At Lesedi African Lodge & Cultural Village you can experience what life is like in rural African villages, learn about 5 tribal cultures, sample African cuisine, sleep in luxury in themed traditional African villages, participate in unforgettable African team building adventures, and get down to business in high-tech conference rooms.

Did you know?

Lesedi and its cultural experience was co-founded by African explorer, Kingsley Holgate, who ensures that every attraction is not only fascinating, but enriching.

Lesedi African Lodge & Cultural Village is the perfect venue for those seeking a taste of Africa while holding a conference or African team building event.

Situated in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site area, Lesedi is just 45 minutes' drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Lesedi Cultural Village comprises 5 traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes. Guests can enjoy a 2.5 hour cultural experience that comprises a visit to the Ndebele village craft market, a multi-visual presentation on the history of South Africa’s people, a guided tour of the 5 homesteads, and traditional singing and dancing. This can be followed by a meal in Nyama Choma restaurant where you can taste impala, ostrich and crocodile meat.

Conference facilities and African team building activities make Lesedi an ideal venue for corporate outings. It has 5 well-equipped conference rooms decorated with African murals. The stories of these murals are explained and the conference blessed by Lesedi’s sangoma.

For groups that wish to stay the night, Lesedi has 38 luxury huts, decorated in traditional cultural style but with modern conveniences. For larger groups, neighbouring properties can cater for an additional 140 guests.

For those seeking unusual team building experiences, Lesedi won’t disappoint. Learn the art of stick fighting and spear throwing before going into mock battle against your team mates. Try your hand at cattle herding, gumboot dancing and African drumming, or take part in a cultural quiz.

Fully inclusive package options include overnight accommodation with African team building exercises tailored to each company’s specific needs.

Lesedi also offers a variety of dining experiences. Try the buffet with traditional African dishes in the Nyama Choma Restaurant; dine cross-legged on floor cushions in the North African Nile Room; enjoy an authentic South African braai; host a gala dinner in the Tswana Letsatsi open air boma; or have a light African-styled lunch in the shebeen.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Lesedi teambuilding, conferencing and events
James Robb
Tel: +27 (0)11 676 3123
Cell: +27 (0)82 340 6309

Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village
Tel: +27 (0)12 205 1394
Tel: +27 (0)87 940 9933
Mobile: +27 (0)71 507 1447

How to get here

Lesedi is located just north of Johannesburg on the R512 (the Lanseria road) on the main route to Sun City and Hartebeespoort dam.

Best time to visit

Lesedi is a year-round destination.

Around the area

Lesedi is located near the Hartebeespoort dam in the Magaliesberg mountain range. Here you can enjoy game drives, walking trails, and guided Anglo-Boer history tours. You can also visit craft markets, or go horse riding, birdwatching, river rafting and golfing.

What will it cost

Team building games cost approx R65 per person per game, or approx R250 for 5 or more games.

Where to stay

Stay in a traditional African mud hut with all the modern conviences you'd expect from a first-class facility

What to eat

Sample traditional African cuisine

Best buys

African crafts