• 1-2 HOURS VISIT

  • LOCATION: SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA

  • LANGUAGE: NOT APPLICABLE

  • NO ENTRANCE FEE

  • HIGHLIGHT:  SCUPTURES, AFRICAN MYTHS AND TRADITIONS

  • AFRICAN TRADITION AND HERITAGE CONSERVATION

Located in the heart of Soweto the Credo Mutwa Cultural Village is a museum-cum-outdoor exhibition of astounding sculptures and buildings created by African artist and traditional healer Credo Mutwa. The private collection of sculptures that he constructed from 1974 to 1986 juxtaposes African folklore and art with an increasingly Westernised society. This unique take on art and society as a huge drawpoint for tourists hunting for a more authentic experience and sets the village as one of the traditional attractions in Gauteng.

The Credo Mutwa cultural village is more than a museum, it is an outdoor experience steeped in tradition and African folklore. It is comprised of sculpture and buildings created by the African artist Credo Mutwa. Mutwa was also a traditional healer said to have the powers to predict the future, depicted in his statues believed to depict the AIDs epidemic. The village is located in the heart of  and underwent a restoration project in 2006. A visit to the village is a journey through the life of this intriguing sangoma.

Some of Mutwa’s followers believe that one of his statues, from 1979, predicted the coming of HIV to Africa, while one of his paintings from the same year foretold of the planes crashing into the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001.

Source: Gauteng tourism

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