Shakaland Zulu Cultural Day Tour
Zulu Cultural Tour
Price on Request
Shakaland is in the heart of Zululand where the film “Shaka Zulu” was filmed. Now run by a Zulu family working with the Protea Hotel group to bring income into the community Shakaland is an Authentic Zulu Cultural Village where you will learn how to live like a Zulu and even dance like a Zulu.
You Guide will cover all the major History of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa after collecting you from you Durban Hotel, B&B or Guest House. The 1,5 hours drive to Shakaland will be filled with interesting sights and facts from your guide.
Arriving at Shakaland outside of Eshowe you will be educated about a traditional Zulu “Umuzi” or homestead. You will also get to watch as 10 minute video clip from the movie “Shaka Zulu” before entering the vibrant Tradition and functional Zulu Village.
Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus, in this authentic re-creation of the Great Kraal (home of Shaka)overlooking the Phobane Lake.
Experience the sight of Assagai-wielding warriors, share the fascinating secrets of the Sangomas and witness traditional customs such as tribal dancing, spear making and the beer-drinking ceremonies.
After this amazing experience you will be invited to a traditional Zulu meal buffet with some western food just in case “Pap, Chakalaka and Nyama(meat) are not your thing!
The whole time your guide will be at your side to answer your questions and translate the activities you will witness.
WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT
✓ Learning about one of the most interesting African Kingdoms and its people.
✓ Learning about King Shaka the great who shaped the Zulu nation into a nation of great warriors whom defeated the British and Dutch in later years.
✓ Visiting the site and village where the Film; Shaka Zulu was filmed in the 80’s.
9.00 AM: Pickup
9.00 AM: Transportation
10.30 PM: Shakaland
1.30 PM: Transportation
3.00 PM: Departure
4.45 PM: Arrive Back in Durban
In between the picturesque Etembeni Hills, overlooking Lake Phobane lies “Shakaland” where visitors can experience a true Zulu cultural experience in the reconstructed homestead of Senzangakhona (King Shaka’s father). With Tim Brown Tours, you will be able to visit the oldest Zulu Cultural Village in Zululand which was initially built as a set for the movie Shaka Zulu (Shaka Zulu follows the rise of Shaka to the king of the Zulus during the early 19th century when the British were beginning to gain control of Africa).
King Shaka, whose name is derived from a beetle which causes swelling in the stomach, was considered to be the greatest and most ruthless leader of the Zulu Nation, who developed a fighting nation. King Shaka was the inventor of the Assagai and the Bulls Horns structure of fighting but was later on murdered by his half-brother Dingaane KaZenzangakhona.
- Group Rates are available on request.
- Entrance Fees
- Listed Activities
- Transport – Pick-up and Drop-off
- Bottled Water (We only supply a limited number of bottles per day, should you require additional, this will be for your own account)
- Items of Personal Nature
- Beverages: Beer; Wine; Cold Drinks
- Any other items not listed in the Inclusion