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Shakaland is a unique accommodation experience owned and managed by Protea Hotels at Goedertrouw Dam (Phobane). Shakaland has an unparralled view over the dam and offers quick access for those bass anglers wanting an early start.

Stay in first-class accommodation in traditional beehive huts, with all mod-cons such as en-suite bathrooms. Protea Hotel Shakaland is more than just a tourist attraction - it is an enriching experience affording a better understanding of the Zulu nation, its people and their intriguing customs.

Shakaland is a unique resort built on the set of the movies, Shaka Zulu and John Ross. A traditional Zulu "Umuzi" or homestead, divided into the home of the Zulu`s and hotel rooms.

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.



Traditional Zulu beehive huts, with all mod-cons such as en-suite bathrooms.


55 traditional beehive huts equipped with private bathroom and shower, modern conveniences and superb views.


The Kwabonamanzi restaurant and U Kamba Bar offers tasty meals and spectacular views of the surrounding hills.

All rooms have television sets, fitted with DSTV & 12 channels

An audio-visual room is available in the evenings should GUESTS wish to watch television instead of the Zulu cultural experience or tribal dancing.

A swimming pool is situated next to the restaurant, ideal for cooling off on those balmy tropical days.

A modern conference room is available from 50 up to 100 delegates, for with banquets, cocktails or just a different kind of educational conference.

Actvities Nearby

Bass fishing at Goedetrouw, Zulu cultural tours, traditional dancing, sunset cruises on the dam, 4x4 trails.


Shakaland is situated in the heart of Zululand, between Eshowe and Melmoth, nestling on the top of the Entombeni Hills, overlooking the Phobane Lake.

Directions From Durban:
Take the N2 North; veer off left at Dokodweni Toll Plaza onto the R66/Melmoth/Ulundi.

14km passed Eshowe turn off left to Shakaland, which is well signposted.

Zulu at Shakaland Rooms Shakaland accommodation Restaurant

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