Zulu Culture in Durban
By Viator, October 2013
Many of the sightseeing tours in Durban will include mention of Zulu cultural elements, so that may be one way to start. To really dive into Zulu culture, however, you can sign up for a half-day “Zulu Heritage Trail” tour in Durban. This cultural walking tour focuses on Zulu history in the city and province, and it also includes the cultural history of the Indian population, too - another subculture in KwaZulu-Natal.
In a half-day tour, you’ll learn about the Zulu experience during Apartheid, give your senses a workout at the vibrant Victoria Street Market (where you can buy all manner of Indian spices), and even see a Zulu dance performed at a township. It’s a way to leave South Africa with a deeper understanding of the Zulu culture - and maybe some spices to cook with when you get home.
You can also visit Shakaland on a guided tour. It’s a “Zulu Cultural Center” not far from Durban, where you can see a recreation of a traditional Zulu village, see a traditional dance, and eat a typical Zulu meal. Because it’s outside of the city, it’s a full day trip.