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Shakaland

Normanhurst Farm, Nkwalini 3816, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Shakaland)
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Strand, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Will I ever return: NEVER. Would I recommend the place: NEVER. Would they still remain a 3 star establishment within a couple of months: I SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT. With the current condition of the place, cleanliness, food and entertainment, I would not even give them half a star. Being from Cape Town, we have been travelling all over KZN for... More 

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Johannesburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I visit Shakaland as part of my job as a tour guide on a regular but infrequent basis. The rooms have not changed or been upgraded in many years and need some serious attention. The bathrooms are dated and the maintenance has been done in a very nonchalant basis. I personally feel very claustrophobic in the rooms which are quasi-traditional... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Situated just 160km north of the city of Durban is a living momument to Zulu culture. It is from here that people from all over the world come to experience the lifestyles, social systems and rich culture of the Zulu nation.

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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
2 reviews
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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Additional Information about Shakaland

Address: Normanhurst Farm, Nkwalini 3816, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Shakaland)
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Nkwalini
Price Range: $86 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shakaland 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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Shakaland South Africa/Nkwalini
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