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One of my favorite experiences in Swaziland

You pay 100R per person to enter the Reserve and that's it: you can access the waterfall, do a guided visit to the traditional village and enjoy the absolutely amazing typical... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You pay 100R per person to enter the Reserve and that's it: you can access the waterfall, do a guided visit to the traditional village and enjoy the absolutely amazing typical dancing and singing show that happens daily, twice a day. Of course, tips are more than welcome after the show, so remember to bring some cash with you. It... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and I wasn't sure...but by the time we left I loved it. The only problem was no fridge!! And in the climate that is not good!! We met Natasha, the guest relation manager, and she was delightful..and extremely helpful, giving us an itinerary which really formulated our days with this centre. We would recommend this place...but definitely do... More 

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

I enjoyed as I got a picture of the swazi culture and customs and all the history that comes with it. Trevor was the best he brings the village to life and makes it enjoyable. the male dancers where good could see that they love what they are doing the ladies looked like they were being forced. The team know... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

One of the few places you can enjoy traditional Swazi culture and living. Don't forget to walk to the waterfall.

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Thank AnuradhaUdu
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

This Swazi cultural village provided an insight into the customs and history of the Swazi people. The visit includes traditional dance demonstration (with the option to join in at the end) and a tour around the model village.

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Thank Dant6817
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Was interesting to see and learn about the Swazi culture through the Cultural Village. guided tour of the history and symbolism of the cultural village. The performance and singing / dance was very good. The youngsters are very talented.

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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

It's not that often that you have opportunity to discover the beauties of a country in a single space. Mantenga Nature allow you to interact with the culture on beautiful background

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Thank Francisco J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I enjoyed cycling to the falls. This was my highlight! The cultural tour was informative but the huts are in need of repair. And despite the guide saying that the construction was 100% from natural materials ( and specifically that "no wires were used in the construction") we saw a couple of places were wires were used to hold structures... More 

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Cape Town, SA
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

We were taken here by friends so we could learn about the Swazi culture and I found it so informative! The dancing were really good and I loved the interaction with the crowd to let them dance with. I also like the info as we did the tour to learn how their culture works. After we walked to a beautiful... More 

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Kriel
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

The nature there is beautiful, a few wild antelope were spotted. Deeper in were some locals having a braai. The waterfall was also very beautiful. Me and my wife even drank some of the water flowing in the stream. Worth the while.

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