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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids loved this, yes it's basic but that's part of is charm. My boys loved meeting a goat in reception, wild chickens, throwing spears and stick fighting. The food was tasty and African and the dancing show really good. The staff seemed really proud to be showing us their culture, and the money generated is very much needed in... More 

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La Rochelle, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shakaland provides an interesting review of Zulu way of life . Inreresting and good hearted . The rooms are included in the village and you do not waste any time . You are helped for your luggage . Very good crew .

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Strand, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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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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Additional Information about Shakaland

Address: Normanhurst Farm, Nkwalini 3816, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Shakaland)
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Nkwalini
Price Range: $93 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shakaland 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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