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Zulu Shakaland Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Shakaland is the oldest Zulu Cultural Village in Zululand
  • Enjoy vigorous dances and sip some authentic Zulu beer
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday


    8½ hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0830h (08:30am)
    Duration: 8½ hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Durban beachfront.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details. Kindly reconfirm pick-up upon arrival in Durban with your local activity operator.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel/drop-off point in Durban and Umhlanga

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Gain an insight into the Zulus' former traditional way of life at Shakaland, the open-air museum near Eshowe, the oldest town in Zululand. Shakaland is also the oldest Zulu Cultural Village in Zululand, originally built as a scenery for the movie "Shaka Zulu".

    Explore the ancient cultures of the Zulu tribe in this authentic representation of a Zulu 'kraal'. Snuggled in the Entembeni Hills, Shakaland is an artist’s canvas of the vast bushland and the placid Pobane Lake. Stroll around the ‘Umuzi’, a circle of rounded-huts around the kraal. Join in the revelry as the Zulu people dressed in colourful attires, dance energetically to the pounding drum beats. Explore their diverse artistry and craftsmanship and bag some of the authentic items like pottery, beadwork, baskets and ornaments.

    With vigorous tribal dances, traditional spear throwing and authentic craftworks, this trip to Shakaland in Zululand will make you appreciate the myriad cultures of South Africa.


    You will be picked up from your hotel or the closest pick-up point and taken in an air-conditioned luxury coach for a Zulu cultural sightseeing tour of Shakaland. A professional English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    Arrive at the recreated village of Shakaland, located near Eshowe, the oldest town in Zululand. Stroll around the beehive huts, and see up close the traditional lifestyles of this warrior tribe.

    Known for their agile movements and quick reflexes, the Zulu people will show you the techniques of spear making and later, the adventurous can participate in this traditional art of fighting. See traditional beer brewing, pottery, beadwork, and baskets making as well.

    Dance and the Zulus go together so sit back and enjoy some vigorous dances as the Zulu men and women sway to the beat of pounding drums.

    A delicious traditional lunch will be served to you.

    At the end of this informative tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel or closest point in Durban.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation by an air-conditioned luxury coach
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Traditional lunch
    • Return transfers from Durban beachfront hotels
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
    Minimum 2 guests.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • great

      The trip was great. I did not like to have to call the tour operators to confirm the tour, that was a little bit annoying  Sometimes we arrived to the city the night before and...

      Maria R Jimenez
    • Zulu Shakaland Tour

      Excellent tour We have read an article in the local Durban newspaper (end of November) that this kind of tour should be more numerous for the local tourism to be increased .....

    • More than just a tour

      I forget our drivers name but he has been with isango for 14 years. He was willing to share with us many aspects of life in South Africa. He was punctual, courteous and willing...

      Roger Lucas