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Sheldon, South Carolina: Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village Team Field Report

56 Bryant Ln., Sheldon, SC
Just south of Yemassee. I-95 exit for US 17. Drive east for 1.5 miles, then bear right on Trask Parkway (US 17/21). Drive around three miles, and look for Bryant Lane/Safari Rd. on the left.
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Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village

An African village was created on American soil. Then it seceded from the United States. Report...

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Oyotunji Kingdom.

Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village

There are many cats around, so our dog was not allowed in. Inexpensive personal tour takes 30-40 minutes.

[Dennis & Maureen Jackson, 06/30/2023]

Oyotunji Kingdom entrance.

Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village

Oyotunji was a unique experience. The 1.5 hour tour ($10 or $15 - cash only) covered the founder's spiritual journey, the history of the village, and various temples and buildings on the property. People live here, and there was even a transition ceremony (AKA funeral) the day I visited.

If you're traveling I-95 and have time to spare, a visit at Oyotunji is something you won't soon forget!

[Kristi, 04/11/2017]
Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village

It was interesting, but if you do a tour, be prepared for a very long tour. We were there for over an hour.

[Toni, 06/12/2016]
Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village

Warning: when you drive in, you are driving through people's yards and onto a long, wooded, one-way, somewhat secluded road before reaching the village. Totally worth it, though.

[Bubbly and Boozy, 09/08/2011]

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