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    Normanhurst Farm, Nkwalini 3816, South Africa
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    “zulu culture” (7 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 63 reviews

    Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

    Warm hospitality, good food and great location perched on top of a hill overlooking the Phobane Dam and rolling hills of Nkwalini. Loved the accommodation (in traditional Zulu Beehive huts). The Zulu dancing is a must!

    Thank Martin d
    Reviewed April 18, 2017

    Iz and I tend to drop by for a cool one when bundu bashing with friends in the local area. I have never stayed over but I have eaten here with friends, watched Zulu dancing with relatives and even had a bulls night here a...More

    1  Thank dik-bardon
    Reviewed April 7, 2017

    We were wondering how going to a film set would turn out but it was a great mixture of 1850s Zululand and modern day hotel. We were escorted in and about by ethnic performers that gave us a feel for the times and customs

    Thank johnjmuscat
    Reviewed April 3, 2017

    The staff are amazing, the food acceptable and the experience and setting fabulous. But the hotel and rooms are in dire need of renovation and for the price we expected more. This used to be an amazing hotel .

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    Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

    Took the day visit to Shakaland to breath the fresh country air and revel in the Zulu tradition and dynasty history. It was a very educative , eye opening experience on the history of one of the greatest African empires and on its founder and...More

    Thank Masikati
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • $111 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 55
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Zululand >
    • Nkwalini
    • Also Known As
    • Shakaland South Africa/Nkwalini
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    January 17, 2016|
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    Response from Ruth585 | Reviewed this property |
    Most definitely! For the last two years, I have visited Shakaland and enjoyed the tour through the Zulu village. And I highly recommend staying for the traditional Zulu luncheon, featuring many delicious native dishes.
    Room Tips
    "The Rooms closest to Phobane are the best situated."
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    "There were no rooms only well equipped huts well spaced apart"
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    "Room as very dated and television did not work and there was no wifi even though the website asys that there..."
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    "All rooms are Zulu Hut designed and really a lovely experience."
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