Shangana Village

Having left Jock Sabie lodge on Sunday morning we took a drive through to Hazyview for a quick souvenir stop and also chance for some of those who wanted to visit the reptile park. A short 15 minute drive then took us to Shangana cultural village, home of the Shangana people. We were welcomed to the village with the blowing of the Kudo horn and some students were also able to have a go at this. We met our guide and then took a short walk through to the village itself where we met the Chief and were given a talk on the lifestyle and nature of the Shangana people. The village itself consisted of a number of huts, one for the Chief, one each for his three wives as well as huts for cooking, a small village garden, including banana trees and chickens and goats. Having had chance to ask questions and have our photographs taken with the Chief we then went on to meet the medicine doctor (witch doctor) who taught us many natural medicines from the bush used for curing a range of ailments. Following our visit to the village we were treated to a lunch prepared by the Shangana tribe. Chicken and potatoes, vegetables, green salad, milipap and homemade corn bread followed by fruit. Finally we were treated to a spectacular performance of traditional dancing before leaving for the Kruger National Park!

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3 thoughts on “Shangana Village

  1. To whom it may concern

    We’re in the process of creating a destination page for Shangana Cultural Village on our website, but are experiencing difficulties to source suitable photographs that are not copyrighted.

    Would you allow us to use some of the images in this post to that end? We will acknowledge you accordingly. For an example see this page, scroll to the bottom and click on ‘photo credits’:

    We link multiple ‘headline’ images to a page. In the near future our website will display this via slide-show functionality at the top of the particular page.

    If you are willing for us to use these photographs please indicate to whom it should be credited (name and surname). Also, would you want a link-back to this page on your blog or to another URL?

    Awaiting your reply, regards,



    • Morning – apologies for the delay in getting back to your message. If you can let me know which images that you would specifically like to use first so I can double check that those will be ok for you to use then I sure there will be no problem! Let me know which photos and I will then send you details for the credits. Many thanks and once again apologies for the delayed response!


  2. Thank you for the response. We’ve since managed to source images elsewhere, but thank you for your willingness to help.

    B.T.W. I enjoyed glancing through your trip reports. Glad you enjoyed your visit to our country! All the best.


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