COUNTRY: South Africa
AREA: Limpopo Province
This village offers visitors some insight into the background and history of the Bakone people, a sub-group of the Northern Sotho. The village has been reconstructed in the style used by the Northern Sotho approximately 250 years ago. Two lapas (homesteads) contain exhibits that explain much of the Bakone’s history.
There are also demonstrations of traditional fire making, maize grinding and beer brewing. Handcraft demonstrations include pottery, wood carving, basketry and bead work and a craft shop sells reasonably priced crafts made mainly by the locals. Tours are conducted at set times throughout the day and most of the guides are excellent story-tellers who can fill you in on all the cultural aspects of this age-old civilisation.
This cultural villag situated outside of Polokwane is located in an old traditional Northern Sotho village and is one of the few in existance.
An interseting display of artifacts can be viewed at the Bakone Malapa Open-air Museum and the traditional way of life through the ages can be experienced at this live-in cultural venue.
Traditional drum-making, traditional wear, grass weaving, woodcarving and traditional clay pots are produced on site. Cultural events and tours can be accomodated.
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