10 Little Gems 2017

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Matsamo Cultural Village

Matsamo Cultural Village

Experience authentic Swazi culture, celebrations and entertainment.


  • Jeppes Reef
  • 013 781-0578
Type: Art & Culture
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At Matsamo Cultural Village, situated just off the R570, 40km from Malalane and close to Jeppe’s Reef border post (Swaziland), you can experience authentic Swazi culture, celebrations and entertainment.

Stay over in traditional beehive-shaped huts in the kraal. While they remain delightfully true to their African aesthetic, they do feature separate toilets, hot and cold water and air-conditioning for your comfort. Each ‘hive' is also nicely secluded, so you can have a private braai or just relax in the rural village setting.

In the village you'll be treated to age-old folk songs, rhythmic dance performances - including the famous Rain Dance - and music with authentic African instruments, as well as traditional Swazi cuisine.

You can also wander on a tour through the village with its many huts and spaces, interacting with the villagers as they go about their daily activities, cultivating their crops, preparing traditional food and fashioning beautiful craft works. There’s a well-stocked curio shop with local crafts, and a spacious restaurant with a stunning panoramic view.

Map Directions


Vivtors Guide Booklet


Kruger Lowveld Head Office

Crossing Shopping Centre


+27 (0)13 755 1988