectacular venue has been influenced by the North African Nile.
Cushions are scattered around low tables on the floor and hubbly bubbly's are freely available on the tables. The room has been designed and set up to meet with the traditions of the people of the Nile who when they relax would sit on cushions on the floor smoking their hubbly pipes.
This venue at the Lesedi Cultural Village offers a unique twist to any birthday party or private function. Belly dancers can also be requested to provide entertainment and add to the theme for the evening. The Nile Room can accommodate 35 guests and can also be used as a boardroom or conference venue.
Musi's Ndebele Theatre
The Musi's Nedele Theatre is perfect for cinema and theatre style presentations. This theatre has been decorated with large wall murals which represent the Lesedi Culture.
This theatre is a very unique venue and offers a large screen with great sound and it can easily accommodate 120 delegates. The Musi's Nedele Theatre is extremely popular for product launches, with famous brands making use of the facility.
Tswana Letsatsi is a large outdoor lapa area at the Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village. This venue can accommodate up to 120 guests. This venue is perfect for large dinner functions and guests can enjoy traditional African meals. Meals are served in the form of a buffet and traditional African braai.
- Conference venue
- Hotel Bar
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 10:00
- Airport transfers
- Braai & Barbeque
- Housekeeping service
- Tours & Transfers on Request
The Standard Rooms at the Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village in South Africa consist of either a double bed or two single beds as well as an en-suite bathroom.
Standard Room features:
- Tea and coffee making facilities
The large Deluxe Rooms at the Lesedi African Lodge offer 2 double beds and an en-suite bathroom. The en-suite bathroom features both a shower and a bath.
Deluxe Room features:
- Ceiling fan
- Tea and coffee making facilities
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The Lesedi African Lodge is in the bushveld at Broederstroom, North of Johannesburg. This African Cultural Village is situated on the R512 (the Lanseria Road) North of Johannesburg (and West of Pretoria) on the main route to Sun City and Hartebeespoort Dam.
Driving directions from Johannesburg to the Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village:
1. Travel on the M1 north
2. At the Woodmead interchange turns right onto the N1
3. When you reach the Lanseria off-ramp, you will take the R512 north
4. Travel for approximately 40 kms and you will see the Lesedi sign clearly marked on the left-hand side of the road.
On site parking facilities are provided for guests.
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