Shakaland is in the heart of Zululand where the film “Shaka Zulu” was filmed. Now run by a Zulu family working with the Protea Hotel group to bring income into the community Shakaland is an Authentic Zulu Cultural Village where you will learn how to live like a Zulu and even dance like a Zulu.WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT✓ Learning about one of the most interesting African Kingdoms and its people.✓ Learning about King Shaka the great who shaped the Zulu nation into a nation of great warriors whom defeated the British and Dutch in later years.✓ Visiting the site and village where the Film; Shaka Zulu was filmed in the 80’s.
9.00 AM: PickupYou will be collected from your accommodation venue (This only applies to pick-up’s and drop-off’s in Durban City, feel free to contact us if you are unsure as to whether your pick-up location is covered.9.00 AM: TransportationThe drive to Shakaland is about 1.5 hours through some of the most picturesque countryside in South Africa! To speed things along, your knowledgeable guide will share on the history of South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal, and you are encouraged to ask questions to reap the full benefit of the tour. Rest assured that you will travel in absolute comfort as Tim Brown Tours use a Toyota Fortuner or a Ford Everest to conduct all tours. This is subject to availability and Tim Brown Tours reserves the right to make alternative vehicle arrangements.10.30 PM: ShakalandWe arrive at our destination Shakaland, where the film Shaka Zulu was filmed. Approx. to You will be educated on the traditional Zulu homestead (Umuzi) and have a chance to peruse the craft shops after which we will watch a short 10-minute clip from the film Shaka Zulu. We shall then enter the vibrant, traditional and functional Zulu Village where you will be able to see first-hand the weaving of grass mats, iron works and customs as well as the making of the traditional beer with the added pleasure of a sampling/tasting. Before lunch, you will visit the Sangoma (witchdoctor) and Traditional Healers hut. Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you relive the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus in the main dancing hut where you will be captivated by Zulu Custom Dance.1.30 PM: TransportationAfter this amazing experience, you will be invited to a traditional Zulu meal buffet with western meal options should “Pap, Chakalaka and Nyama (meat)” should not be your thing. Your guide will be at your side to answer questions and translate the activities you have and will witness.3.00 PM: DepartureDepart for Durban4.45 PM: Arrive Back in DurbanApproximate time of arrival in DurbanPLEASE NOTE • Group Rates are available on request.INCLUSIONS • Entrance Fees • Listed Activities • Lunch • Transport – Pick-up and Drop-off • Guide • Bottled Water (We only supply a limited number of bottles per day, should you require additional, this will be for your own account)EXCLUSIONS • Items of Personal Nature • Beverages: Beer; Wine; Cold Drinks • Gratuities • Any other items not listed in the Inclusion