The heart and soul of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal with a private guide
The legend of King Shaka is explored in this day tour to Shakaland on the east coast of South Africa. Situated within 2 hours of Durban (or 1 hour from Richards Bay), Shakaland is a "must visit" site visitors to South Africa.
The center features a traditional Zulu village and takes visitors on a unique journey of Zulu heritage and culture.
Guests can experience at first hand the traditional techniques of assagay (spear) making, beer brewing (yes, you get to taste) and traditional foods. Also on the cards is a visit to the traditional healers and Sangomas.
And as an added bonus, the local Zulu people will put a show on that has to be seen to be believed!
The tour starts with pick-up of guests at 8:30am, leaving Durban for Eshowe.
The journey takes approximately 2 hours, and along the way your guide will chat to you about the history of Durban, South Africa and of course the Zulu people.
On arrival at Shakaland guests will enjoy the tour through the Zulu village followed by the spell bounding show and of course lunch.
We'll return to Durban at approximately 4:30pm.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Shakaland is approximately 2 hours from Durban, and so traffic or roadworks may affect duration.
We will be utilizing a 10 seater air-conditioned, branded tour vehicle.
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
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Day 2 with Shelldon was quit different as we were driving 1.5 hours to Shakaland, a former TV set build for a series about the Zulus which is very interesting in terms of explaining life among the Zulus. During drive we saw gorgeous green farmlands and also evidence of industry in outlying areas. Drive went quickly as Shelldon gave us the history of the Zulu - still SA's predominant inhabitants. A history lesson combined with touring Shakaland were so much more impactful and we owe it all to Shelldon!