Fodor's Expert Review Shakaland

Normanhurst Farm, Off R66, , KwaZulu Natal, 3816, South Africa

For a more in-depth exploration of Shakaland, stay the night at the 55-room Shakaland. Overnight guests have access to additional cultural events and stay in a quasi-traditional Zulu dwelling. Rooms are attractive, luxurious and Africa-inspired, in enormous thatch beehive huts supported by rope-wrapped struts, decorated with African bedspreads, reed matting, and African art. All have modern bathrooms and superb views. Meals are included in the price: Western-style dishes and some Zulu specialties are served.

PROS

  • warm
  • friendly staff
  • one-off experience
  • warm, friendly staff
  • one-off experience
  • good variety and quality of food

CONS

  • fake but fun
  • can get noisy at dinner and during the shows—all part of the vibe
  • touristy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
ViewsFamily
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 035-460–0912 | 087-740–9292-central reservations | 086-865–3992-central reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

55 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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