aha LESEDI DINING
aha Lesedi invites guests to enjoy a gastronomic feast incorporating dishes from the far corners of Africa in its three-tiered restaurant, Nyama Choma, which means “The Great African Feast”.
NYAMA CHOMA RESTAURANT
Experience the integral element of African culture and the way food forms part of its celebration of an eclectic mix of cultures. The 160-seater restaurant is an authentic setting with vibrant decor, and offers an exotic buffet with meat delicacies ranging from ostrich to crocodile. The restaurant is divided into three venues:
East Africa – murals of the Maasai, the beautiful people of the East
South Africa – murals of the nine tribes of South Africa
North Africa – The Nile Room (where guests sit cross-legged on floor cushions at low tables)
Each of these spaces offers its own unique dining experience, where you can delight in the variety of colours, sights, smells, tastes and sounds of the various African customs – all of which are complemented by the tradition-inspired and friendly service.
Lesedi’s Fundudzi Bar or Ma Thabeleng’s Shebeen offers a lively location to socialise and enjoy drinks with friends.
Ma Thabeleng’s Shebeen
Join us at this inviting bar for traditional African drinks, established to keep the wonderful cultures of “Mama Africa” alive! We will gladly prepare and host entertaining shebeen lunches to complement your stay.
Our lapa is ideal for informal functions and outdoor parties, or as an alternative dinner venue. It seats up to 120 people in a unique setting with burning fire pots surrounding the walls and a grand bonfire as a central feature. To add to the bushveld atmosphere, soft, white river sand make up the floor and guests can enjoy a ‘braai’-inspired menu and an exciting buffet of African dishes. A fully stocked bar is also available.
NORTH AFRICAN NILE ROOM
The Nile Room reflects the traditions and style of the people of the North who are reliant on the mighty Nile River. Guests sit cross-legged on floor cushions at low tables with a hubbly-bubbly. The décor and murals represent the history of our Northern neighbours, the slave trade, the explorations of David Livingstone and the influence of the Arabian traditions, cultures and food. This is an ideal venue for private functions, birthday parties or celebrations of up to 40 people. A popular alternative is to hire a belly dancer.
Ingoma (Dance) Boma
Our traditional Isibaya or Great Hut is an ideal venue for buffet or BBQ- or ‘braai’-style functions for up to 50 guests.