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Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center

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Durban, South Africa
Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Spend a day at Shakaland to learn about Zulu life from the Zulu people who live there. Visit a traditional Zulu kraal (village), eat a typical lunch and watch a performance of Zulu dancers.
  • Learn about the Zulu community at Shakaland
  • Tuck into a delicious lunch of local food
  • See the traditions of the Zulu people and watch a dance performance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Lunch
Hotel pick up and drop off
Professional tour guide
Gratuities
drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Should your hotel not be on the list, please contact us to find out if we are able to collect from your hotel.

Departure Time

8:30 AM
After getting picked up at your central Durban hotel, travel up the coast of the KwaZulu-Natal province toward Shakaland. Pass through the lush beauty of the nKwalini Valley.

The largest Zulu kraal (village) in Zululand sits on a hill that overlooks the uMhlatusi River, and this is Shakaland. It’s a living museum, where Zulu people show visitors what tribal life is like.

Learn about Zulu traditions such as beadwork, basket-weaving, brewing beer, making pottery and building huts. Visit a sangoma (fortune teller) to see what your future holds. Sample the Zulu beer. Watch a performance of Zulu dancers. Then enjoy a traditional lunch (included) before the trip back to Durban.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Shakaland
Experience Traditional Zulu Culture and Customs
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Cullinan Guided Journeys strictly follow the SA Government approved TBCSA Health and Safety COVID-19 Protocols. Should guests present COVID-19 symptoms, COVID testing and quarantine will be at their own cost. We recommend that you ensure that your guests take adequate personal travel insurance cover before departure from home.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cullinan Guided Journeys

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center.

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Our driver and her colleague, were...
Rachel R
, Aug 2017
Our driver and her colleague, were brilliant! Very insightful and helped us learn about the country/culture. The tour to Shakaland was interesting Little disappointed that it was a village built specifically for the film, zulu dawn - not a 'real' village. However putting it to good use now and expanding on it.
star-5
This girl was simply the best...
beverly b
, Nov 2016
This girl was simply the best outstanding awesome amazing young lady ran the tour more than efficiently and the bartender kept a couple throughout the day
star-5
It was highly educative and...
Michael C
, Jun 2015
It was highly educative and specially fun! We loved the experience, specially the knowledge of our guide! Awesome! In the way to the complex the guide would fill us with various historic facts and small details that turned this visit something special! On the complex, all was very organized and extremely fun! I highly recommend this tour!!!
star-5
Learned a lot about the Zulu people...
Margaret H
, Jan 2015
Learned a lot about the Zulu people . Our tour guide Wendy was very knowledgeable. A must do.
star-5
Fascination and a wonderful cultural...
Brenda G
, Aug 2013
Fascination and a wonderful cultural experience.
star-4
The actual village was a bit...
Mrs Sandra S H
, Oct 2012
The actual village was a bit disappointing, although I suppose it was the best they can get to the real thing. The Zulu guides did their best to make you feel welcome and explained village life and very proud of their heritage and ancestor Shaka. Dancing at finish was fabulous, full of energy, noise and the Zulus enjoyed performing. Try and do the meal as it was very good and worth the money
star-5
Fascinating history that was...
Christine H
, Jun 2012
Fascinating history that was particularly well presented. It certainly wasn't Disneyland, but provided a insight into daily Zulu life
star-3
This is not where the Zulu live,but...
patricia
, Jan 2012
This is not where the Zulu live,but the old TV setting from a 1980's TV series. The Zulu guide we had was joking and acting,not as educational as this could be with proper guide.
star-5
Perfect nothing to be signalled...
Fiore L
, Dec 2011
Perfect nothing to be signalled, beautiful and interesting excursion
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Uitstekend
corrybennaars
, Dec 2019
‘N heel Super vakkundige gids, en ook heel aardig, die elk beest van verre zag. Hij vertelde zo vol enthousiasme dat jezelf ook gids zou willen worden.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time and provide us with your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your Cultural Experience.

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