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Mantenga Cultural Village

is a good quality re-construction of a Swazi chief’s village from around 1850 or so. It is isolated by towering rock cliffs and a winding river, you really do get a feel for what life must have been like a century and a half ago. You can see a lifestyle that has continued for hundreds of years - there are people repairing the huts in the traditional way, cattle in the enclosure and so on. They have excellent traditional dance performances twice a day. Whilst sipping on an ice cold drink under the beautiful African sky, one can enjoy the sound of the Swazi drums playing for the traditional Swazi dance, Sibhaca, performed by teams of men (and sometimes women) at a vigorous pace. The dances are usually performed at the cultural village, but occasionally at the Swazi River Café is the weather is not favourable.

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