Welcome to Shangana
Midway between the Blyde River Canyon and the southern Kruger National Park, the
residents of the traditional villages of Shangana invite guests to share in the
way of life of the Shangaan people. The picturesque villages are set in the shade
of ancient trees in a reserve of forest and grassland, and are open every day.
A bustling African market village forms the centre of Shangana, where local craftspeople
make and trade their craft. From here, trained guides lead guests down to villages
on daytime tours, midday tours with lunch, and the famed Festival in the Chief's
Shangana has been created and built by local Shangaan people, and forms a place
of great pride and a way of preserving a rich heritage for us, and an example of
South Africa's great cultural diversity.
We look forward to welcoming you to our villages.