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Reviewed 26 September 2018

After hearing so much about the famed Zulu warriors, I achieved a lifetime dream by visiting Shakaland. We chose the all day Shakaland Zulu Experience offered by Viator after reading other Trip Advisor reviews. The Followme2Africa tour company implemented this tour. After an 8:30 pickup...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This was an add on to the main part of out trip to KZN region and we drove about 4 hours to reach this place. Unfortunately it resembles a poor quality version of a Disney land theme park and we were largely disappointed with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gurinder P
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Had a great stay very different I must say.The show was brilliant really enjoyed ourselves at the village.The food was excellent staff very helpful and friendly.Don't expect luxury but comfort and cleanliness yes. Well done all of you for making our stay so nice.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 188June
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Taken as a whole this was very good. The setting lent itself to the cultural tour and the dancing and that side was fine. The scenery was good too especially the view down to the water. Dinner was very nice - variety was good and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Used for a film set and now used for tourism, none of the workers ~ actors live there and it all feels a little like African Disney. If you think this is going to be authentic then think again. Still you do get a taste...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sprout1Cheshire
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Shakaland as the venue of the filming of Shaka Zulu in 1984 was a historic visit for me. But the infrastructure has stayed as it was, no repairs or touch ups. The rooms are terrible. The guided tour through the village and the evenings marimba...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Klaus G
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Our energetic guide described to us about Zulu culture, some history, and life in the kraal and we were able to interact with the people in the "village". We were then treated to an exciting show of dancing and drumming by a well-rehearsed group, followed...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank caytown
Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you want to understand the complexity of SA culture, you need a break from the apartheid story and insight into the ancient, rich, fascinating, complex and unique cultures of the people that have inhabited the region for far longer than its recent political history...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Bjorn H
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We stayed overnight, which made it poor value for money. The evening performance was good and some of the 'village' activities were interesting and engaging. Overall, though, I rapidly tired of the ribald jokes about women / girls... and the misogynist tone of many comments....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AmandaV7777
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I highly recommend experiencing the Shakaland Tour. You go to a Zulu village where you learn everything Zulu: culture, livelihood, songs, dances, celebration, stories, folklore, tradition, and many more. Take your time to look around and explore the village. There are representation huts as well...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Judith K
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Response from Gisela S | Reviewed this property |
There's plenty of parking for the RVs, we parked 15 there and stayed in their huts. It is not inexpensive to stay but perhaps they have a reduced rate for the children. The children will enjoy the program. There is not a... More
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MelbourneAnge
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There is no general entrance fee. You pay only for the programmes you want to take part in. A full programme that includes a Cultural Tour, Zulu Dance and Full Buffet Lunch, costs about R460.00 (SA Rands). per person.
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