Tsonga Dancers Entertain Tourists

© Peter Magubane

A traditional Tsonga dance group poses for tourists. The group, based in the town of Justicia bordering the Kruger National Park, performs the traditional dances of Muchongolo and Xibaqa. They have won prizes at regional heritage and cultural ceremonies and perform at private game reserves, including Londolozi.

They are keen to pass knowledge of their culture on to tourists to keep it alive. The group's leader, Africa Ngcabane, believes that travelling is an important part of life. "The Tsonga saying loko u nga fambi u ta teka makwenu means that without travelling we can learn nothing."

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