Fascinating insight into traditional Zulu life & culture
Hands-on activities to provide an engaging experience
Fantastic performance featuring incredible Zulu dance
Chance to watch exquisite techniques of local artisans
Lunch feast featuring typical dishes & unique Zulu beer
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour to Shakaland
Zulu beer tasting
Roundtrip transport to and from most central Durban and beach front hotels
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meals and drinks not listed as Inclusions
Know Before You Book
Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
Maximum group size is 8 people.
Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Durban hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Relive the traditional life from the days of Shaka and the Zulu Kingdom at a romantic, historical retreat surrounded by the lush South African countryside. Complete with iconic décor, dance, and dining, a visit to Shakaland lets you experience the excitement and living traditions first hand.
Your personal guide picks you up in the morning for the ride from your hotel into the hills of the Natal Midlands, where Shakaland has built its living showcase of Zulu culture. Sheltered in the leafy Nkwalini Valley, this collection of thatched-roof houses and earthy aesthetics uses traditional Zulu design to create a vibrant setting for you to explore.
Once you arrive, you're introduced to a programme filled with activities and insights drawn from countless generations of heritage. Try your hand at spear making, pottery, or building a Zulu hut, and then you can feast on a buffet of the region's favourite meals and enjoy the local beer. Watch a dazzling performance of song and dance before you leave the lively setting behind for your return to Durban.
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