South African Hotels

Shakaland Hotel & Conference Centre

Normanhurst Farm
Nkwalini Zululand 3816
KwaZulu Natal
South Africa
Hotel Type
Family, Conference, Leisure

The unique Shakaland Hotel & Conference Centre can be found in the heart of Zululand, in KwaZulu - Natal, South Africa. This unique resort takes the form of a traditional Zulu homestead nestled between Eshowe and Melmoth. The hotel rooms overlook the Phobane Lake from the top of the Entombeni Hills. The grounds of the Shakaland Hotel used to be the set of famous movies including 'Shaka Zulu' and 'John Ross'. Guests staying at the hotel in KwaZulu-Natal are guaranteed a uniquely African experience that takes visitors back to the excitement and romance of the days of King Shaka.


The Hotel offers visitors the opportunity to stay in a traditional style Zulu hut. These beehive huts are kitted out with satellite TV and en-suite bathrooms and feature fantastic views over the surrounding hills and valleys.


Guests staying here are invited to enjoy a refreshing swim in the swimming pool, do some shopping at the curio shop or explore cultural activities, including beer drinking ceremonies, fighting demonstrations, visits to sangomas, beadwork and pottery - making and viewing, spear throwing demonstrations, Zulu dancing, and hut building. 


Shakaland is ideal for team building, corporate functions and educational conferences. The hotel’s modern conference room can accommodate up to 100 business delegates. A variety of team building activities are also available for groups, and these can be tailor-made to accommodate specific requests.

These activities include:

  • Trust fall
  • Art adventures
  • A variety of craft activities
  • Social investment activities
  • Extreme sports
  • Off-road driving
  • Raft building
  • Fire making
  • Themed events
  • Barge cruise
  • Fire walking

Below detailed information about the Shakaland Hotel & Conference Centre is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


Kwabonamanzi - Shakaland Hotel

Shakaland's Kwabonamanzi Restaurant and the adjoining U Kamba Bar offer a variety of tasty meals which are complimented by spectacular views of the surrounding valley and hills.


A swimming pool provides the ideal place to cool off on hot summer days.

Cultural tours
  • Beer drinking ceremonies
  • Insights into local social systems
  • Fighting demonstrations
  • Visits with sangomas
  • Beadwork and pottery making and viewing
  • Spear throwing demonstrations
  • Zulu dancing
  • Hut building
  • Shopping at local markets

Shakaland conferencing

The unique Shakaland Hotel in South Africa offers groups a modern conference venue which can accommodate 50 to 100 business delegates. Various exciting team building activities are also available for groups during their stay at Shakaland.

These activities include:

  • Trust fall
  • Art adventures
  • A variety of craft activities
  • Social investment activities
  • Extreme sports
  • Off road driving
  • Raft building
  • Fire making
  • Themed events
  • Barge cruise
  • Firewalking

  • Bar
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
Baby Facility

Babysitters are available upon request for guests staying at the Shakaland Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Babysitting
  • Housekeeping service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

Guests staying at the Shakaland in KwaZulu-Natal are accommodated in traditional beehive style Zulu huts which make for an unforgettable experience. These traditional huts are equipped with modern facilities and feature en-suite bathrooms. The rooms at the Shakaland Hotel & Conference Centre provide television sets with selected satellite channels.

Single Room R1870
Double Room R2630

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -28.779553

Longitude: 31.480585


Directions From Durban:

1. Take the N2 North
2. Veer off left at Dokodweni Toll Plaza onto the R66/Melmoth/Ulundi
3. 14km passed Eshowe turn off left to Shakaland, which is well signposted.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star

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