About Us & some Ndebele culture

Mission: To provide you with an authentic cultural experience by living within a traditional rural Ndebele village.

Information and background: Mapoch Ndebele Village was forcible removed from its land in Pretoria during 1952 by the apartheid’s government. After numerous “discussions” it was agreed to settle their present location which provided access to suitable grazing land and water. The conference center and lodge was built in with funds held in trust by the community. The facilities are still run and managed by an elected community trust.

The village is relatively un-commercialised and you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself and experience life from a unique perspective. Despite the influence of modernism, the house and enclosures acre painted with colourful geometric patters, for which the Ndebele are famous, often incorporating modern aspects such and the SA flag.

Children Playing

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