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“This village has so very interesting artwork, which tells the story an myths of African traditions”

Credo Mutwa Cultural Village
Ranked #8 of 22 things to do in Soweto
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Western Cape, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“This village has so very interesting artwork, which tells the story an myths of African traditions”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

take tourists young and old and the guide on the premises gives a well explained an interesting talk about the works of Credo Mutwa and his prophesies. The art work is very traditional.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Credo Who?”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

No tour of Soweto would be complete without a visit to this open area museum. Like myself, I suspect that most people outside of South Africa would have never heard of this man. However, he was some kind of psychic who predicted many events including the AIDS epidemic that is now sweeping Africa

Visited February 2013
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“Unusual site is run-down but worth visiting”
Reviewed 18 September 2011

The Credo Mutwa Cultural Village is in Soweto and well worth a stop while seeing Nelson Mandela's house. Credo Mutwa is a Zulu traditional healer and artist.

Although he no longer lives there, the site contains reconstructions of traditional Zulu homes as well as his large sculptures depicting legends and prophecies. Unfortunately, there has been some vandalism and a lack of funds to properly maintain the site. However, it is still an interesting place to walk around, especially with a guide who can explain the significance of the art. It is not a large site so an hour is more than enough time.

Credo Mutwa has made some interesting predictions over the decades. Of particular note is the painting inside one of the buildings done in the 1980's by Credo Mutwa depicting his prophecy of 9/11 with an airplane flying into 2 skyscrapers and much fire. I found it quite eerie.

I believe this place is also known as the Oppenheimer Community Centre, named after the adjacent housing project.

Visited July 2011
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