The new performing arts group is formally called Sidlangaloludzala, which means “turning our way of life back” or, more loosely, “restoring tradition.” The tongue-twisting name (for non-seSwati speakers) is being shortened to “Sidla”, and when you hear about them in the future, that’s probably how they’ll be known.
But don’t wait for someone else to tell you about them. They’re ten minutes from the Jeppe’s Reef border crossing into
This is not only authentic Swazi culture, but the real deal when it comes to community-based tourism and responsible tourism more generally. Community conceived, founded, owned, operated and managed. (Don't confuse this with the Matsamo group or the Matsamo Cultural Village, which is a defunct and derelict compound...a sad white elephant of government intentions that took neither the community's needs nor market's demands.)
For now, you’ll need to book ahead at least 24 hours, but a regularly scheduled Sunday afternoon performance is in the works. To book, contact the Lowveld tourism bureau at email@example.com