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Shakaland Zulu Cultural Experience Full Day Tour

Shakaland is a recreation of a traditional Zulu homestead or ‘kraal’. It was created in the 1980’s as the main set for the television series (and movie version thereof) Shaka Zulu. The series told the true story of the legendary King Shaka, who ruled over a large section of Southern Africa and whose military provided major headaches for the British Empire.

Today the kraal is an authentic recreation of a Zulu village, where visitors are introduced to the traditional culture and history of the proud Zulu people. It represents a traditional version of Zulu culture, much - but not all - of which is still practiced today.

You’ll view a short introductory video on Shaka Zulu, before a knowledgeable Zulu guide will take you through the village. You’ll see how traditional beer is made and presented, spear-making, traditional Zulu clay pots - which Zulu maidens balance on their heads -, learn why a kraal is laid out in a certain manner, the role of cattle, etc. You’ll witness 40-minutes of high energy traditional dancing before you head for the restaurant where various South African delicacies are served.

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Shakaland - traditional dress

Shakaland Zulu Cultural Experience

Price: R1,835 per person (±US$ 132 )

Duration: 1 days
Tour Type: City & day tours
Transport: Luxury sedan, minibus or 44-seater luxury coach
Group sizes: minimum-2 average-6 max-40
Languages (guides): English
Other languages can be requested if booked on a private tour basis.
Countries: South Africa
Notes: Tour duration, from departure to return at your hotel, is ±9-hours.
Highlights: KwaZulu-Natal , Zulu people of South Africa .
Starting dates: Daily departures from Durban city hotels at ±09:00 and from Umhlanga hotels at ±08:30. Travel time to Shakaland is about 90-minutes. You’ll be returned to your hotel late-afternoon.

Available starting dates: Nov 2016 - Oct 2017

Tour includes:

A gravel road meanders through the coastal forest at iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


KwaZulu -Natal is one of the nine provinces of South Africa. It is a tourism haven with attractions ranging from provincial game reserves, private reserves, world heritage sites, long stretches of pristine undeveloped beaches, scuba diving on coral reefs and the Drakensberg Mountains (a hikers' paradise) to cultural diversity and much more.

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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.

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