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Shakaland

South Africa
+27 35 460 0912
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South Africa
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+27 35 460 0912
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"zulu village"
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"spear throwing"
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"dancing and singing"
in 4 reviews
"guided tour"
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"cultural experience"
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"buffet lunch"
in 3 reviews
"film set"
in 2 reviews
"wake up call"
in 3 reviews
"zulu dancers"
in 2 reviews
"for sale"
in 2 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"south africa"
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"culture"
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"authentic"
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"hut"
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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.

Thank 188June
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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

Thank Jeff B
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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

Thank Sprout1Cheshire
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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

Thank kdgarlipp
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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

Thank caytown
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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

Thank Bjorn H
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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

Thank AmandaV7777
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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

Thank MimieW
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

If you want to learn about the Zulu Culture, visit Shakaland. You will be immersed in their daily activities, how they live, an overview of their houses, marriage rituals, a little language lesson, history of the Zulus, beer making, and a local lunch. An authentic...More

Thank Drgole
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Great place for tourist and also locals .you will learn things about the Zulu's you never knew like their marriage traditions and number of wives they allowed to have ,put a smile on my face and almost a slap from my wive .you even get...More

Thank _derek_pugin
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Judith K
4 July 2016|
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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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Response from Zululander |
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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