Day trip

From Durban: Full Day Annual Royal Reed Dance Tour

From Durban: Full Day Annual Royal Reed Dance Tour

From US$ 128.47 per person

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Greek, Portuguese
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.
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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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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