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Shakaland: The home of Shaka and the Zulu Nation

We arrived there in the afternoon merely curious to see the set of the TV series Shaka Zulu. From what we had seen on TV it seemend spectacular but we had no idea just how mind blowing this place was going to be in real life.
We ended up staying for the cultural tour, dinner and the Zulu tribal dancing and I ended up taking more that 200 pictures but a photograph cannot capture the spirit that dwells in this place - you have to hear and feel it as well!

The staff are super friendly and exceptionally well organised especially considering that the Hotel is situated in the African bush a good few miles from the nearest town (Eshowe)
Everyone went out of their way to ensure we were well cared for even though we were not overnighting in the hotel.
The hotel is seperated from the cultural village but the rooms are in the shape of traditional Zulu huts. Once inside you will notice that they contain all modern conveniences and are quite luxurious!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Historical Travel
  • Written June 12, 2006
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Zulu maiden grinding maize to make porridge

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Shakaland: On the footsteps of Shaka Zulu

If you like to experience Africa this is the hotel to go to.
Shakaland is a traditional Zulu "Umuzi" or homestead, divided into the home of the Zulu`s and hotel rooms. A unique resort built on the set of the movies, Shaka Zulu and John Ross.

The insights of the Zulu culture is great here. The original film sets for the movie Shaka Zulu from the 1980's are still used today and some of the cast of that movie show you all aspects of Zulu culture. Beer making, and drinking (!), Speer fighting, Zulu dancing and the spiritual sight with the herbalist iSangoma and the Witch Doctor. And all this you experience with First Class accommodation both western and Zulu cuisine.
A great experience!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Arts and Culture, Historical Travel
  • Written October 16, 2004
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Proud Zulus in Shakaland

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