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Shakaland

Normanhurst Farm, Nkwalini 3816, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Shakaland)
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

On a cool & drizzly day, we arrived in Shakaland. Some giraffe were posing amongst the Euphorbias on the adjacent property, so we were already happy.. On checking in, Nonhlahla looked at my wife's Zulu bangles and immediately asked whether they could dance together that night. Upon hearing that my wife is sick, she bid us to wait a second,... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

To learn more about the history of the great Zulu tribe and to immerse yourself in the tribal culture and lore, a visit to Shakaland is a definite must!! Our guide, Slende, was not only very knowledgeable, but entertaining in her dialogue. But her greatest asset is her dancing! The last part of the tour is in the great rondovel,... More 

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Theunissen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I was a good Experian's. it is so close to nature. the food was good. service is good. rooms do give you the feeling of nature. there dance and tour is good and you are not to far away from the se and Eshowe if it is to quiet.

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ESSEX ENGLAND
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The rooms were set out like a native ‘village’. [complete with hot water, TV’s etc.] The dinner was poor and the worst we had on our SA tour. There was a very good show put on in the evening by the Zulus. Breakfast was very basic.

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Sierentz, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to Shakaland. We first visited with a group of international guests who'd traveled to SA for our wedding in 2002, and returned this year for my 12-year old son to have the opportunity to learn a little about Zulu culture. It is a tourist-oriented place, but offers some great insights into how many Zulu people... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This little gem of a resort is located just past Eshowe good roads all the way.On arrival I was greeting with a big hug with the lady I dealt with during our booking!Fresh orange awaited while we booked in,lovely then a Zulu clad gentleman escorted us and luggage to our Hut,which was tastefully furnished in ethnic tradition.We were called to... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Never stayed here but came for the tour. Thought it was fantastic and the guide was brilliant. Very informative but not in a boring way, was information you'd enjoy hearing about. The dancing and music was nice to see. The beer that you get to taste is not to everyone's taste

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is very unusual. The whole place is set out like a zulu village and the cultural show shortly after arrival is worth seeing. Accommodation is in individual huts similar to a zulu kraal. Our hut was no 32 and had twin beds, a desk & chair and an OTB shower. It was novel and unusual but not unpleasant... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Oh dear, this was a great disappointment. 1st, our GPS couldn't find this place, so we had to call & get directions, that weren't very accurate. 2nd - we arrived to this hotel around 4pm. A giggling girl was half sitting half lying in the reception area. We checked in and were taken to a room, which was very basic,... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

this accommodation is very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. the staff were very friendly and helpful. the entertainers take their culture extremely serious and its is such a privilege to watch that commitment. we stayed over for 2 nights in a family cottage and loved it. the rooms do however need some attention with regards to maintenance as... More 

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