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Shakaland

Normanhurst Farm, Nkwalini 3816, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Shakaland)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Tel-Aviv
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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56 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

this hotel is nice as always and offers spacious rooms with bath and tv. Food is enough and average, but you come for culture. Zulu dancing still the best in the country. staff is friendly. You are in the bush, therefore beware before you open windows.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We arrived Sunday afternoon for a two night stay. We only stayed one night. Nobody to welcome us. Staff were eating lunch at 2:30pm in the main dining area. When I wanted to get something for my kids to eat they were unfriendly and irritated that I interrupted their lunch. They send me to the bar to buy Simba chips.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stayed just one night, it was brilliant. It really is a living museum to the Zulu people. The accommodation consist of Zulu huts ( modern interiors). The restaurant served a good buffet supper, the bar stocked most beers and spirits. The tour of the Zulu village by the Zulu guide was most informative, and the traditional Zulu entertainment was excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The experience was unforgettable.i got to learn more about the zuly culture and how shaka lived nd ruled his Kingdom. The menu they offer is all african food and i got to taste umqombothi the African beer..

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It was like been in other world,wonderful view,so relaxing place good to stay with your couple one or two nights,the food was good ant the price for the beverage was not expensive the native women do a lot of beautiful art craft with excellent price too

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As usual, we weren't sure what to expect here but it turned out to be a great place. Not only were we given a delightful hut close to everything but there was a guided tour complete with film and demonstrations (don't try the beer!) and an hour of traditional singing and dancing. Even though these folks do this twice a... More 

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