Credo Mutwa Cultural Village

Credo Mutwa Cultural Village

Credo Mutwa Cultural Village
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MATODZI TOURS
Johannesburg, South Africa1,779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
It is the most incredible cultural sight seeing, it is real .
U feel like there’s people leaving there in a daily basis and those Rondavels are like proper and I believe Mr Credo was practicing healing people and give prophet from that Village ..
The history behind the village is fantastic .
Written December 28, 2023
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chicasperditatas
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
The Credo Mutwa Cultural Village is in Soweto and well worth a stop while seeing Nelson Mandela's house. Credo Mutwa is a Zulu traditional healer and artist.

Although he no longer lives there, the site contains reconstructions of traditional Zulu homes as well as his large sculptures depicting legends and prophecies. Unfortunately, there has been some vandalism and a lack of funds to properly maintain the site. However, it is still an interesting place to walk around, especially with a guide who can explain the significance of the art. It is not a large site so an hour is more than enough time.

Credo Mutwa has made some interesting predictions over the decades. Of particular note is the painting inside one of the buildings done in the 1980's by Credo Mutwa depicting his prophecy of 9/11 with an airplane flying into 2 skyscrapers and much fire. I found it quite eerie.

I believe this place is also known as the Oppenheimer Community Centre, named after the adjacent housing project.
Written September 18, 2011
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dsrtgrl
Charlotte, NC451 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
For a fascinating hour that drops you into a completely strange and utterly new world, you must visit the Credo Mutwa Cultural Village in Soweto. This is no ordinary village. Throughout we saw large clay figures that told the story of African culture. They were created by Credo Mutwa, the Zulu sangoma (a shaman or healer) and high sanusi (clairvoyant and lore-master) Vusamazulu. He is the spiritual leader of the sanusis and sangomas of South Africa.

Credo Mutwa is known for his prophesies, many of which are depicted in the various sculptures and paintings in the village. One of the most striking is his sculpture depicting his prophesy of the scourge of AIDS that has gripped the continent. He tells the story of birth and death with man emerging from the Earth and returning to her in death. He replicates many traditional African symbols such as the tortoise. Various traditional village structures have been replicated. The most unusual is the pyramid shaped hut of a shaman.

This is a DON'T MISS. It will leave you wanting to learn more about traditional African cosmology, mythology and legend.
Written August 5, 2014
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Wilhemina K
Soweto, South Africa8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
The history is very rich especially when guided by the residence tour guide.You learn a lot about the history of SOWETO
Written May 20, 2014
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Wankenne
Sao Paulo, SP531 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
In Soweto, just visit the apartheid museum and the former house of Nelson Mandela. In the Mutwa cultural village, there is a historical tower from where you can see all the Soweto neighborhoods.
Written January 29, 2020
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Nathan N
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
A great outdoor museum about the history of the people of Africa. Also what a great panoramic view of Soweto.
Written July 9, 2015
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tonykJ9442AM
Johannesburg/Gaborone21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
A good place to relax and have a picnic if you so wish, also catch up on cultural aspects that the African population practices and put forward by the famous Credo Mutwa himself.
Written July 29, 2018
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elouise36
Isle of Arran, UK156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
I visited with a local friend during a 2 month recent stay in Soweto, and found this place personally astonishing. I have witnessed these type of buildings and art across Rural parts of the Eastern Cape and KZN, but this little piece of Soweto felt like a local village, full of charm and spirituality :) I was very impressed by the knowledge of the local guide, who was a Grandson of the man who constructed this place, on everything from the buildings, to art work, sculptures of women (huge), animals (including dinosaurs), and traditional medicine as well as the spiritual importance of the area. Definitely enjoyed the peaceful nature - and so did my local friend who lives in Orlando West :)
Written July 3, 2018
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1,047 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
One has to have a liking/appreciation for Credo Mutwa's works of art and his philosophies. Having met him personally year ago during the struggle years, this was another piece in the puzzle of this great man. If you visit this site, also visit the adjacent Oppenheimer tower.
Written August 28, 2017
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juzreed
Salt Rock, South Africa126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
This reminded me of a much smaller and less visited and rundown version of Gaudi's Park Guell in Barcelona. There are free guides - look for the guys in denim shirts with tour guide labels. It is located inside the Oppenheimer park. We have our guide a R200 tip (from 4 of us). The artwork is odd and unfortunately not well maintained but the guides will give the history/background. Worth a visit even just for the view from the tower and to interact with the local guides to get some Soweto history. Easy to drive there and park.
Written April 8, 2017
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