|Nyani Cultural Village:
All the huts in the village have been
constructed and decorated using traditional methods and materials.
This village has not been developed for commercial purposes but is the
actual home of the inhabitants. Arrangements with regard to dancing
exhibitions and accommodation for groups therefore need to be made well
in advance. Groups do stay overnight in the village but some might find
the facilities to be too rudimentary. Visitors have to sleep on
mattresses on the floor of the huts and there are only cold water
authentic cultural experience awaits the visitor at Nyani. This
traditional Shangaan village lies near the town of Hoedspruit in
the Northern Province and resembles a Shangaan village of some
50 years before. The grandson of the last traditional chief of
the area, Axon Khosa, is the host and guide who welcomes and
takes visitors around the village. Axon’s family inhabits the
village, and visitors have the opportunity to see these people
going about their daily chores in much the same way as their
Guests are welcome to wander around the village and watch people going
about their everyday activities. Children run around playing their games
while the adults make traps or weave mats from reed and rope from sisal.
The women pound mealies / maize in the traditional way and collect wild
spinach for their family’s meal.