Get a unique insight into the traditional culture and customs of the proud Zulu nation on this guided excursion to the largest Zulu kraal in Zululand, which includes lunch. Sample traditional Zulu beer, marvel at the energy and rhythm of the Zulu dancers, witness the building of a Zulu hut, and appreciate the artistry of fashioning traditional weapons and crafts. Visit an iSangoma – a traditional healer.
Situated just 160km north of the city of Durban is a living momument to Zulu culture. It is from here that people from all over the world come to experience the lifestyles, social systems and rich culture of the Zulu nation. A visit to South Africa is not complete without a visit to Shakaland – one of the most famous cultural attractions in Africa. Here, a unique resort has been built on the set of the original movies – Shaka Zulu and John Ross. A traditional Zulu “Umuzi” or homestead, divides the homes of the local Zulu people and the hotel rooms.
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).
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at +- 08h30
Subject to minimum 2 guests
Return Transfers from Durban beachfront hotels, lunch