Welcome to Eshowe


Eshowe has been home to four Zulu Kings (Shaka, Mpande, Cetshwayo and Dinuzulu). It was Cetshwayo’s stronghold before he moved to Ondini and, like Ondini, it was destroyed during the Anglo-Zulu War. The British occupied the site and built Fort Nongqayi in 1883, establishing Eshowe as the administrative centre of their newly captured territory.


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Eshowe activities

$174.87 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shakaland Zulu Experience Full-Day Tour from Durban

Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus.You will be collected early for your tour to Shakaland. Enjoy a two hour drive from Durban along the Dolphin Coast via Sibaya inland to the rural Zululand area.Visit Shakaland, a Zulu Kraal near Eshowe in the Nkwalini Valley. Participate in and experience a cultural program of Zulu traditions which includes spear making, hut building, pottery and weaving. You will be enthralled and dazzled by the spectacular Zulu dance show and enjoy a taste of Zulu beer.Enjoy a typical Zulu meal, buffet style, while being entertained by traditional singing and dancing before returning to Durban.

$292.93 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shakaland Zulu Experience Private Day Tour from Durban

Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus.You will be collected early for your tour to Shakaland. Enjoy a two hour drive from Durban along the Dolphin Coast via Sibaya inland to the rural Zululand area.Visit Shakaland, a Zulu Kraal near Eshowe in the Nkwalini Valley. Participate in and experience a cultural program of Zulu traditions which includes spear making, hut building, pottery and weaving. You will be enthralled and dazzled by the spectacular Zulu dance show and enjoy a taste of Zulu beer.Enjoy a typical Zulu meal, buffet style, while being entertained by traditional singing and dancing before returning to Durban.

$163.94 Day Trips & Excursions

Shakaland Zululand Experience from Durban

You will be collected at 8:30 a.m. for your tour to Shakaland. Enjoy a 2-hour drive from Durban along the Dolphin Coast via Sibaya inland to the rural Zululand area. Visit Shakaland, a Zulu Kraal near Eshowe in the Nkwalini Valley. Participate in and experience a cultural program of Zulu traditions which includes spear making, hut building, pottery, and weaving. You will be enthralled and dazzled by the spectacular Zulu dance show and enjoy a taste of Zulu beer.  Enjoy a typical Zulu meal, buffet style, while being entertained by traditional singing and dancing before returning to Durban at 5:30 p.m.