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If you’re looking for luxury accommodation near Durban, paired with a rich African cultural experience, aha Shakaland Hotel & Zulu Cultural Village is your go-to destination! aha Shakaland Hotel & Zulu Cultural Village, situated just 160km north of the city of Durban, is a living monument to traditional Zulu culture. Here, people from across the world and different walks of life come to experience the vibrant Zulu culture. The Hotel offers traditional accommodation in KwaZulu Natal, featuring authentic African decor, complete with wooden interiors, thatched roofs, and an earthy, warm ambiance. Shankland's restaurant offers traditional Zulu dishes for you to enjoy in the authentic setting of this Shisa Nyama establishment. Less than 2 hours’ drive from Durban’s Metropol, aha Shakaland Hotel & Zulu Cultural Village also has a state-of-the-art conference venue that blends modernity and tradition in a unique way. Don’t miss out on the cultural Nandi Experience, a 3-hour daytime adventure named in honor of Shaka’s mother, Nandi. Otherwise, you may take a cultural tour that includes the beer-drinking ceremony, fighting formations, the ‘sangoma’, and spear-throwing. In keeping with the rural surrounds, aha Shakaland’s accommodation features authentic African decor, complete with wooden interiors, thatched roofs, and a warm, earthy ambiance. Guests stay in traditional beehive huts with luxury amenities, including en-suite bathrooms, to provide a comfortable stay. 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, in this authentic re-creation of the Great Kraal overlooking the Phobane Lake. Experience the sight of assegai-wielding warriors, share the fascinating secrets of the Sangomas and witness traditional customs such as tribal dancing, spear making, and the beer-drinking ceremonies. THE SHISA NYAMA RESTAURANT & BAR Two giant beehive domes make up our Shisa Nyama restaurant and traditional buffet – the largest and most beautiful in the kingdom! With its traditional Zulu style and authentic setting, guests have a unique opportunity to enjoy ethnic dishes and a succulent carvery selection. A fusion of local Zulu and South African dishes are prepared in 3-legged pots on an open fire during the Shisa Nyama feast. Here, you can taste everything from wild spinach to stews and ‘braai’ (barbecue) meat. The heartland of Zulu tradition is further captured on the restaurant walls, as murals depict the historic events of the King Shaka Zulu era. You are also welcome to relax at our U Kamba Lwethu Bar and take in the sweeping views of the surrounding hills and Phobane Lake. aha SHAKALAND CONFERENCING Venture into the heartland of Zululand to experience more than a mere conference! Our professional staff is on hand to ensure truly memorable and authentic events, designed to have feet stomping and hearts beating long after your guests head off. A well-equipped and modern conference room is available from 50 up to 90 delegates, for banquets, cocktails or a uniquely different educational conference.
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