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Mnini Village Cultural Tour - uMkomaas / uMgababa Area


Per Person R 330.00


This three hour guided cultural tour around Mnini Village departs from Mnini Dam resort (where you can safely park your car, just 10 minutes from uMkomaas Village) - your guide Thulas Luthuli is an accredited FGASA Nature & Cultural guide. The Luthuli Clan has a proud history and roots in the Mnini, giving you a real "locals" insight into the history and culture of the area.

This three hour guides walk can be done on Mountain Bikes (for hire) or on foot and includes

  • Visit to the local Rastafarian Community where you learn about the Rasta religion and culture
  • Experience some time with a local Zulu Sangoma (a traditional healer) and find out the valuable role these healers play in the local community and be fascinated by their knowledge of herbal medicines .....you can even have the Sangoma throw their bones for you!
  • Spend time with the local village chief and find out about the many rituals and customs of the area
  • Visit the local "spaza shop" / tavern, a hive of activity in any village. Experience the warmth of the people and get real, authentic insight into the day to day life in the village
  • There is also the option to visit Mfume Mountain, an area rich in history from King Shaka's days. (For Mountain Bike Tours Only)

"This tour is an amazing insight into the value of simple living and how wealth and positions don't equate to happiness" ~ Thulas Luthuli

The sleepy Mnini Village is set on the shores of the Mnini Dam and enjoys a range of beautiful landscapes, forests streams and breathtaking views. After your walk or bike ride, you have the option to relax at the Mnini Dam with a cold beer or meal from Mnini Dam Resort.

Contact for bookings

031 322 6026/7
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