Cultural Experiences South Africa


Shangana Cultural Village is situated between Mpumalanga’s picturesque Blyde River Canyon and the world-renowned Kruger National Park , making it a perfect pit-stop on a South Africa safari. Shangana consists of a group of Shangaan villages centered around a main market village.

The idea of the village is to plunge oneself in the Shangaan culture, witnessing artisans practicing their everyday crafts with the informative assistance of a guide. Participants will meet with families in the villages and learn about their customs and traditions. The most fascinating encounters are with the village chief and sangoma (traditional healer) with his mystical medicines.

In addition to a village tour, visitors to Shangana may choose to include a performance in the chief’s kraal to their visit. Performances range from dancing and singing to collaborative drumming or the musical stylings of the Marimba band. Opting for a performance is recommended, as it is these lively routines that may prove the most memorable part of your South African tour.

Timbavati Safari Lodge

With this mind blowing life and cultural experience available at Timbavati Safari Lodge as well as many other amazing activities unique to South Africa and in particular this area of the country, our luxurious accommodation and friendly staff will provide the perfect stay while you and your family experience all the wildlife and cultural wonders on offer.

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