Mantenga Cultural Village, Manzini

4.4
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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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  • Percy was a fantastic guide and I learnt a lot about the Swazi culture and traditions. Interesting how the huts are built  more »
  • We loved the friendliness of the staff and how informative the tour was. Being South African we were amazed at the similarities of the cultures, especially the vibrant dancing and singing.  more »
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  • Great people, good food. Amazing view of mountains and water fall
  • The cultural village itself just seems to be a tourist trap for group tourists, but there are also several nice hiking paths along the Lusushwana River leading to some spectacular waterfalls.
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