Dumazulu Traditional Village
renowned and respected anthropologist, Graham Stewart, manages and
conducts daily cultural tours of DumaZulu and has been closely
associated with the Zulu nation, their culture and heritage since
1967. His Zulu team has strived to authentically capture customs and
traditions practiced during the reign of the famous Zulu King Shaka.
DumaZulu is the only cultural kraal in Zululand to have been
personally opened by a Zulu King, his majesty King Goodwill
Zwelethini kaBhekuzulu, a direct descendant of King Shaka Zulu,
bestowing a great
upon the Kraal and thus placing the Royal Zulu seal of approval on
the kraal's authenticity and objectives.
Kraal with over 50 residents form part of the "Living museum"
and carry out age old manufacturing traditions including spear,
shield and clay pot making, basket weaving, intricate bead work and
Sangoma bone throwing. The cultural experience culminates in
spectacular and vibrant Zulu dancing. Adjacent to the Kraal is the
main dining area, Shebeen (bar), a Zulu artifact curio shop, an
indigenous snake pit and a crocodile park with one of the largest
crocodiles measuring 4 meters and weighing 350 kilograms.
Shows: 8.15am, 11.00am or 3.15pm.
Shayamoya, take the N2 South. Pass the turn off to Hluhluwe, 10km
later take the Bushlands turn off, left. Follow the road for a short
distance and you will see the parking area for Dumazulu on your left.