The History of the Village
The initiative came about through the founder and patriarch of Maguga Lodge, however he was unable to live his dream as he had a battle with a terminal illness which lead to his demise in 2016.
The business of this profound man was now left in the hands of his youngest son, Mr. Brian Figueiredo who had his dad’s vision in mind and decided to implement the dream his father so often spoke about.
The project began late 2018, this started with the engagement of the community, the KOBWA Group, Fincorp and other stakeholders to name a few. The village is open to anyone at a fee, provided there is a performance happening on the day. Performances are conducted by the locals of the area, the young school going boys and girls of the Pigg’s Peak community.
The initiative aims to encourage self-sustainability within the community and also to enlighten our non Swati guests on our culture, it is like an insight in to the Swati history.
The cultural village has a sibaya set up and a fully functional amphitheater which accommodates 200-250 people seated. It has 3 huts famously known as “bogucastandaze” as well as stalls provided for our crafts ladies and men who make their handcrafted goods at the village and also sell them there too.
We encourage people to visit the Maguga Cultural village or make enquiries at Maguga Lodge on 24373975/6., we also encourage people to host weddings, parties or other events including cultural ones.