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Our Location

We are 19 km outside Pietermaritzburg towards Greytown. Whether from Durban or Johannesburg when you approach Pietermaritzburg City, take the road that leads you to Greytown Road. You will drive on that road until you see the Wartburg/Tongaat Road sign which you pass. Upon seeing the Albert Falls Dam and D73 road signs, turn right towards  the D73 route, a gravel road, driving Eastwards. Drive for the next ?KMsuntil, and as you notice the Valley Farm on your left,  Mlambomunye is visible and has several thatched huts on its yard.

Appointments Only

Although we do not like turning people away, owing to a number of factors and of late, the Covid-19 health regulations, it is advisable to first call and ensure that you are included in the day’s client register.  

Please call to make an appointment at: Tel 087 110 0555 between 08h00 – 17h00. No calls are accepted after 17h00.

No appointments are made through SMS, WhatsApp and emails. Exceptions may only apply in the case of regular clients, based on certain applicable critical considerations.  


In line with the resurgence of intellectual and academic interest in decolonial studies, many centres or units broadly pursuing African studies, have begun to gain prominence at universities in parts of Africa and the world. Umsamo African Institute is determined to espouse an unapologetically African way of life and philosophical ethos. part of a Dream that came to the founder three years ago. It is a dynamic institution whose birth and growth are a result of a dream that was gifted to the founder by his ancestors. Umsamo’s birthing and evolution, continue to be guided by strict adherence to African ancestral rituals and is therefore a site of sacred practices and many modes of respect and indebtedness to the ancient spirits of Africa. initiation to be finalized.