Cresta Brings 10th Ngamiland Letlhafula Festival


Cresta Riley’s Hotel will this month end celebrate its 10th annual ‘Ngamiland Letlhafula Festival’ where participants will immense themselves in a cultural showcase of traditional cuisine, games, dance and music.

The festival that seeks to promote the culture and heritage of the Ngamiland region will be held on the 27th of May at Cresta Riley’s Hotel from 12 noon till late.

This year’s edition will be held under the theme, “Re tswa gole” translated to mean we have come a long way as an appreciation of the community’s helping hand and contribution to the festival.

The event’s dress code will be the African attire with revelers expected to come dressed in their best traditional outfit as prizes will also be offered to the best dressed.

The event intends to give cultural enthusiasts an opportunity to have fun, learn more cultural ways, food and attire of the Ngamiland people. A variety of traditional activities will be availed for them to enjoy including, traditional games such as morabaraba, koi and traditional dance and many more others.

Furthermore, attendees will be spoiled with a ‘tswana’ cuisine to indulge in while watching musical performances of the likes of Ndingo Johwa, Stiga Sola and many other local traditional musicians and groups.

Cresta Riley’s Guest Relations Officer Tshwaranang Motlatsi Molaletsi stressed that the Ngamiland Letlhafula Festival is an event that showcase the Ngamiland culture through traditional food, music, attire and their other lifestyle. She said that the event always happens during the autumn season which is common for the harvesting times.

Speaking about this year’s theme, Molaletsi noted that the locals in Ngamiland always support the festival with some providing the food served during the event as well as big traditional pots used to prepare the meals and a lot more.

She further said that as it has become norm, there will be prizes to be won at the event however she could only reveal that for the category of ‘Best Dresses.’  Molaletsi also noted that there will be no specific judges but the attendees will be the ones judging and deciding who the winner of each prize will be.

Entry tickets will be sold at P200 for limited early bird, and then P250 a single ticket, P450 double and a P100 ticket for kids below the age of 12 years. Each ticket will be inclusive of a variety of traditional foods.

Cooperate tickets are also available where a ticket for P3000 admits 10 people inclusive of a bucket of beers and or  ciders or soft drinks, free stall with own branding. The table will be served by any other hostess.

The other cooperate hosting includes a ticket P5000 for a table of 10 people that includes 3 bottles of house wine, 10 bottles of water, the Cresta goodies bag, dedicated waitress that will be serving the table, full branding around the seating area where marketing materials will be allowed as well as interaction with the audience.


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