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  1. South Africa
  2. KwaZulu-Natal
  3. Durban

From Durban: Full Day Annual Royal Reed Dance Tour

Product ID: 178209
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Join a full day tour to the annual Royal Reed Dance Festival located in Nongoma Kwazulu-Natal to see the famous South African cultural event.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Greek, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up point at tour operator's office at tropicana hotel, 85 or Tambo Parade or any pick-up within a 5 Kilometer radius from tropicana hotel. For special pick-up arrangement contact +27 82 7766 771/ 31 3373 103.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn about the Zulu culture
  • Witness thousands of Zulu girls singing and dancing
  • Experience a scenic tour to the King's house
Full description
The tour starts in Durban where you are transported in a fully air-conditioned vehicle to the festival site. The tour begins outside your hotel and you will be picked up to travel 2-3 hours to Kwazulu-Natal Nongoma at Nyokeni palace. During the tour, you have the opportunity to witness thousands of young Zulu girls singing and dancing. The dance celebrates the unification of the Zulu nation and the king, and young girls are taught the importance of keeping their virginity until marriage as only virgins girls participate in the event.

The girls come from different villages and make their way to the palace where the ceremony takes place. Thousands of young girls from different villages around the province carry the reed-sticks which have been cut by the riverbed. Witness the singing and dancing of the girls as they make their way to the palace. After, return to Durban and be dropped off at your hotel at around 07:00 PM.
  • Transport
  • Professional tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for pregnant women
• German and Polish languages can be requested
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Product ID: 178209