Thendela Village Cultural Tour


THENDELA VILLAGE is situated in the Kamberg Valley resting in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains. This is where you will go to experience a functioning Zulu village with your guide, Traditional Doctor Elliott Ndlovu.

After a short briefing from Elliott the tour leaves Fordoun for Thendela village. On arrival at Thendela, Elliott will lead guests to the stream where he met his spiritual ancestors and had the calling to become a Sangoma (spiritual healer) and an Inyanga (indigenous herbalist). This transient experience will be explained.

Lunch then follows – a picnic enjoyed in the village.

After lunch Elliot takes guests into his consulting room and explains Zulu traditional healing and spiritual practices. Specific individual consultations can be arranged with Elliot, either at Thendela or later on or for the following morning at Fordoun. Nestled in the foothills of the Drakensberg, safe and welcoming, Thendela is an experience of genuine Zulu family life in a beautiful rustic setting. Fordoun arranges packed refreshments and transfers if required.

Thendela is just 5 minutes’ drive from the Bushman Rock Art Centre.

If you would like to experience the Thendela Village Cultural Tour, please contact us to make a booking.