Mantenga Cultural Village, Manzini

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Learn about the lifestyle of a traditional Swazi settlement at Mantenga Cultural Village, an open-air museum maintained to represent a typical village from the 1850s. Inspect the building materials and styles used to make each hut, and watch vibrant performances of traditional dance and song. You'll also get an opportunity to join in with some of the daily work, such as grinding maize and plaiting grass. The surrounding area provides a home for monkeys, baboons, and warthogs, with hikes and short walks from the village much recommended. Discover how to plan a Manzini trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Nice stop made at the cultural village where you will have a look at how they used to live. You first get a guided tour of a guide, where you have to ask for official access to join the terrain (you have to shout hello and the village shouts a greeting back). At 11:15h and 15:15h, a show is performed, singing and dancing, what an energy! There is also a waterfall nearby to watch and possibly. To Picnic.
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  • Twice a day there is a screening of traditional dances. Lasts 45 min. At first we thought "Oje, so long," but it wasn't boring in any way. Very impressive, especially when the dancers hurl their feet up to their heads. Afterwards there was an interesting tour of a traditional Swazi village. You can still visit a waterfall on foot. Is a path of about 15 minutes. In the restaurant you can have a small snack
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  • Amazing journey, song, and dance. The traditional style homestead is gorgeous and fun for the whole family. The falls a long walk/short drive away is a must see. Be cautious driving, the dirt roads aren't the best and there is wildlife around.
  • Beautiful , just beautiful. The people here are so amazing and generous. Could not think of a better day out with the family in Swaziland
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