The “Cradle of Humankind” is an area north-west of Johannesburg which has produced some of the oldest proto-human fossils on Earth. Lesedi Cultural Village, right in the middle of this region, sketches in a few of the developments which have happened in the three or so million years since our ancestors stalked their prey across the veldt.
Lesedi reflects the diversity of South Africa’s original inhabitants, and contains elements of Zulu, Xhosa, and Ndebele cultures, among others. Together they offer a tumult of sensory delights, from the riotous color schemes of traditional huts to lively dances, all in a setting in harmony with the surrounding bushland.
Lesedi Cultural Village is around an hour’s drive north-west of Johannesburg, and makes a good stopover on the way to Sun City. Overnight accommodation is available in villages which reflect the authentic housing styles of each ethnic group represented here.