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About AHA Shakaland

Shakaland is a traditional Zulu Umuzi or homestead, divided into the home of the Zulu's and hotel rooms. This unique resort was 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 recreation of the Great Kraal overlooking the Phobane Lake. Experience the sight of assegai-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. Hotel 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.

Accommodation is offered in 55 traditional beehive huts, each equipped with a private bathroom with a shower, modern conveniences and superb views. All rooms feature television sets with selected DStv, and 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, a comprehensive curio shop on the premises and a tea and coffee station, all operational 24-hours a day.

Shakaland is one of South Africa's most unique attractions and boasts many exciting things to see and do and is a worthwhile addition to any itinerary, The hills to its east Offer a splendid View over the Mhlatuze Valley, where Shaka•s military stronghold, Kwagulawayo, once stood. Today there is virtually nothing left of the 19th-century citadel that commanded so much Of the Southern African region. Below Shakaland is Goedertrou Dam, on Which you can take a spectacular sunset boat cruise.

Conference Venues: A well equipped and modern conference room is available to accommodate up to 90 delegates.

  • Type: Resort
  • Sleeps: 98
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Physical Disabled Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 These room are wheel-chair friendly and are fitted with double beds and en-suite bathrooms. Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
    • Rooms Adults
      • Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 14 These rooms have twin beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers. Features:  Twin beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
        from R772 Per Person Sharing per night
        • Rooms Adults
          • Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 13 These rooms have double beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers. The room can sleep two adults and two children. Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
            from R772 Per Person Sharing per night
            • Rooms Adults
              • Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 9 This is a family room with a double bed and two single beds. Features:  Double beds, Single beds
                from R772 Per Person Sharing per night
                • Rooms Adults

                  Reviews for AHA Shakaland

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                  John Millmore, United Kingdom
                  05 April 2016

                  From the moment we arrived we were treated  dry well. Were created by the GM and front of house Manager. Nothing was too much trouble.Accomzdation was excellent as was the service. The entertainment was great. Would recommend to all.

                  Desire' Pringle, South Africa
                  07 July 2015

                  Had a marvelous experience. Brought a guest from the USA who wanted to learn more about Zulu culture. She is going home much enriched.Wonderful staff, accommodation and food!

                  luca biagiotti, Italy
                  18 August 2014

                  Esperienza interessante. Consigliato a chi è per strada e vuile approndire la cultura zulu anche se in modo turistico.

                  Cindy De Wit, Netherlands
                  27 November 2012

                  We really enjoyed our stay at Shakaland. All the people were very friendly and helpfull. The Zulu village is great to see and the Zulu dance show an experience not to be missed. We stayed in a beehive which was super and lovely. We learned a lot about the Zulu nation as well. We highly recommend this accommodation.

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                  AHA Shakaland is 12.2km from the centre of Eshowe , the nearest airport 55.3km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling