Shakaland, situated just 160km north of the city of Durban is a living monument to Zulu culture. It is here that people from all over the world come to experience the lifestyle, social system and rich culture of the Zulu nation. A visit to South Africa is not complete without a visit to this cultural attraction, one of the most famous in South Africa.

In keeping with the rural surrounds, Shakaland’s accommodation features authentic African decor, complete with wooden interiors, thatched roofs and an earthy, warm ambience.

The Shisa Nyama restaurant with its authentic setting and traditional Zulu style offers guests an opportunity to enjoy ethnic dishes.

Don’t miss out on the Nandi Experience (a 3-hour daytime adventure named in honour of Shaka’s mother, Nandi) or the cultural tour which includes: the Beer Drinking Ceremony, Fighting Formations, the Sangoma, spear throwing and more.

Things to do:

The Nandi Experience

Experience a three-hour daytime adventure named in honour of Shaka’s mother, Nandi… an adventure not to be missed!

Daily starting times: 11:00 to 14:00 or from 12:00 to 15:00

The Shaka Programme

For overnight guests, commencing with Part I of the culture tour at 16:00 and Zulu dancing for an hour after dinner.

The Culture Tour

Part II of the culture tour runs from 09:00 to 10:00 the next morning.

The culture tour includes:

Beer Drinking Ceremony

Social Systems

Fighting Formations

The Greeting of the Home

The Sangoma

The Nyanga

Beadwork and Pottery

Beer Making, Spear Throwing etc

Team Building

There’s no limit to the extent that our TEAM will go to fulfilling your team building requirements. So what’s stopping you? Get thinking, get creative and put us to the test! Whatever you dream up, we’ll find a way of putting it together.

School day programme daily at 09:00

School children are treated to the mysticism of Africa perfectly designed to showcase the diversity of the Zulu culture.

Siyafunda Educational Program

School and university groups visiting Shakaland on cultural excursions can be accommodated in traditional dormitory huts in the school centre accommodation.

Contact us

Normanhurst Farm



South Africa

Tel: 035 460 0912

Central Reservations: 087 740 9292




Rates on Request

Directions from Durban:

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

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