Lesedi Cultural Village , Cradle of Humankind- Full Day

Johannesburg, South Africa

Lesedi Cultural Village , Cradle of Humankind- Full Day

What you can expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lesidi Cultural Village, Lanseria Road, Broederstroom, Madibeng South Africa

Enter into the cultures of the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes. You will be transported into there Villages and discover there Traditions and meet the people of Africa. After completing this tour we join the African dancers and are entertained by talented dancers and singers in the traditional African way of celebration and story telling. You also have the option of a late lunch at 5 pm where you can enjoy true African food.
R 630 includes Lunch or Dinner, Cultural Tour, Dance Show
R 395 Dance and Lunch or Dinner
R 395 Culture Show Only

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: The Cradle of Humankind, Krugersdorp North, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site South Africa

Join us at Maropeng for an adventure into the human fossils and the evolution of Humankind as we go through the displays . Its exciting on a river cruise and you have fun seeing how man evolved

Duration: 2 hours


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free WIFI in Vehicle


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Lesedi Cultural Village R 630 includes Lunch or Dinner, Cultural Tour, Dance Show
  • Lesedi Cultural Village R 395 Culture Tour and Dancing.
  • Entrance fee of R100 into the Maropeng Museum

Additional info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632, South Africa


5 to 8 hours

  • abrajamie


    Shane was the best guide we could have hoped for. He had answers to all of our questions and was so knowledgeable and respectful of the cultural elements of the tour. He took photos of us and just made sure we were having a good time all around. I wish I booked more days with him to do other activities, but that’s all the more reason to come back to South Africa!
  • Samantha B


    Shane was an awesome guide. He was happy to tailor my day to what suited me and also made suggestions based on what I was interested in. He was very knowledgeable and great company. I can't recommend him enough!
  • phillipbL3448QQ


    An outstanding Colerful, Festive. Entertaining, Exciting and Educational Experience!!! Great Music 🎶, Dance. Storytelling, Poetic Experience!!! Awesome reasonably-priced gifts for your Family. The Tribe is diverse and very Friendly, Artistic Professional Individuals that obviously very much Enjoy what they do. My Guide was the BEST!! Shane Gouldie an Experienced people oriented and very knowledgeable Professional Guide. 💯 💯 💯
  • Martha_V


    I really enjoyed my day. I learned so much and everyone was so welcoming and helpful. Definitely recommend the tour and tour guide. Communication is excellent and Shane’s service was exceptional! Highly recommend him!
  • tomyupw


    Shane our tour guide was amazing! He introduced us to the locals and taught us about their cultures. I would give the tour an A and our guide an A+.
  • Voyager240003


    Shane was friendly informative and helpful. He took extra time to allow shopping at the tour site. He was great company during the meal and filled us in on life in the Bush. He gave tips and suggestions for the remainder of the trip. Would definitely recommend.
  • Mich_M


    I enjoyed the cradle of humankind. I studied evolution so this was a bucket list activity for me. The highlight of the tour was the lesedi Cultural Village. I learnt alot about my own country that I never knew before. Shane was a great guide. He showed up early so we missed the traffic and then dropped me off at the airport after. We even grabbed breakfast before the start of the tour since we were early and he was willing to take some cool photos of me at the sites since I was solo. Thanks again for a lovely experience Shane!
  • Piccioneviaggiatoreq


    The final part of the tour in Lesedi was the most impressive as it was possible to witness the power and connection that the people have and gather from being and feeling united as one. The cradle should be a bit updated and fixed as some parts were damaged or just old; above all, it’s a great and easy to comprehend museum. Shane, the guide, wasn’t directly present during the two tours but was then completely available afterwards to answer all our questions on the matters. We had an amazing day!
  • yohant699


    Shane is an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable about the country and its heritage. We had such a a great time with him during the tour we booked that we have decided to do another one with him the next day. I definitely recommend him for any getaways. Don’t hesitate to contact him also, in case you want something a bit personalized! We had to do some arrangements and he was happy to do so!
  • carolmD9248CG


    My son and I had a great commute to the Cradle of Mankind and Lesedi village which was arranged by Shane. He provided a brief history of the different South African tribes and the area's of Johannesburg during our drive. We learned a lot from him. Thank you Shane!
  • Jill C


    My 9yo and I are slow traveling south Africa and we signed up for this tour with Shane as a first intro to the evolution of ppl followed by an intro of the tribes of South Africa. Shane is a great guide and gave us insight into his country, answered our questions authentically, and recommended his favorite books on South Africa. My daughter wasnt a big fan of the a cradle due to sensory issues but we loved Lesedi Culture Village! She loved learning the congos, the dance performances, learning about each village and it's culture, and we loved lunch. My daughter who is very selective about what she eats actually tried fried crocodile and loved it! We enjoyed it time with Shane as our guide still much that we booked his Rhino & Lion park tour a couple of days later!
  • Joydeep_S


    The best part of this trip was the Lesedi Cultural Village. Great to learn about the different tribes in Africa, as well as learn a little about their culture. Cradle of Humankind - was a little tacky. For something as important as this, they could've found a different way to present it to the guests. Also - the fact that the Sterkfontein Caves were not open, should've been made clearn in this tour description.
  • 336harrip


    Shane is great! He seems more like a friend showing you the best local spots, and is super flexible about customizing your day. The highlight was Lesedi Cultural Village, which was a great introduction to South Africa because you learn about different tribes.
  • Dralt78


    My partner and I travel often and all over the world so we like to pack as much into our trips as possible. When we met Shane, we didn't know what package to pick since we had never been to South Africa and just wanted to get a "taste" of each city we were staying in. First of all, Shane is so easy to get along with. Kind and funny; incredibly knowledgeable and a local who grew up and has lived his very colorful and active life in South Africa. He asked us what we were looking for and tailor made our day into what we wanted!!! We saw the animal reserve and saw the animals feeding; we visited the cradle of humanity; we visited the statue of Mandela and saw many of the official city buildings downtown. We saw so much I don't have space to write about it! Our day was supposed to be a half day and ended up being from 9am-9pm! Maybe later, I don't know because it was so much fun!!! We all ended up having dinner together by the end of the day, Shane was a friend that we didn't want to leave and hope to come back soon to visit with again. For us, it's not seeing the sites that makes a difference, it's the people. And hearing Shane's experience and how he sees the land, the culture, the love of his country; his experience as a professional cricketer and professional cricketer coach; and enjoying sharing stories all during a road trip made it an experience not to forgot. And did I mention that his prices were so so reasonable?? Wow. Amazing experience; amazing person. Highly recommend. We miss you, Shane!!!!!!!!!!!!