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About Shakaland

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.

Situated in the heart of Zululand between Eshowe and Melmoth, Shakaland nestles on the top of the Entombeni Hills, overlooking the Phobane Lake.

A traditional Zulu Umuzi or homestead, divided into the home of the Zulu's and hotel rooms, this unique resort was the original set for the filming of the movies 'Shaka Zulu' and 'John Ross'.

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.Why not sample the local brew or have the sangoma throw the bones for you?

You can even spend the night in one of the traditional beehive huts with all mod-cons and 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.

Directions to Shakaland

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. Where it all began, The Greatest Zulu Experience in Africa.
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Shakaland is 20km from the centre of Eshowe , the nearest airport 49.2km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
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