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Originally created as a set for the hit movie Shaka Zulu, Shakaland in KwaZulu-Natal is a living museum that gives visitors the opportunity to experience the lifestyle, culture and traditions of the Zulu people. The site is named after Shaka, a great Zulu king who achieved fame through his military might and is credited with the creation of the iklwa, a short stabbing spear, and a larger Nguni shield to better protect his warriors.
Guided tours of Shakaland are offered to better understand the Zulu customs and beliefs. The 3-hour Nandi Experience (honouring Shaka’s mother Nandi) showcases many of the Zulu traditions that include beer drinking ceremonies where umqombothi or African beer is passed around in a clay pot known as an ukhamba. The tour takes in an exhibition by the Zulu impi or soldier demonstrating his spear throwing and stick fighting skills, a display of work by crafters and consultations with traditional healers and herbalists... Show more