Kwena is the Tswana word for Crocodile, Bakwena meaning people of the Crocodile. They honour the Crocodile as their totem and the meaning of the Crocodile also denotes inner strength and power. Therefore the Crocodile also represents the ability to overcome challenges and to tap into one's own strength and resilience. At Bakwena we create a environment for our customers to reconnect with their own inner strength, peace and calm
The Bafokeng, of whom the Bakwena is a derivative Tribe, is now the richest Tribe in Africa due to royalties paid to them by Mining Companies who mine a variety of Minerals, mainly Platinum, on their ancestral land.
At Bakwena Venue, you can meet “Thomas” & "Rufus", and at Bakwena Zevenwacht, you can meet “Woody”, our very own “Crocodiles” – they meet every Guest on arrival and assures them a day of “Pure relaxation” and peace.