Maguga Lodge, perched in the beautifully scenic North West Eswatini, has recently launched its very own cultural village. The village’s main objective is to give visitors a variety of attractions – those staying at the lodge and also for day guests visiting the Maguga Dam, which the lodge overlooks. This vast body of water is the largest in Eswatini, and one of the largest dams in Africa.
The cultural village is a welcome addition to the list of other cultural experiences that the country offers. Management of Maguga Lodge said the establishment is aimed at giving visitors a real taste of the authentic Eswatini and its Royal Experience. They are looking forward to turning the village into a truly rural and original settlement. The cultural village will provide accommodation inside the traditional beehive huts with grass mats, offer dance group performances and celebrate and display traditional cultural activities. Maguga Lodge will collaborate with other nearby establishments for joint activities.
To kick off the opening of the cultural village , Maguga Lodge hosted their first ever cultural competitions, where local cultural dance groups competed for a grand price of SZL5000. Just after the opening of the new cultural village, Maguga hosted the Top 15 Miss Cultural Heritage contestants, who hail from across the four regions of the country.
The cultural village is open to the public, with tours of the homestead and dance performances costing E100 per person, and E80 for local swazi citizens. Guest are advise to book at least a day in advance so the dance performance can be arranged. There is no need to book at weekends as dances are offered at 11:00 and 16:00 both Saturday and Sunday.
To learn more about the cultural village, contact Maguga Lodge through their page here.