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Why should Cruise Ships visit the Indlondlo Cultural Village?

Indlondlo Zulu Dancers

Indlondlo Zulu Dancers

Entrance to Indlondlo Cultural Village site:
Picnic and braai (BBQ) area, jungle gym for kids, village view, Msunduzi River view.
R40 per Adult and R20 per child.

NB: Please note we require bookings in advance to prepare logistics.
Indlondlo Cultural Village Accommodation: 50% deposit required in advance, then the remainder 2 days before arrival.
Indlondlo Zulu Dancers: 50% deposit required in advance, balance on arrival.
Cancelation Fees Apply.

Electricity, Water, Lights, free open parking and toilets available on site.

Why should Cruise Ships visit the Indlondlo Cultural Village?

Immerse yourself in Zulu culture at Indlondlo Cultural Village! We are a vibrant destination that offers a captivating glimpse into our Zulu traditions, heritage, and way of life. The Zulu Cultural village is located in Valley of Thousand Hills, KwaZulu-Natal, which is about 40 minutes from Durban. If you’re looking for a unique and authentic cultural experience, then Indlondlo Cultural Village is a great place to visit.

The village is a great place to learn about our Zulu culture, history, and traditions. Take a guided tour of the traditional Zulu homestead, watch traditional dances and drumming, and even participate in some of the activities yourself. The village is run by a group of Zulu people who are passionate about sharing our culture with visitors. You’ll have the opportunity to meet us, ask questions, and learn about our way of life. The Indlondlo Cultural Village is a nonprofit organization that works to promote our Zulu culture and traditions. By visiting us, you’ll be helping to support our work. Indlondlo Cultural Village is a fun and educational experience for people of all ages. You’ll learn something new, be entertained, and get a chance to experience our Zulu culture firsthand.

There are a few reasons why you should visit Indlondlo Cultural Village:

  • Unforgettable Cultural Journey: Indlondlo isn’t just a museum exhibit; it’s a living, breathing representation of Zulu culture. Step back in time and explore a traditional homestead. Witness the power and beauty of Zulu dance and drumming, where the rhythmic energy will leave you breathless. Participate in some of the activities yourself – learn a few steps of a dance, try your hand at intricate beadwork, or be mesmerised by a stick-fighting demonstration.
  • Genuine Connections: The heart of Indlondlo lies in its people. The village is run by passionate Zulu individuals who are eager to share their culture with visitors. This isn’t a scripted performance; it’s a chance to have genuine conversations, ask questions, and gain insights into their daily lives and traditions. You’ll leave with a newfound appreciation for the richness of Zulu culture and the warmth of its people.
  • Supporting a Worthy Cause: Indlondlo Cultural Village is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and promote Zulu heritage. By choosing them, you’re contributing to a cause you can believe in. Your visit ensures the continuation of these traditions and empowers the local community.
  • Memorable Day Trip: Indlondlo Cultural Village is perfectly located for a fun and educational day trip, just 40 minutes from Durban in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal. It’s ideal for visitors of all ages. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of Zulu culture, entertained by energetic performances, and armed with memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Authentic Zulu Experience: Cruise passengers crave unique cultural experiences, and Indlondlo offers an authentic immersion into Zulu life. Unlike generic shows, it’s a living village showcasing traditional homesteads, crafts, and energetic dance performances. Passengers can participate in drumming workshops, learn some dance moves, or witness a thrilling stick-fighting demonstration.
  • Short & Enriching Shore Excursion: Indlondlo’s location, just 40 minutes from Durban, makes it perfect for a time-sensitive shore trip. Cruise lines can offer a well-structured tour that packs a punch, showcasing Zulu culture while still allowing time to explore Durban or relax on board.
  • Culturally Educational & Memorable: Cruise passengers are looking for experiences beyond shopping and generic sightseeing. Indlondlo provides a chance to learn about Zulu history, traditions, and way of life through interactive activities and demonstrations. It fosters understanding and appreciation for a unique culture, creating memories that will last long after the cruise.
  • Supports the Local Community: By choosing Indlondlo, cruise lines contribute to a non-profit organization preserving Zulu heritage. Passengers can feel good about supporting the local community while enjoying their visit.
  • Positive Reviews & Proven Success: Indlondlo has a history of hosting cruise ship passengers with positive reviews. The village is experienced at handling groups and can tailor experiences to fit specific time constraints.

Overall, Indlondlo Cultural Village provides a unique and enriching shore excursion option for cruise lines. It’s a short trip packed with cultural immersion, authentic experiences, and the chance to support a worthy cause. It ticks all the boxes for cruise passengers seeking to go beyond the typical port experience.

Indlondlo offers a unique opportunity to go beyond sightseeing and truly experience the essence of Zulu culture. It’s a chance to connect with the community, learn from the past, and appreciate the beauty of living traditions.

Why should Cruise Ships visit the Indlondlo Cultural Village?

The Indlondlo Zulu Dancers captivate cruise ship guests with our vibrant Zulu dances, traditional singing, and rhythmic drumming. We invite everyone from across the globe to explore the Indlondlo Cultural Village and immerse themselves in genuine Zulu culture, arts, and heritage. Our village provides a unique glimpse into the authentic lifestyle of the locals, set against a backdrop of stunning natural scenery, including mountains, a river, and native trees, all nestled in a serene rural setting. The exhilarating warrior dances, powerful chants, and dynamic drumming are sure to send shivers down your spine, making your visit unforgettable. Guests instantly feel welcomed in our friendly and inviting atmosphere, making it a home away from home.

Msizeni Mngadi
Director
Indlondlo Zulu Dancers, Cultural & Art Centre & Indlondlo Cultural Village

Msizeni Mngadi Director Indlondlo Zulu Dancers, Cultural & Art Centre & Indlondlo Cultural Village

Msizeni Mngadi Director Indlondlo Zulu Dancers, Cultural & Art Centre & Indlondlo Cultural Village

Filming and venue TV, Documentary, hire Zulu Dancers and community members dressing traditional for hire for a day as extra or additional for Zulu Dancers to act on the episode or documentary.

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No refunds will be given by Indlondlo, NPO and its Associates for partly used vouchers or for no-shows.
Deposits are non-refundable on cancellation 5 days before arrival/booked date.
Bookings can be moved, not within 5 days, to agreeable dates.
Indlondlo Cultural Village: A cancellation fee equivalent to the full stay will be applied if accommodation is cancelled 7 days or less prior to the booked arrival date.
Should guests depart earlier than the stated departure date, a cancellation fee equivalent to the full stay will be applied.
Indlondlo Dancers: A cancellation fee equivalent to the full amount will be applied if accommodation is cancelled 5 days or less prior to the booked date.
Indlondlo Cultural Village Venue Hire: A cancellation fee equivalent to the full amount will be applied if venue and event is cancelled 5 days or less prior to the booked date.

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