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Zulu dancers, Shakaland

Shakaland Trip

Shakaland is where the famous film Shaka Zulu was filmed, and after filming it was turned into a cultural village. It is the largest kraal in Zululand, and is also the site of the legendary Zulu chief's birthplace overlooking the uMhlatusi River. Here, Zulu traditions and culture are kept alive, with demonstrations of Zulu craft, building skills, pottery, brewing, dancing and music.

A visit to the iSangoma (traditional healer, or witch doctor) is also possible, where he can prescribe traditional Zulu medicines for any ailments.

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Other experiences in the South Coast

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tour below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.