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Mantenga Nature Reserve

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Educational experience

I wasn't sure what to expect when visiting the cultural village, but I was pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Travis B
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We had looked forward to our visit here, especially as we knew little about Swazi culture and for... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
MissHolders
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Reviewed yesterday

I wasn't sure what to expect when visiting the cultural village, but I was pleasantly surprised! The dance performance and singing was easily the highlight of the experience. If you have the opportunity I think it's worth stopping by.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had looked forward to our visit here, especially as we knew little about Swazi culture and for us, this was a chance to see life as it was in a traditional Swazi village. Sadly, this wasn't the case. We arrived around 4pm, so we...More

Thank MissHolders
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

I had the chance to see the performance where local people made a demonstration of tradicional songs and dances. It was super interesting. Then they would explain their customs and traditions. And how was the life organized in a traditional village. After the show you...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Lovely drive through the nature reserve. The cultural village experience was awesome. The dancing fantastic and the singing exceptional. I have been to another cultural village in KZN South Africa and they cannot be compared with the Swazi village as the Swazi village is streaks...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

At the gates of the village you are welcomed by authentic native people who are proud to show you their world. Native dancers show you their ancient moves, you can easy drink and eat at the local restaurant and the nature (including a waterfall) is...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We came here on a Thursday morning and had an amazing experience. Entrance costs R100.00 per adult and includes the dance, village tour, and waterfall. We first visited the waterfall which was nice, and then went on to the dance. We didn't know what to...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The drive through the nature reserve gives an impression of what the area looks like and if you are lucky you may see nyala or other buck. The river and the mountain create a nice back drop and the appropriately named executioner's rock hovers above...More

Thank kdgarlipp
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

The Mantenga Nature Reserve is centered around the Swazi Cultural Village. The village shows traditional Swazi huts and a guide explains the way of life and customs of the Swazi people. We couldn't stay for the dance (had to wait more than an hour for...More

Thank Ilse020
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

You pay 100R per person to enter the Reserve and that's it: you can access the waterfall, do a guided visit to the traditional village and enjoy the absolutely amazing typical dancing and singing show that happens daily, twice a day. Of course, tips are...More

2  Thank Bruno I
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived and I wasn't sure...but by the time we left I loved it. The only problem was no fridge!! And in the climate that is not good!! We met Natasha, the guest relation manager, and she was delightful..and extremely helpful, giving us an itinerary...More

Thank Marilyn H
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