Become part of the Swazi culture and lifestyle at the intriguing Mantenga Cultural Village located in the heart of the awesome Mantenga Nature Reserve, Ezulwini Swaziland. This is an interactive living village where you will learn to appreciate, respect, understand and participate in the many facets of ancient Swazi life.
The village is a mini-complex of sixteen huts, each with a specific purpose. Children play carefree while the herds wander about, the atmosphere is one of warmth and extreme hospitality, an energetic buzz prevail as the residents go about their daily tasks encouraging you to interact. Nestled under a canopy of trees, Mantenga Cultural Village's nearby accommodation blends inconspicuously with the environment and comprises of 20 thatched luxury en-suite tents offering simple rustic yet comfortable living space. Each tent is equipped with a fan, fridge and the splendid covered veranda is just the spot from where to relish the breathtaking valley views.
Dine at the marvellous open-air restaurant offering yet another cultural treat where efficient service is complemented by a wide choice of traditional delights to tantalize the taste buds. Order a drink from the bar and relax whilst absorbing the wonderful serene atmosphere, or have a lovely picnic at the many picnic sites around the reserve. Browse the curio shops within the village; learn the skill of weaving a traditional beehive hut, grind maize or bond with the men around a fire with a pot of traditional home-brewed beer.
Join the vibrant Swazi song and dance performances while the pulsating rhythms of African drums fill your inner spirit with a sense of belonging. Mantenga Cultural Village is within minutes of the awe-inspiring Mantenga Falls where inviting rock pools ensure safe swimming. Discover the flourishing fauna and flora species in the reserve, hike and horse ride the trails, or quad-bike the astounding Ezulwini Valley. Forget about airs and graces; forget about silver cutlery and grand crockery, for Mantenga Cultural Village is all about embracing a positive interactive interest in the Swazi cultural heritage and finding the true essence of the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland.
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