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In The Area: Mlilwane

World 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 honour upon the Kraal and thus placing the Royal Zulu seal of approval on the kraal’s authenticity and objectives.

The 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.

Dumazulu Shows: 8.15am, 11.00am or 3.15pm.

Price: R100

Tel: 035 5622260

Website: www.goodersonleisure.co.za

From 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.