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Mantenga Cultural Village

is a good quality re-construction of a Swazi chief’s village from around 1850 or so. It is isolated by towering rock cliffs and a winding river, you really do get a feel for what life must have been like a century and a half ago. You can see a lifestyle that has continued for hundreds of years - there are people repairing the huts in the traditional way, cattle in the enclosure and so on. They have excellent traditional dance performances twice a day. Whilst sipping on an ice cold drink under the beautiful African sky, one can enjoy the sound of the Swazi drums playing for the traditional Swazi dance, Sibhaca, performed by teams of men (and sometimes women) at a vigorous pace. The dances are usually performed at the cultural village, but occasionally at the Swazi River Café is the weather is not favourable.

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SNTC Headquarters: Parliament Road. P O Box 100, Lobamba, Swaziland. Tel: (+268) 2416 1516, 2416 1489, 2416 1179. Fax: (+268) 2416 1875, 2416 1480. Email: info@sntc.org.sz
National Museum:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1875
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: curator@sntc.org.sz
King Sobhuza II Memorial Park:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1489
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: ksmp@sntc.org.sz
Malolotja Nature Reserve:
Tel/Fax: (+268) 2444 3241
Cell: 7660 6755
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Mantenga Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1151
2416 1178, Fax: 2416 1480
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Magadzavane Lodge
Mlawula Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2343 5108/9
Fax: 2343 5111
Email: magadzavane@sntc.org.sz