Shakaland Tours

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Shakaland

Zulus form the largest ethnic group in the Rainbow Nation of South Africa, and the province of KwaZulu-Natal (formerly Zululand) is their heartland. Shakaland is an open-air museum, or “cultural village” providing a first class introduction to Zulu culture. It tells the tale of its namesake, the famous warrior king Shaka, who fought both tribal rivals to finally become the area’s uncontested ruler, as well as later Zulus who fought colonial aggressors.

But it’s not all spears and battles. Shakaland gives an overview of all aspects of Zulu culture, including tribal social structures, music, dances and ceremonies. You’ll also see how the distinctive colorful Zulu beadwork is made, as well as traditional beer, an important component in festivities. All of this in an authentic village, in what is still very much a vibrant, living community of Zulus, supervised by the local chief.

Practical Info

Shakaland is around two hours’ drive north of Durban, near the town of Eshowe. The way is well signposted from there, and facilities include overnight accommodation in traditional “beehive” huts.

Address: Nkwalini, South Africa
Hours: Open year round
Admission: R99
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Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center

Spend a day at Shakaland to learn about Zulu life from the Zulu people who live there. Visit a traditional Zulu kraal (village), eat a typical lunch and watch a performance of Zulu dancers.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Shakaland Cultural Experience Tour

Experience Zulu culture on a full-day tour from Richards Bay to Shakaland, a living museum that offers an immersion in local traditions. Taste Zulu beer, watch drumming and dancing performances, and see traditional handicrafts while meeting the ‘villagers’ that keep the Zulu spirit alive. This full-day Shakaland tour includes pickup and drop-off at Richards Bay port, entrance fees, and lunch, and it’s limited to 14 for individual service from the guides.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full-Day Zulu Cultural Tour from Durban

Explore the traditional culture of the Zulu people with this full-day tour from Durban. Visit the cultural village of Shakaland to learn about the legacy of the great King Shaka, a revered leader of the Zulus. Get introduced to Zulu traditions such as Sangomas and assegaai-wielding warriors, and see demonstrations of spear making and dancing. Enjoy a buffet lunch during the tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Zulu Cultural Tour and Zulu Dancing from Durban

Spend a day living like a Zulu king during this Shakaland guided tour from Durban. Travel with a local guide through the scenic landscapes of South Africa and learn about one of the most famous leaders, politicians and strategists the Zulu nation has known. You'll see tribal dancing and witness spear making and beer drinking ceremonies, plus take part in a delicious buffet lunch. Convenient round-trip hotel transport ensures comfort and ease!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Overnight Zulu Culture & Heritage tour from Durban

Learn about the cultural history of the Zulus with this 2-day adventure from Durban. Travel to the Emakhosini Valley of Kings, birthplace of King Shaka and other Zulu Kings. Hear entertaining and educational stories of Zulu history from your professional guides. Stay overnight in the renowned cultural village and resort of Shakaland.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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4 nights Zulu culture, Battlefields & Wildlife tour

This is an comprehensive and detailed tour of Kwa Zulu Natal offering both culture, Isandlwana & Rorkes' drift battlefields where Zulus and British fought on 22 January 1879, and close encounter with wildlife such as the BIG 5. We have brilliant tour guides who are knowledgeable in both culture, history and South African wildlife. Lunch, dinner and breakfast included in the package.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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