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Shakaland a traditional Zulu "Umuzi" or homestead, divided into the home of the Zulu's and hotel rooms. A unique resort built on the set of the movies, Shaka Zulu and John Ross.


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 overlooking the Phobane Lake.

Experience the sight of assegaai-wielding warriors, share the fascinating secrets of the Sangomas and witness traditional customs such as tribal dancing, spear making and the beer-drinking ceremonies.

Stay in first-class accommodation in traditional beehive huts, with all mod-cons such as en-suite bathrooms.

Shakaland is more than just a tourist attraction - it is an enriching experience affording a better understanding of the Zulu nation, its people and their intriguing customs.

Shakaland - Entrance - Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

Shakaland Rooms

55 x Traditional Beehive Huts equipped with private bathroom and shower, modern conveniences and superb views.
The School centre accomodates 75 school children in traditional dormitory huts.

Shakaland Facilities

The Kwabonamanzi restaurant and U Kamba Bar offers tasty meals and spectacular views of the surrounding hills.
An audio-visual room is available in the evenings should GUESTS wish to watch television instead of the Zulu cultural experience or tribal dancing.
A swimming pool is situated next to the restaurant, ideal for cooling off on those balmy tropical days.
Other facilities include babysitters (on request), a comprehensive curio shop on the premises and a tea and coffee station, operational 24 hours a day.

Shakaland Attractions

The Nandi Programme
A three-hour midday experience running from 11H00 to 14H00 or from 12H00 to 15H00.

The Shaka Programme
For overnight GUESTS, commencing with Part I of the culture tour at l6H00 or 16H30, depending on the season and Zulu dancing for an hour after dinner.

Part II of the culture tour runs from 09H00 to l0h00 the next morning.

The culture tour includes:

Beerdrinking ceremony
Social systems
Fighting formations
The greeting of the home
The Sangoma
The Nyanga
Shakaland Location
Shakaland is situated in the heart of Zululand, between Eshowe and Melmoth, nestling on the top of the Entombeni Hills, overlooking the Phobane Lake.

Directions From Durban

Take the N2 North; veer off left at Dokodweni Toll Plaza onto the R66/Melmoth/Ulundi.
14km passed Eshowe turn off left to Shakaland, which is well signposted.

A characterful traditional Zulu "Umuzi" or homestead, divided into the home of the Zulu's and the hotel rooms. A unique resort is built on the set of the movies, Shaka Zulu and John Ross.

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