Shangaan Cultural Village Tour
Timbavati Safari Lodge offers you a step into a truly African Cultural Village experience
Have you ever wondered about the ways in which South African rural people live?
Join us for a very unique, guided “Cultural Village Walk” and experience a personal and close up look at how many of the rural people in South Africa live and survive. Our local Shangaan village of “Sigagule” is a unique place to visit, talk to the people, take photos, and witness for yourself, traditional life, in a rural village.
You will stroll through the village with a local guide for about 1 ½ – 2 hours. The guide will inform you of the traditions and culture of the people as you walk, stopping to take photographs when you want, and point out places and things of interest.
The village people know you are visitors and are contributing to the community, as the money from the walk goes to the Guide, Sihlekisi School Project, maize meal for poor families, and to the “sangoma” (traditional healer) for time and photographs.
During the walk you will visit the “Sangoma” (traditional healer), a family home, the clinic, and the local trading store and tavern before returning to the lodge. A visit to the Sihlekisi School and crèche is also made if time permits for the extra walk to the far end of the village.