Zulu Cultural Tours St Lucia

Zulu Cultural Tours St Lucia

Family & Groups

Departing Daily

Zulu Cultural Village St Lucia

Zulu Dancers & Culture

4 km from St Lucia

Zulu Cultural Tours St Lucia

Zulu Cultural Tours are available on a daily basis in and around St Lucia. Visit the local village Khula Village where one will enjoy and experience the local Zulu Cultures. Visit various homesteads, schools and enjoy the vibrancy of the village. Venture with your personal guide as he or she explains and discusses the numerous cultures that the Zulu's still use in today's society.

Zulu Cultural Village St Lucia

Zulu Cultural Village, (Veyane) is situated approximately 4 km from St Lucia. Zulu Cultural Dancing, folk stories and bead making are but just a few of the exciting experiences that you will enjoy at Veyane Zulu Cultural Village. One will also see how the Zulu's build their traditional Rondavels and learn why this style of homestead is still in use today.

Zulu Cultural Tours St Lucia

Cultural Tour Operators St Lucia

Theo's Zulu Cultural Tours

Owner: Theo

Prior Bookings: Essential

Contact No: +27 (0) 723 360 850

Exhilarating, Informative and Firsthand Experience

zulu cultural tours with clients

St Lucia Zulu Cultural Tours is an Authentic Zulu experience that gives Guests an opportunity to visit the remote rural area Nkundusi (name of the village) situated in Northern KwaZulu Natal, Western shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park to learn about both the past and present lifestyle of the people living in Nkundusi Zulu village. Interact with them with our exciting activities that are not touristy.

This Zulu tour is a full day tour that includes lunch, normal departure is at 8:30 and ends 15:00. From St Lucia our drive is about 45 minutes to to the village. On the way to the village we teach you iSizulu language and when we arrive in the village you must at least be able to say sawubona if your tongue it is easy enough we will teach you the clicks like uxamuweqaumgwaqo .

We first stop at Zamimpilo Market this is the local market owned by woman  in the village selling handmade crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables.We then drive to the creche/ day care center to interact with children ranging from age 1 to 4 years.

We also visit one of the homesteads to see the present living of the people in the village and learn about their tradition beliefs and Zulu food.

We may also visit a school depending on the interest of guests they can choose between visiting primary or High school to experience the educational system and interact with students. During the weekends we visit Shembe Zulu church and  Zion church if you lucky enough you can come across Zulu traditional wedding.

Lunch guests will enjoy home cooked lunch prepared by  my mother maGumede  from the village that is famous for her finger licking delicious Zulu food.

Our last activity is visiting Traditional Healer (Sangoma) to learn about traditional herbs that she uses to cure different illnesses, she is also a fortune teller (please note each person has to pay an additional fee of R50 here for the experience.

The tour is R850 per adult and R600 per child under 12 years( 2019 prices)

Veyane Cultural Village

Owner: Phillip Mkwanazi

Prior Bookings: Essential

Contact No: 072 712 6098

Extremely informative, experience first hand Zulu Dancing, Bead Work and Much More.

Zulu Cultural Tours St Lucia

Zulu Culture

zulu clothing

The Zulu's are the largest ethnic group in South Africa. KwaZulu Natal is home to the Zulu People hence the name Zululand. Population size is approximately ten million of which stay predominantly in KwaZulu Natal. The most well known Zulu has to be King Shaka who united the various tribes (Zulu) in the early 1800's. Known to have been a military genius. For more about the Zulu Battlefields.

Zulu Clothing

The Zulu Language is known as isiZulu. It is South Africa's most widely spoken language. Zulu's wear varying clothing for different occasions, traditional tribal clothing for cultural events. The type of clothing worn by a woman would indicate her marital status. Single unengaged woman would wear a short skirt usually made of grass with incredible bead-work. An engaged woman would cover her bosom with a decorative cloth. Married woman would wear clothing that would cover her entire body.

 

Facts about Zulu Religion

Although most Zulu people are Christian many still practice their traditional ancestor worship in conjunction with their Christian religion. Ancestor worship involves the belief that ancestor spirits exist and could effect the lives of people, for better or for worse. Two important people in a Zulu community, who help communicate and influence the spirits, are the diviner and the herbalist. The diviner communicates with the ancestor spirits and the herbalist prepares a mixture called muthi which can be eaten to help influence the ancestors. There are two basic forms of muthi: white and black. The white is accepted by society and is consumed for positi purposes such as healing. Black muthi is used for negative purposes such as causing others to become sick. Those who use black muthi are considered witches in Zulu society.

Zulu Bead Work

Symbols & Meaning's

zulu-beads symbols and meanings

Bead Work is primarily used for communication. The Zulu community makes use of bead work to indicate gender, marital status and so forth.

zulu symbols and beadwork used as communication

Zulu Culture

Facts

  • Shaka created new weapons such as the longer spear and also made use of cow hides for shields.
  • Shaka ruled from 1816 to 1828
  • In the Zulu culture cattle show wealth, power and status
  • Greeting in Zulu (Sawbona) means I SEE YOU, followed by Yebo Sawbona meaning, YES I SEE YOU.
  • Only the right is used to take and give
  • Lebola, is still practiced till this day, this is when the husband to be has to pay the brides father.
  • Inkosi is the head of the family, chief or leader

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