The Matsamo Swazi Cultural Village provides
visitors with interesting and informative insights into the culture, traditions
and lifestyles of Swazi people. The village, which has received numerous awards
such as South Africa's Imvelo Responsible Tourism Award, has grown in popularity
amongst tourists and local residents alike. It was established as an initiative
of the Nkomazi Tribal Authority to preserve the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the region.
The Matsamo Cultural village is named after Chief Matsamo, who was a well-known Shongwe
chief who once ruled this tribal area.
Those who visit the Matsamo Cultural Village will experience first hand the many interesting aspects of traditional
Swazi culture and lifestyle. This includes the singing of centuries-old folk
songs passed down from generation to generation, lively dance performances which
include the well know "Rain Dance". Other demonstrations at Matsamo Cultural
Village include traditional Swazi cuisine, beadwork, weaving and drumming.
given a fascinating tour of the village consisting of traditional bee-hive huts
where they are intorduced to the villagers as they go
about their daily routines, cultivating their crops, preparing traditional food
and creating magnificent craft works.
The well-stocked curio shop allows
you to take home more than just memories, while supporting the local craft
market. The village also has a spacious African-themed, 300 seat
restaurant with stunning panoramic views of the the surrounding dam.
The Matsamo Swazi Cultural Village, situated on the South African side of the
Jeppe's Reef Border post.
Tel: +27(0) 13 781 0578
Fax: +27(0) 13 781 0306
Cell: +27(0) 82 457 8964
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