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Dumazulu Lodge and Traditional Village

The DumaZulu Lodge and Traditional Village is located about 10km’s outside of Hluhluwe in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. DumaZulu includes a cultural village focusing on Zulu- and other South African cultures, 3-star accommodation, a restaurant and boma, as well as a bird-and-reptile park.

Most travellers head to DumaZulu for the cultural experience. The Traditional Village, referred to as a ‘cultural village’ locally, aims to introduce visitors to Zulu culture, as well as some other South African cultures. If you opt for a Village tour a guide will give you some background on Zulu history and culture. Zulu staff members, dressed in traditional regalia, will illustrate different traditional crafts - such as the making of spears and clay pots. You’ll enter a traditional beehive hut and be introduced to a Sangoma (traditional healer). Not the real deal, but beliefs around traditional healing, the throwing of the bones, etc. will be discussed and illustrated. You’ll also get to experience traditional dances - and if you’re adventurous, join in.

The Bird-and-Reptile Park contains a collection of South African birds, snakes and other reptiles.

You can also stay overnight at DumaZulu. The “Lodge’ offers 21 standard rooms, housed in traditional rondavels, but furnished with 3-star modcons - e.g. en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Meals may be taken at DumaZulu’s restaurant or boma.

Note: Tours that overnight at DumaZulu may not include the Village tour or other activities.

Tours that include Dumazulu Lodge and Traditional Village

Blyde River Canyon

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,735 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 435 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.

Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .

Hole-in-the-Wall

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,735 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 435 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘northbound’ tour version that starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.

Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Knysna , Storm’s River Mouth , Coffee Bay , Wild Coast , Hibiscus Coast , San Lameer , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Swaziland , Kruger National Park , Panorama Route , Johannesburg .

Dumazulu Lodge and Traditional Village attractions

Landscape in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (prev. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi) is the oldest game reserve in Africa. It is situated in the North of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province. It covers 96,000 ha of varied ecosystems. Relative to its size, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is home to the largest population of the endangered white rhino in the world with between 1 500 and 2 000.

A landscape in the magnificent iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stretches along a coastal belt of 220 km and covers an area of 332,000 ha. It includes three major lake systems and five interlinking eco systems. It features a huge diversity of animal, plant and marine life.

Zulu men performing traditional dances at a cultural village.

Zulu people of South Africa

IsiZulu, the language of the Zulu People, has the most speakers of all eleven official languages of South Africa. They are a people with a proud military tradition, starting with the remarkable history of King Shaka. Even today, in modern South Africa, the Zulu nation has a king, recognized by the Government of South Africa.