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Swazi Cultural Village

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Address: Mantenga, Swaziland
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This was a stop on our guided tour with Gate 1, and I am so glad they included it. We didn't have time to see the village, but the singing and dancing were wonderful. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a stop on our guided tour with Gate 1, and I am so glad they included it. We didn't have time to see the village, but the singing and dancing were wonderful. They choose people from the audience to dance with them, and I thought, "oh, no, tacky tourist ploy...don't pick me!". They didn't, but chose the two... More 

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Thank genenurse
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in the village about 11am and straight watching the dance/singing performance which is really energetic and nice. These people really have amazing voice. After that performance, Paul the guide took us for a walk in the village and told us the history and the culture of the village residents, really interesting. After that we went to the restaurant... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The village was quite interesting. Visiting the place is totally worth the money. The village offers a guided tour as well as cultural dance. Optional walk to the waterfalls is possible.

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Thank Lance_Kerwin
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We visited, not really knowing what to expect, and overall found it to be worth the stop to learn a little more about the Swazi culture and history. For everything we did, we were probably there less than three hours. When we arrived (after paying at the gate on the way in) we were greeted by a young man who... More 

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Oosterhout (NL)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you have the chance to visit Swazi Cultural village it is really worth the while and the money. You start with a guided tour through a genuine (build) Swazi village where a guide in an original outfit takes you through everyday life of Swazi men, boys, girls and women. It is great to hear about their authentic lifes and... More 

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Thank Arjo R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Swazi Cultural Village was one of the most interesting place I have ever visit. I traveled to more than 50 countries, but this location is unique. Heritage village, local in traditional dress, great show (dance, music and and ). You will not see like this not even in Africa.

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Thank Keighobad E
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Despite torrential rain, the village put on a great show of native dancing. The costumes were authentic, the dancers seemed to be having a great time, and the photo opportunities were perfect. There is a beautiful waterfall on the grounds of the reserve which can visit as well.

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Thank dmittleman
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Touring a historical Swazi Village after walking down to the waterfall and viewing Execution Rock was a treat. We watched the dancers perform dances for both male and female along with singing. At the end, some of the dances pulled women from the audiance to learn the dance. Afterwards we toured the village learning about the culture, the various huts... More 

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scotland
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent value for money . Includes view of falls,cultural village, and cultural dances.close to Manzini.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best places to visit. The traditional dance and their singing is so good you feel like watching them for the whole day. The tour is more interesting too. Friendly people. The walk to the waterfalls need you to be nicely fit with comfortable shoes. Entrance is R400 per car

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