Activities

There are a lot of places to visit & activities/tours to do during’s one’s visit to our destinations. Herewith are some of our suggestions from the EAD Teams of things to do & places to see…

Botswana

Game Drives

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Chobe National Park
Game animals in immense numbers roam the emerald green wilderness of the Chobe National Park on Botswana’s northern borders. The Park 11,600 square kilometres is established on the flood plains of Chobe River, a main tributary of the Zambezi. Chobe game drives are the number one activity to experience in Chobe National Park. Chobe Game Drives are done 4×4 safari vehicles. All game drives are conducted by qualified guides all registered. The local experience and knowledge offer a great insight to animals and their behaviour.

Tsodilo Hills

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Tsodilo Hills

The homey and rose-coloured granite cliffs of the Tsodilo Hills, on the north-west fringe of the Kalahari Desert -world famous for their Bushman paintings tower 385 metres above desolate flatlands to form a fortress-like ridge 20 kilometres long. The Hills were scared to the Bushmen. Writer-Explorer Laurens van der Post has called the “mountains of the gods” and they were certainly a focal point of dozens perhaps even hundreds, of Bushman migrations across the continent. Stone Age tools, beads and pottery fragments abound in the area. But the most fascinating of all Tsodilo’s treasures are the cliff-face galleries of more than 2 000 paintings.

Mokoros

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Okavango Delta
The Mokoro is a common type of canoe used to get around in the shallow waters of the Okavango Delta. The oarsman stands in the stern and pushes it with the pole. Traditionally Mokoros are made from dug out trunks of a large straight trees, like ebony, and kigelia and but today, for conservation purposes they are more commonly made from fibreglass. A Mokoro ride in the Delta is an absolute “must do” even if it at first seems terrifying. All guides learned to handle a Mokoro at a very tender age as low as seven, making them expert polers. It’s a careful balancing act – the simplest sudden turn or twist could land the passengers in the water. This vessel allows you to experience the delta in stealth and tranquility. Allowing you to get close to birds and other animals.

NAMIBIA

Sossusvlei & Deadvlei

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Sossusvlei & Deadvlei

Depart on the Sossusvlei Excursion at sunrise when the Park Gates open. The tour will be guided by knowledgeable guides who specialize in the area and who will give great information of the area, the animals, the plant life and the history. Regular stops are made on the ±60-kilometre drive down to Sossusvlei to gain information and take photographs. We stop at the Look Out Point, Dune 45 and do a guided walk to Deadvlei.

Duration: ± 5½ hours. (Full Morning) NB: Clients must carry hats, comfortable shoes & sunscreen

Swakopmund

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Swakopmund


Swakopmund is a coastal city in Namibia, west of the capital, Windhoek. Its sandy beaches face the Atlantic Ocean. Established by German colonists in 1892, the city’s colonial landmarks include the Swakopmund Lighthouse and the Mole, an old sea wall. Next to the lighthouse, the Swakopmund Museum documents Namibian history. Inland, the elegant Swakopmund Railway Station, now a hotel, also dates to the colonial era.

Sesriem Canyon

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Sesriem Canyon


The Sesriem canyon is in the National Park and entry and exit is subject to the park gate opening hours.  It is about a 4,5km drive from the National park entry point to the Sesriem canyon. On arriving at the canyon there is a car parking area, the distance between the two canyon sides is only about 3 metres and there is a certain section of the Sesriem canyon where the river has carved out a pathway through the sedimentary layers, follow our knowledgeable guide for an informative hike down this natural trail. Even during the dry seasons there are water pools in certain areas of the canyon, the guide will have regular photo stops where he will explain the animal and plant life.

NB: Clients must carry hats, comfortable shoes & sunscreen

Fish River Canyon

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Fish River Canyon


Second in size only to the Grand Canyon of America, the Fish River Canyon is one of the natural wonders of Africa. The canyon is 161 kilometres long, up to 27kilometres bread & 549 metres deep, with sheer, precipitous sides. It is set in a harsh, stony plain scantily covered with drought resistant vegetation. A road running for 58km along the eastern side of the canyon leads to a series of viewing site.

Himba Community

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Visit Himba Community

In this isolated area, the Himba people continue their traditional semi-nomadic way of life and, when they are in the area, guests have an opportunity to learn about their lifestyle and custom

Etosha National Park

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Etosha National Park


Etosha National Park is a national park in north-western Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on March 22, 1907 in Ordinance 88 by the Governor of German South-West Africa, Dr. Friedrich von Lindequist. Elephants are found throughout Namibia, from the hostile habitat of Damaraland to the more protected environment of national parks all over the country. Etosha National Park currently has the largest population of elephants in Namibia, with 2 500 individuals recorded at the last count.

MALAWI, MOZAMBIQUE & MAURITIUS

Snorkelling

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Snorkelling
The stunning house reef off the main beach is paradise for snorkelers, with easy access at all times of day. Take the plunge and you will see a colourful array of hard and soft corals, and a variety of reef fish. A vast array of marine life thrives including tropical fish like Sweetlips, Angelfish, Triggerfish, Pufferfish amongst breath-taking coral reefs riddled with Lettuce coral, coral "Bommies" reef banks and soft sponges. Other interesting sightings you may see include Moray Eels, Stingrays, Honeycomb Morays, Ribbon Eels, Grey Reef Sharks, Loggerhead, Green and Hawksbill turtles. Snorkelling can be done at any time, but is best at low tide. Pop past the water sports centre to collect your snorkelling gear on arrival, and you are welcome to keep it with you throughout your stay.

Diving

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Diving

The reefs in the Bazaruto Archipelago are abundant with a variety of fish and corals, and offer a range of depths and reef topography to suit beginner and experienced divers and snorkellers alike..

ZIMBABWE

Tour Of The Falls

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Tour Of The Falls

if there is any magic in this world, it is contained in water. Perhaps this is why the Victoria Falls rainforest is such a captivating and enchanting place. There is a little bit of heaven reflected onto the earth in the curtain of water that cascades into the heart of the world. The Victoria Falls possesses a beauty that is impossible to replicate through any man-made efforts, and a trip to Southern Africa would not be complete without seeing it. It is a natural wonder of the world, created by nature to remind us of just how powerful and complex she is. A guided tour of the falls enables you to delve into the local customs and traditions while gaining insight into how such an exquisite creation came to be. An aura of excitement envelopes everyone who lays eyes on this incredible spectacle and guided tours are conducted from the Zimbabwean and Zambia side. The adventure ends at a craft market at the entrance of the rainforest, where guests can appreciate the talented local craftsmen or purchase a memento of this special experience.

Bushtracks Train

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Bushtracks Train Dinner Run

Elegance and opulence marked the age of the steam train. Beautiful classic steam locomotives and carriages have been lovingly restored by Bushtracks Africa and Rovos rail. The carriages marry vintage luxury with a modern fine dining experience to recreate moments of bygone romance. The Bushtracks Express will stop on the Victoria Falls bridge with the stunning backdrop of the spray from the Falls shimmering in the last rays of the setting sun. Enjoy a delightful alternative to our usual dinner run, where you will enjoy a selection of delicious canapes accompanied by fine local beverages. Enjoy five-star canape and drink service by the Victoria Falls Hotel expert team.

  • Minimum 2 pax - maximum 44 pax (Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays)
  • Minimum 30 pax - maximum 44 pax (any other day of the week, if the train is available)
  • Private hire/exclusive: Minimum 44 pax 
  • The train will travel on the “Cape to Cairo” mainline which will then take it to the Victoria Falls Bridge
  • Game such as elephant and antelope are often spotted en route. PLEASE NOTE on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday the train may not be able to use this route due to schedule conflicts on the Victoria Falls Bridge. (Please discuss this with your consultant should you want to book one of those days.)
  •  A five-course set dinner will be served at the Jafuta siding before heading back to the Victoria Falls Station platform

DRESS CODE 

  • Smart Casual - “A more polished version of casual dress”
  • Men: Closed shoes, smart trousers, and smart shirts (no shorts, no denims, no t-shirts)
  • Women: Smart shoes, semi-smart pants/skirt and a neat shirt or a dress

Gonarezhou

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Gonarezhou


Gonarezhou National Park, in Zimbabwe’s South-East Lowveld, covers just more than 5 000 km² of some of the most spectacular scenery in the region incorporating the iconic Chilojo Cliffs, wide meandering rivers and extensive woodlands. Widely known for its unique wilderness character, the Park’s reputation as a premier destination for quality wildlife sightings is also growing. Home to about 11 000 elephants, the Gonarezhou truly deserves its vernacular name as ‘Place of Elephants’.

Water Rafting

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White Water Rafting


The rapids that rage along the Zambezi are a natural roller coaster powered by white water and an overzealous Mother Nature. This extreme adrenaline adventure will leave your arms aching, your heart racing and your mind blown.

“LOW WATER”

 The “Low Water” Rafting Season runs approximately from the middle of August to the middle of January, depending upon the water level / rains each year. This can change as and when levels increase or decrease.  Our low water trips depart from directly below Victoria Falls in the Boiling Pot.  Note! At the end of the rafting trip, rafters are required to hike 200m out of the gorge, this can be challenging in the warmer months in the middle of the day. While you are not required to be an extreme athlete, the ability to do these 20-25-minute hikes is an indication of fitness levels required for this incredible river. Rafting in Low Water (Approx. July to January) Full Day Rapids 1 – 21

“HIGH WATER”

 The “High Water” Rafting Season runs approximately from the middle of January to the beginning of August, depending upon the water level / rains each year.  Please note that rafting can close around April /May for safety reasons due to water levels being too high. Note! At the end of the rafting trip, rafters are required to hike 200m out of the gorge, this can be challenging in the warmer months in the middle of the day. Rafting in High Water (Approx. Feb to June) High Water Rapids 14 – 21.

Matobo Hills

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Matobo Hills

The Matobo Hills are the most sacred place in Zimbabwe. Such spiritual splendour has been scarred by eons of conflict, most violently in 1896. The place gives visitors an insider's view of the 1896 civil war (called Chimurenga or the Umvukela) as it was fought in the Matobo Hills World Heritage Site, arguably its most critical phase.     Tradition tells us that when Mzilikazi the renowned Matabele King, first saw the vast assembly of granite domes exposed on the south-western escarpment of the Zimbabwean central plateau, he remarked with humour that the scene was like an assembly of the elders of his tribe. He gave the name amaTabo meaning the bald heads. The name was eventually corrupted by Europeans to Matopos.

Lake Kariba

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Lake Kariba


It is the largest man-made lake in the world , 225km long and 40km wide. It provides spectacular views , stunning sunsets, great fishing, great fishing and houseboat holiday. Sport fishing is good, and the annual Tiger Fishing Competition attracts anglers from all over the world. There are  game reserves around the shoreline  such as  Matusadona National Park and Manapools for safari.

  • Matusadona National Park

It is located on the southern shores of Lake Kariba, offering a wildlife and water-based activities. It is an Intensive protection Zone for the endangered black rhino and one of the few places in Africa where visitors maybe lucky to see it. For visitors wanting to see the Big 5, there is  a huge population of those animals. The park is also home to a large population of bird species.

Manapools National Park

It is a seasonal destination (open April to November) is situated in an exclusive-use area on the eastern border of the Zambezi Valley’s golden child, Mana Pools National Park. Surrounded by a dense forest of mahogany and albida trees with awe-inspiring views of the Zambezi River, its floodplains and the distant mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment, this wildlife-rich trove is a photographer’s paradise. Manapools  is rich in wildlife  such as elephant, lion, giraffe ,hippo, buffalo etc. and offers a paradise for walking and canoeing  safaris

Flight Tour

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Flight Tour

Flight of Angels - 15 Minute Flight

It is an awe-inspiring 15-minute flight approaching the Magnificent Face of the Falls over the Upper Gorges 

Game Flight – 25 Minute Flight  

  • This flight sweeps over the upper gorges and hovers for a luxurious period over the gushing waterfall
  • The flight takes off from the Masuwe Helipad in an easterly direction via the Masuwe river valley toward the Batoka Gorge where you will climb to a height of 1500 ft above the ground, approaching the gorges and face of the magnificent Victoria Falls

Hwange National Park

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Hwange National Park


In 1928 the Legislative Assembly proclaimed 13 000sqaure kilometres of north-western Zimbabwe a game reserve. This was the beginning of one of the largest of all nature sanctuaries in Africa. Edward Davison, a 22yr old official in the tsetste control department was appointed warden of the reserve and he held the post for 33yrs. His name will always be honoured as one of the champions of conservation in Southern Africa. Roaming Hwange’s savanna grasslands and woodlands are the Big Five and have one of the biggest diversities of wildlife the world. The Belgium-sized park is also home to some 50 000 elephants and is known for regular sightings of cheetah, leopard and lion, as well as one of Africa’s largest populations of the endangered wild dog and rare species such as rhino and sable.

SOUTH AFRICA

Table Mountain

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Table Mountain


Unquestionably one of the world’s most famous landmarks, it provides the city of Cape Town with a dramatic setting of unrivalled beauty. It has been fittingly described as the Old Grey Father of Cape Town. The crowning glory of Table Mountain is the strangely neat cap of cloud which, in the summer months, unrolls across the flat summit and drapes itself over the edges in a tidy, almost straight line. The famous tablecloth.

The rounded 335-metre hill overlooking Table Bay. On the summit is the famous Lion’s Battery, used to fire salutes for visiting ships and on ceremonial occasions. One signal gun is fired electrically at noon every day except Sundays and the boom reverberating around the city scatters multitudes of pigeons from their resting places.

The Garden Route

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The Garden Route


From Mossel Bay to the Storms River is a necklace of bays, beaches, cliffs and rocky capes strung together along a lone of pounding white surf. The 227km of this coastline is the Garden Route, a region of eternal freshness and greenery. The Cango Caves are one of the great wonders of the world found in Oudtshoorn. Within this cave system is fabulous collection of speleotherns all manner of bizarre dripstone formations

Chapman’s Peak Drive

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Chapman’s Peak Drive

Cut into the cliffs around the 592 metre Chapman’s Peak is one of the world’s most spectacular scenic drives. The road, marking the line which the sedimentary Table Mountain sandstone has been laid on deposits of Cape granite, slices it’s way through brilliantly coloured layers of red, orange and yellow silt and dark lines. Picnic spots and numerous lookout points offer incomparable views over the great beach of Chapman’s Bay and across the Hout Bay to the 331 metre Sentinel which looms over the busy harbour.

Winelands

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Franschhoek – Winelands


A lovely vale in the mountains through which flows one of the tributaries of the Berg River. The name Franschhoek (French glen) was given when the Huguenots settled here in 1688 after leaving France to escape persecution. It Has Huguenot Memorial and Museum and Franschhoek Wine Cellars.

Cape Agulhas

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Cape Agulhas


According to De Castro’s Roteiro the Portuguese gave the name Agulhas (needless) to this cape because it is here at the southernmost tip of Africa, that the needle of a compass points due north, without magnetic deviation. The Agulhas Bank is one of the world’s most prolific commercial fishing grounds.

Tsitsikamma

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Tsitsikamma National Park


Tsitsikamma National Park is an area of the Garden Route National Park, on South Africa’s southern coast. It encompasses a marine reserve, deep gorges and local vegetation like the Big Tree, a towering yellowwood. The Mouth Trail crosses a suspension bridge over Storms River. The Otter Trail leads to Nature’s Valley, with birds including the Cape batis. The park is also home to small mammals, including bush pigs.

Addo Elephant Park

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Addo Elephant National Park


Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife conservation park situated close to Port Elizabeth in South Africa and is one of the country's 20 national parks. It currently ranks third in size after Kruger National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

KwaZulu Natal

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KwaZulu Natal


KwaZulu Natal Province commonly known as KZN. Durban is part of the KZN province. It is well known for it’s climate which ranges from a warm to hot and humid and the Mozambique current flowing down the coast is seldom less than 25degrees. A few groups of Lala people settled along the north coast but they were not numerous and the growth of the Zulu nation expanded. The trade path from Durban to Zululand led up the north coast. It was the route followed by the ivory hunters, traders and the Zulu army. Shaka liked the area so much that he built his last capital there – KwaDukuza.

Hluhluwe Umfolozi

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Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve


Gravel roads, rolling hills, hear the roars of the Lion’s. Grasslands and open Plains where Cheetah hunt, watering holes rich with wildlife of every sort, from African Wild Dogs and Elephants to Warthogs. Exploring from the intimate perspective of your 4*4 Open Game Drive Vehicle, encounter the bush and wildlife of beautiful Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve close up.

LIMPOPO Waterberg

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LIMPOPO Waterberg


The Waterberg region is located near the majestic Waterberg Mountain Range in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.  Away from the concrete, streets and bustle of people going to work every day, this region is known for its natural beauty, bushveld savannah and large animal population. This region caters for the nature and wildlife lovers in the form of the Waterberg Nature Conservancy. It offers scenery of magnificent wildlife, interesting birdlife and rugged bushveld.  These areas are under Waterberg:

  • Bela Bela
  • Entabeni Safari
  • Lephalale (Ellisras)
  • Mabalingwe Nature
  • Modimolle (Nylstroom)
  • Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
  • Mookgophong (Naboomspruit)
  • Thabazimbi
  • Vaalwater

Kruger National Park

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MPUMALANGA Kruger National Park


On 26 March 1898 President Paul Kruger signed a proclamation establishing a sanctuary for wildlife between Sabi & Crocodile Rivers. It was an auspicious day for conservation. The 1st national park in the world has been created by the Americans at Yellowstone in 1872 but the Sabi Game Reserve (the original name of the Kruger National Park) was the first in Africa. In a continent where man and wild animals had been fighting a war of extermination since prehistoric times, this was a man’s first offer of the hand of friendship. The park is situated in northeastern South Africa and is one of Africa’s largest game reserves in the world. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, and diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks.

Madikwe

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Madikwe Game Reserve


It’s a conservation area in South Africa’s North West Province, bordering Botswana. The reserve’s grassland, forest and rocky Tshwene hills are home to a variety of wildlife such as elephants, lions, leopards and rhinos, plus endangered wild dogs. Hundreds of bird species include ostrich, vultures and the large kori bustard. Animals often gather at the Madikwe Dam to drink at sunset.

Sun City

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Sun City
Opened in 1979 and situated in the North West province, Sun City is one of  the best holiday resort in South Africa. Home to the Valley of Waves and sprawled along the border of the Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City Resort enjoys the fine distinction of being the only surf-and-safari destination within a two-hour drive of landlocked Johannesburg

Cradle Of
Humankind

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Cradle Of Humankind


Driving through the grasslands, an hour outside the city of Johannesburg, an expansive territory (47 000 hectares), filled with limestone caves and fossil sites, has been named the Cradle of Humankind. The Cradle, so named because it was the earliest area in which evidence of our ape-like ancestors were discovered, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Through UNESCO the Cradle is additionally known as the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa and includes sites within Gauteng and the North West provinces of the country, dated to between 4.5 and 1 million years ago.

Pilanesberg

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Pilanesberg National Park

One of the easiest and most accessible ways to see the Big Five is to visit the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve, which is about a two-hour drive from Johannesburg. Located in the crater of a long-extinct volcano dating back some 1 300-million years, Pilanesberg’s undulating landscape provides for

an interesting mix of bushveld, grassland, rocky outcrops and hills. Aside from the Big Five, visitors should also look out for cheetah and wild dogs.

Hector Pieterson Museum

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Hector Pieterson Museum


The Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto's Khumalo Street recalls the events of 16 June 1976 and the ensuing Soweto Uprising. This museum in Soweto takes the visitor on a journey that includes the build up to a youth rebellion, the events of that fateful day and its aftermath.

The Apartheid Museum, close to downtown Johannesburg, gives life in remembrance to the notorious system of racial discrimination that became synonymous with South Africa from 1948 (when the white-minority National Party was voted into power) until 1994, the year in which the country held its first fully democratic elections, when a  New South Africa was born. Hector Pieterson Memorial

Soweto

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Soweto


Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships. Soweto is widely known for a series of demonstrations led by thousands of black school-aged students in 1976 to protest the introduction of Afrikaans in local schools. Students were met with police brutality and hundreds of children lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement

Lesedi Cultural
Village

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Lesedi Cultural Village


Lesedi Cultural Village is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi Cultural Village can also see the light.”

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