Make music around the fire under the African stars

Cultural performances

Swinging entertainment with local performers. Few peoples can sing and dance like the Africans with their inborn rhythm and captivating ability to fill the air with their strong voices and rich harmonious songs.

Cultural performances part of everyday rural life

Madi a Thavha can arrange cultural performances at the lodge or can take guests to dancing, drumming, singing, story-telling or traditional music performances in the surrounding Venda and Tsonga villages where it is an embedded part of rural living.

Story-tellling is a dwindling art but still performed in deep Venda

Some activities, like storytelling around intimate family fires is a dwindling custom to be experienced only during special occasions in “deep Venda” while others like traditional dances in traditional dress, singing, choirs, music making and especially drumming are part of regular cultural festivals or spiritual gatherings in churches, family homesteads or at the headman’s “kraal”.

Join us, not always easy to find

Artist Thomas Kubayi’s  music and art studio at rural Tshivuyini is on one of our tour-routes and a popular gathering place for dancing, singing and traditional music making whilst women and men of the Tambani embroidery project at Folovhodwe in the far north of Venda still practice the age old art of traditional story telling.

Madi a Thavha can arrange various cultural performances in the Venda and Tsonga villages or at Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge.

  • Thomas Kubayi – Tshivuyini: dancing, singing, storytelling performances
  • Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge: dancing, singing, storytelling performances
  • Tambani – Folovhodwe: traditional story telling

Rates cultural performances

Please note that some cultural performances are seasonal and require a minimum of 6 participants – please inquire at the office when booking.

Including transport and snacks ( 1 – 5 people)  Valid until 31/10/2015 R 1900