African Tribes


South African Culture – Tribes of South Africa – Shangaan Tribe

Shangaan Tribe The Shangaan tribe was formed when Shaka the Zulu King decided to conquer the Tsonga tribe and he sent out his warriors led by Soshangane to do this. But Soshangane chose instead to set up a new tribe when he came upon some communities of peaceful people spread […]

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South African Tribes – Chiefs of the Zulu Nation – Dingaan

Dingaan (Dingane) was born in 1795, half brother of Shaka. He became King of the Zulu tribe in 1828 after successfully assassinating Shaka who was King at the time. There was a lot of rivalry within the tribe with many not being happy with the assasination of Shaka. Dingaan claimed […]


Tribes of South Africa – Zulu Chiefs – Shaka

Shaka (Chaka) was born towards the end of the 18th century in what is now KwaZulu-Natal. His mother, Nandi, was the daughter of a past chief of the Elangeni tribe and his father Senzangakona was the chief of the very small Zulu tribe. Nandi was barely tolerated by the Zulu […]


Touring South Africa – South African Cultural Sites – Lesedi Cultural Village

Situated within easy reach of both Johannesburg and Pretoria  is the Lesedi Cultural Village where visitors will be welcomed with African warmth by music and song and enjoy finding out about the traditional cultures of  the Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Ndebele tribes of South Africa. In 1993 Lesedi, the […]