Bokane Malapa

Bokane Malapa - Southern Africa : The Bakone Malapa Open-air Museum is a northern Sotho village reconstructed from 250 years ago to d

The Bakone Malapa Open-air Museum is a northern Sotho village reconstructed from 250 years ago to demonstrate the daily life of the Bakone tribe.
The cultural village includes two homesteads or lapas that display and explain fire making, maize grinding, beer brewing, woodcarving, pottery, basketry and bead work The separate thatched brick and mortar bedrooms, kitchen and living rooms, with mud-cow dung floors, are on display. Several BaSotho live in the village and share their way of life with visitors.
Bakone is from "Bakone ba Matlala a’ Thaba" a Sotho Clain. Malapa is homestead in Sotho. Archaeological digs also find traces of the Ndebele and Shangaan, as well as 20k year-old Stone Age artefacts.
The Bakone totem is the Scaly-Feather Finch.
There is a bird sanctuary, a game reserve, hiking trails and outdoor recreation areas. This project is to find out the species around the Museum.
01 Jul 2017
Tony Rebelo