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Zulu Cultural Villages

Attractions and Travel Hints

Zulu with spear at sunsetKwabhekithunga /
Stewarts Farm

Access: Drive from Empangeni on the R34 direction Nkawaleni. Stewarts Farm Road is sign-posted (untarred). You reach the Zulu village after 4,5 kilometres. For attending the - highly recommendable - Cultural Show and the tour through the village, previous booking is absolutely necessary. The charge is about 200 Rand per person, a 6-course Zulu menu included. Accommodation is also available, also only on appointment Tel (035) 4600929.

Simunye Zulu Village
Zulu chiefThe village is tucked away in the picturesque valley of the Mfule River near Melmoth (on the R66). Visitors are collected from the old trading store in a donkey cart or ox wagon in the style of the pioneers' time. Accommodation is available in the lodge. In the evenings, after an extended meal, the guests sit at the fire. Zulus dance around the fire to the rhythm of African drums. Tel (035) 4503111.

Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village
Situated near Eshowe. Oldest Zulu Cultural Village, built for the film "Shaka Zulu". See separate page on Shakaland.

Thanda Zulu Culture
In the Thanda Private Game Reserve, 23 km north of Hluhluwe on the D242. Highly exclusive 5-star lodge with excellent cuisine. Large-scale Zulu dancing presentations with 50 to 100 Zulu warriors in authentic Zulu village. Tel (035) 5731874.

Thanda Private Game Res.
23km from Hluhluwe; exquisite bush villas, Zulu cultural shows; game drives; spa; pool. Tel ++27-(0)11 4650765. eMail

Dumazulu Traditional Village
Near Hluhluwe. Typical traditional Zulu settlement consisting of several rondavel huts as part of a 3-star lodge. The "cultural" performances - like the accommodation - were not convincing at our last visit in July 2006.

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