Nestled at the foot of the Luaname Mountains, Fundudzi is an atmospheric hutted camp in the heart of traditional Venda territory. Just above the village of Mukumbani, this is an ideal place from which to explore a region famed for its sacred places and traditional Venda arts and crafts. But it is best known for the incredible tours with top cultural guide, Nelson Maphaha who weaves the tales of myth and legend around Lake Fundudzi and the Thate Vondo Forest. A consummate storyteller, he makes these sacred spaces come alive and strengthens the cultural connection to this lovely area. A highlight is to book some time with the Makwarani dance group who make the Dombo dance come to life in the form of a writhing python of traditionally-clad women.