Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum

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Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum. © www.polokwane.info

This museum depicts the traditional and modern-day lifestyle of the Bakone people. The museum is centred on a traditional village still occupied by members of the tribe, who sell various crafts. Within the museum complex are archaeological sites with remains of iron and copper smelting installations, as well as rock paintings from around 1000 B.C.

"A must for school tours!" -Cultural Village in the bushveld.

A wonderful afternoon with a knowledgeable guide that included young children in the demonstrations of clothes and was able to answer all of our questions about Bakone Malapa and the surrounding areas.
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Last updated : 15-Feb-2017

This article was produced by South African History Online on 14-Jul-2011

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