Siyabuswa, Cultural Heartland

Ideally situated in the Cultural Heartland of Mpumalanga, South Africa, Siyabuswa has plenty to offer the discerning traveller. Siyabuswa lies approximately 10km from Marble Hall and was established in 1970. It is a small town but also defined as a township. Interestingly, during the apartheid era, Siyabuswa was the centre of the KwaNdebele Bantustan people. In fact, this area is of great importance to the Ndebele culture and their traditional way of life is practised here. This complete Municipal area has maintained the Ndebele traditions.

For those who wish to learn more of the Cultural Heartland, Siyabuswa is the ideal place to be in. Most of its inhabitants are members of the well known Ndebele ethnic group. The Ndebele people are 3 tribes of people living in South Africa as well as Zimbabwe. Interestingly, the Northern Transvaal Ndebele people have mainly adopted the language and culture of their Sotho and Tswana neighbours. These warm people are well known for their bright and colourful huts, cultural garb and excellent arts and crafts.

Siyabuswa boasts an abundance of fantastic arts and crafts stores and traditional villages. Cultural tours are available here to learn more of the Ndebele culture. Make sure you visit fascinating spots such as the Kghodwana Traditional Ndebele Village, Kgoshi Mathebe Royal Kraal, Nzundza Mabhoko Royal Kraal, Mthambothini Royal Residence and more as they all boast true cultural significance.

Siyabuswa is also home to and situated within minutes from numerous lush reserves. Enjoy picnics and bird watching at the Mabusa Nature Reserve, Mdala Nature Reserve, Mkhombo Dam and Nature Reserve and the SS Shoksana Nature Reserve. Exciting watersports can be enjoyed by visitors at the dams and reserves.

Moloto Rose Farm is another well known and popular spot for tourists. Witness the colourful array of magnificent roses all growing in abundance. Game viewing is also available in the area where the Big 3 can be viewed. In addition, why not enjoy wine tasting at some of the wine estates in the area? For a true cultural experience of the Cultural Heartland of the Mpumalanga Province, make sure you visit Siyabuswa! Enter a world of cultural significance and warm hospitality. You will not regret your experience.

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