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Ways to Experience Zulu Culture in Durban

By Viator, March 2018

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While South Africa as a whole is a mix of so many cultures there are 11 official languages in the country, the KwaZulu-Natal province is predominantly Zulu. It makes sense, then, when you're visiting the KwaZulu-Natal capital of Durban, to try to learn more about Zulu culture when you're seeing it everywhere.

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.

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Shakaland Zulu Experience Full-Day Tour from Durban, Durban, null
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Shakaland Zulu Experience Full-Day Tour from Durban

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus. Enjoy a two-hour ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $167.95
Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center, Durban, Day Trips
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Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Visit an authentic Zulu kraal, Shakaland, and watch the day to day activities of the people of this village. Learn the A to Z of Zulu life from the people ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.97
Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve Day Tour from Durban, Durban, Cultural Tours
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Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve Day Tour from Durban

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is set in the heart of Zululand, where Africa's 'big five' (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhinoceros) roam the ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $246.11
Zulu Cultural Tour and Zulu Dancing from Durban, Durban, Safaris
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Zulu Cultural Tour and Zulu Dancing from Durban

Take a step back and relive the moment on this 8-hour Shakaland tour, as you enter the world of the Zulu king, the great King Shaka, the most able leader, ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.22
Phezulu Cultural Village and Reptile Park Tour from Durban, Durban, Day Trips
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Phezulu Cultural Village and Reptile Park Tour from Durban

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This 4-hour guided tour is a chance to see and learn about the Zulu culture and it's ancient beliefs and rituals. It also gives you a chance to see crocodiles ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.02
ZULU ORACLE & HERBALIST EXPERIENCE, Durban, Day Trips
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ZULU ORACLE & HERBALIST EXPERIENCE

Come and enjoy a uniquely Zulu experience by visiting a traditional Zulu healer. An Inyanga / Sangoma is a traditional medicine practitioner or shaman of the ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

From USD $84.02
Shakaland Zulu Cultural Tour, Durban, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Shakaland Zulu Cultural Tour

Shakaland is in the heart of Zululand where the film “Shaka Zulu” was filmed. Now run by a Zulu family working with the Protea Hotel group to bring income into ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $229.14
Shakaland Zululand Experience from Durban, Durban, Cultural Tours
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Shakaland Zululand Experience from Durban

Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus. Participate and ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.70
Annual Royal Zulu Reed Dance, Durban, Day Trips
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Annual Royal Zulu Reed Dance

Joining the friends and relatives of thousands of young Zulu maidens attired in traditional Zulu dress to watch them sing, dance and celebrate their culture, ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $237.62
Shakaland Zulu Experience Private Day Tour from Durban, Durban, Cultural Tours
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Shakaland Zulu Experience Private Day Tour from Durban

Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus. Enjoy a two-hour ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $281.33

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