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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Standard Room | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, wheelchair access
Standard Room | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, wheelchair access

Overview of Shakaland


3.0 star property
3-star lodge in Eshowe with outdoor pool and restaurant

7,8/10 Good

33 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
Normanhurst Farm, Nkwalini Zululand, Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, 3816

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Richards Bay (RCB) - 56 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property


A great choice for a stay in Eshowe, Shakaland features an airport shuttle. The coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 55 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

Working away

  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Shisa Nyama - Onsite restaurant.
U Kamba - Onsite bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between SAR 150 and SAR 230 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge


This property accepts major credit cards.

Also known as

Shakaland Eshowe
Shakaland Hotel Eshowe
Shakaland Hotel
aha Shakaland Lodge Eshowe
Shakaland Lodge Eshowe
Shakaland Lodge
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aha Shakaland Lodge Mbiza
aha Shakaland Lodge
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Shakaland Lodge
Shakaland Eshowe
Shakaland Lodge Eshowe

Frequently asked questions

Does Shakaland offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Shakaland does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Shakaland?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Shakaland?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Shakaland?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Shakaland?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shakaland?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Shakaland and nearby?
Shakaland has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Shakaland?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Shisa Nyama.
What's the area around Shakaland like?
Shakaland is located a short 1-minute walk from Shakaland.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

The condition, the food, the shop, the comfort - it all went downhill in the last few years. The only thing that went up has been prices. I’ve been visiting Shakaland every year since 2010. I wont anymore.
Thore, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Our stay was amazing I can tell the others about t
Nontobeko, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

It was very good value for money and the meals were all included in the price. Mr Gabrial the manger and staff went out of their way to make our stay very pleasant.
Terence, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fab! Fab! Fab! Shakaland!
We and our relatives, a young couple from Austria, enjoyed a fabulous sojourn at Shakaland last weekend, 02/03 March 2019. The people were, without exception, genuinely friendly and helpful. The accommodation was more than adequate and the food was African style par excellence. Very enjoyable. The young ones were so impressed by the cultural side of the programmes, they did not want to leave, begged to stay for a week. But alas, it could not be. Thank you Shakaland for making an unforgettable weekend for us in paradise!
2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great experience if you want to learn about the Zulu culture. Lovely food and very helpful and friendly staff. Third time I have been here over more than a decade and still recommend it. Give yourself enough travel time and worth paying the extra money to take to Toll roads. Don't speed and look out for cows on the road when off the tolls, this is the heartland of the Zulu Kingdom :)
Jason, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

great great great!
lovely group that use alot of energy and fantastic dinner and dancing!
M, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Zulu culture stop
Stopped here for one night to experience some traditional Zulu culture but found the whole place to have a run down feel about it. The Zulu dance show was very good but staff doing the other activities gave the appearance of being bored with it all. Our room was clean and comfortable enough but lighting was poor, our main door was badly fitted with a gap round it, no WIFI in the room. The paths around the accommodation were broken in places and the swimming pool was unusable due to thick algae. Food was a standard buffet and OK but the restaurant was crowded with large tour groups. Fine for a visit to see the Dancing but not to stay.
Donald, 1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

How bad could it get? Read on....
It was awful from the getgo. We reserved a room with 2 double beds and got a room with one, and a twin. My husband got food poisoning from the curry served at lunch. Getting back to our room was dangerous in the hard rain, as there was no drainage and no handrails. The waitress in the am insisted in cash payment for a coke for my sick husband, since the bar was closed. And on top of it all, the coke was refunded. Oh, and the leaks in the room, whether from the rain, the shower, or the sink. And ants in the toilet and sink. I am awaiting some sort of a letter from the company manager. The concept was good, but the rain brought out the worst problems of the hotel. Serious work is needed to bring it up to snuff. The entertainment staff we good, tho limited by the rain. I wish I could say more nice things. It is great if you have children, as long as the repairs and maintenance ar done,
Kevin, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Zulu experience
Fantastic experience. Some parts are looking tied in bathrooms.
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8/10 Very good

Shakaland was is a unique place to visit. We wanted the Zulu experience and Shakaland provided. We were well hosted and entertained. Overall a great experience and would recommend to anyone visiting SA. Groups and families could have a great experience here. It was offseason when we visited. Only us and another couple, but we still had a great Shakaland time, and lovely evening sitting around the fire chatting at night. Amazing Zulu dancing!!!
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