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TTribal traditions and culture are a historic and continuing way of life in South Africa, and at Gaabo Motho Cultural Village near Tshwane in the North West province, you have the privilege of experiencing the culture of four prominent tribes, the Zulu, Ndebele, Tswana and Venda, who peacefully co-exist here. 

Each tribe is distinctive in their dress, dance, music and language. The Zulu tongue is arguably the most expressive, while the Ndebele are known for their stunning geometric designs on their dwellings. It's this combined experience that makes Gaabo Motho Cultural Village a fascinating stopover for visitors wanting insight into South Africa's tribal cultures. 

On arrival you are immersed into the rhythm of Africa as various tribal dances are performed to the rousing beat of drums. The gumboot dance, originated by migrant workers on the gold mines, is also performed, as well as beautiful church and wedding songs. 

You are invited to join traditional African games as they have been played for centuries, and to discover the mores and myths of the Tswana. Visit a traditional healer who will throw bones to predict your future, and afterwards enjoy traditional beer at a shebeen shack called 'Mokhukhu'. 

This North West cultural village also makes a memorable overnight stay. There are conventional double rooms with great views of the surrounding village, as well as a colourfully decorated Ndebele village consisting of thatched huts and more westernised huts. There is also a Zulu village with traditional huts built according to Zulu tradition. 

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Who to contact 

Gaabo Motho Cultural Village 
Tel: +27 (0)72 122 6820 or +27 (0)72 210 9900 
Email: info@gaabomotho.co.za 

How to get here  

Gaabo Motho is situated in a small village called Hebron, between Ga-Rankuwa and Mabopane, approximately 35km from Tshwane and 4km from the Morula Sun resort in the North West province. 

Things to do 

Nearby is the Hartbeespoort Dam, a popular tourist attraction with a variety of watersports. Visit the aerial cableway, the elephant or monkey sanctuary, and shop at the dam's colourful roadside markets. 

What to pack  

Walking shoes, sunscreen, casual clothing and a camera. 

Where to stay  

Choose a traditional hut, or a modern guesthouse. 

What to eat  

Traditional tribal fare, though Western food is also available.  

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