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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent display of enthusiasm and talent for nearly an hour. Well introduced the performers ran through their listed traditional songs and dances in a great colourful musical performance. We had half a dozen young girls now living in Pretoria in front of us who...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Refreshing sounds and a true reflection of the indeginous way of life of the Swazi nation. U get to dance and be part of this fascinating ppl. I loved it

Thank Mlambo1977
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We had a very nice experience at the Matenga village. The walkabout was fun and informative. The traditional dancers are a treat to watch and they even asked some of the tourists to join in the dancing. There are a number of decent hiking trails...More

Thank Sakkie84
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Mantenga Cultural Village & Natural Reserve in Manzini, just 20 km south of the capital Mbabane, was a good introduction to the Swazi culture which is distinctively different from South Africa’s. The reserve is in a quiet forested area so we ditched our car at...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 4 July 2018

It is unbelievable that they continue their traditions so well. It is like another world. Women are very submissive and must obey the husband and his mother. Young boys and girls are instructed village ways in separate buildings. The reserve is geared or tourists

Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We enjoyed the show, singing and dancing. The tour of the village was educational (although hard to hear how women are viewed in this culture!). The hike to the waterfall was beautiful and worth it!

Thank africal0ver
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We spent one night in Chalet nr 1. The chalets are hidden all along the riverbank and are very quiet. The accomodation is old and a lot of chalets are in a bad state but I don't think they are being used. Our chalet had...More

Thank Canwehavemore
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We arrived and caught the end of a tour through the Swazi homestead. The tour guide happily took us through the homestead from the beginning, despite having just finished the tour. He was very funny and the whole tour was great. He even took us...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I took a group of visitors to see the Cultural centre in October 2017 , the last time I went was 2006, I have to say that the dancing was exhillerating and the tour of the cultural village was brilliant. Swazi culture is complex and...More

Thank 430tim
Reviewed 22 April 2018

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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