Ma Betty’s Xhosa Cultural Village

Ma Betty’s Xhosa Cultural Village


Ma Betty’s Traditional Xhosa Cultural Village is situated in the impoverished township of Bongulethu.

Did you Know?
Xhosa is South Africa’s second biggest home language, behind Zulu.
Bongulethu translates to “Our pride” in Xhosa.

Experience traditional Xhosa activities, culture, cuisine, dance and story-telling during a visit to the Cultural Village.

Eat In

Resident women prepare authentic Xhosa meals in black iron pots on traditional open fire. Enjoy the unique flavours of Africa through Xhosa sausage, steamed corn bread and ‘samp’ (thick corn porridge) made from recipes passed down through generations.

Explore traditional Xhosa healing. Traditional healers called ‘Sangomas’ (witchdoctors) throw bones to call healing spirits.

Xhosa women and children dance enthusiastically stomping their feet on the dusty African earth. Xhosa songs and stories carry customs in harmony on an African beat. African music and feasting can be enjoyed in the arrangement of your own traditional Xhosa wedding.

Transport to the cultural village can be arranged from the local Tourism Office. All visitors are welcome and contribute greatly to the upliftment of this Xhosa community.

Opening hours

Mon-Sun: 08:00 – 18:00

Contact Information

Cell: +27 (0)83 597 5289

278 8th Ave, Bongolethu, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa, 6625

Ma Betty's Xhosa Cultural Village