Venda Culture Tours

Venda culture and traditions are still proudly preserved and practised by the Venda people. The Soutpansberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province have been the traditional home of the Venda since the 19th century.

Venda culture is steeped in the spirit world and finds expression in their woodcarvings, pottery and the decoration of their buildings. Traditional beliefs are that all lakes and rivers are sacred and the many legends told by Venda forefathers are retold from generation to generation.

Ancestor worship, drums, dancing, livestock, agriculture and crafts are very important to the Venda people.

Visit Mashovhela Bush Lodge in the Morning Sun Nature Reserve for a truly unique Venda Cultural Experience.

VENDA CULTURE AND HERITAGE TOURS

All tours must be booked 24 hours in advance at the Lodge reception
A minimum of 2 Adults rate is required to enable the Venda Culture and Venda Arts and Crafts Tour to be booked.

All entrance fees, tour fees as well as a picnic lunch are included in the Full Day Tours

Children under 12 years get 50% discount with a minimum of 2 Adults rate
Optional STEP ON GUIDE: Using our guide with your own vehicle – R900.00 for FULL day (8 hours) per tour

Local Kavambe Cultural Village Tour (2 hours)
Rates valid until 29 February 2020

Drive & Walk

1 Adult

2 Adults

3 – 10 Adults

Children 12 years and
younger

Children 0 – 3 years

Local Kavambe Cultural Village Tour (2 hours)

R620.00pp

R310.00pp

R200.00pp

R150.00pp

babysitting service available on request

Kavambe Village Tour
Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021

Single Adult Per person

2 Pax

3 & more Pax Child rate

Per person

Venda Village Tour (2 hours)

Local Kavambe community

R665.00pp R330.00pp R215.00pp R160.00pp

 

Local Kavambe Cultural Village Tour

Experience day to day life in an authentic Venda village.

The tour includes:
Visiting a Venda family at their home
Learning about making local African beer
Traditional jewellery making
Building materials used for houses
Venda clothing
Venda drawings

The Venda village gets 30% commission of each per person rate.

Tell: 087 233 5027

Venda Land Cultural Tour (Full day – 8 hours)
Rates valid until 29 February 2020

In Mashovhela Safari
Vehicle

2 Adults

3 -5 adults

6 – 10 Adults

Children 3+ – 12 years

Children 0 – 3 years

Venda Land Cultural Tour (Full day – 8 hours)

R1950.00pp

R1780.00pp

R1580.00

R950.00pp

babysitting service available on request

Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021

In Mashovhela Safari
Vehicle
2 Adults 3 – 5 Adults 6 – 10 Adults Child rate

Per person

Venda land Cultural Tour R1995.00pp R1850.00pp R1650.00pp R995.00pp

*Own vehicle with our guide: R950.00 per full day (entrance fees and packed lunch not included)

Venda Land Cultural Tour (FULL day includes picnic lunch)

Visiting Venda Land is a truly captivating experience which includes a number of attractions in the area and is guided by a professional Venda guide.

The tour includes:
The Dzata Ruins and Museum – experience this proud and colourful tribe’s history and legends through the artefacts on display.
Venda villages – get insight into the Venda people’s culture and their way of life.
Lake Fundudzi fed by the Motale River. The most sacred site to the Venda – home to the mythical python and white crocodile.
Thathe Vondo forest – ‘Holy Forest’ with ancient trees and mountain ferns.
Tshatshingo Potholes – view beautiful waterfalls and streams and watch the Motale River disappear into a pothole before reappearing some distance away.
Enjoy the scenic beauty of Venda land and the Soutpansberg Mountains.

Tell: 087 233 5027

Venda Arts and Crafts Tour (Full day – 8 hours)

In Mashovhela Safari
Vehicle

2  Adults

3 – 5 Adults

6 – 10 adults

Children 3+ – 12 years

Toddlers 0 – 3 years

Venda Arts and Crafts Tour(Full day – 8 hours)

R1750.00pp

R1550.00pp

R1350.00pp

R850.00pp

babysitting service available on request

Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021

In Mashovhela Safari
Vehicle
2 Adults 3 – 5 Adults 6 – 10 Adults Child rate

Per person

Venda Arts & Crafts Tour R1795.00pp R1600.00pp R1650.00pp R895.00pp

*Own vehicle with our guide: R950.00 per full day (entrance fees and packed lunch not included)

Venda Arts and Crafts Tour

Venda people are highly creative, some craftsmen being well known worldwide.

The tour includes:
The Cultural Heritage Resource Centre, the Dancing Fish gallery at Madi a Thavha for an introduction to different cultural arts and crafts.
The Elim Area – where women make stunning batiks with traditional patterns, bead work and embroidery.
Mashamba Potters – a huge workshop of 50 women making traditional Venda and contemporary pots which are all fired in natural clay ovens.
Wood carver, Thomas Kubayi – he carves traditional and contemporary wood sculptures, makes traditional musical instruments like drums and teaches young people wood carving skills.

Tell: 087 233 5027

Venda Domba Dance Tour

The most famous of the Venda dances is the Domba, or python dance. The Venda’s believe that good rains will fall in the following season when they perform the domba dance.Traditionally the dancers wear small aprons covering the back and front, with tasselled ornaments called thahu.

Domba Dance (3 hour tour)

Rates valid until 29 February 2020

Domba Dance 2 Adults  

 

3 – 5 Adults 6 – 10 Adults Children 3+ – 12 years
3 Hour Domba Dance Tour R1500.00pp R1100.00pp R950.00pp R750.00pp

*Own vehicle with our guide: R500.00 per tour (entrance fees excluded)

 Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021

Surrounding area

Full Day Tours

10 % commission

2 Adults  

 

3 – 5 Adults 6 – 10 Adults Children 3+ – 12 years
3 Hour Domba Dance Tour R1600.00pp R1200.00pp R1050.00pp R800.00pp

*Own vehicle with our guide: R550.00 per tour (entrance fees excluded)

Please note that due to high demand all bookings must be made at least one week in advance. Bookings are subject to availability.

TO BOOK: Contact our reservations on: 079 602 5482 or 087 233 5027 or

Email: sales@morningsun.co.za

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