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About Shapes of Africa

At Shapes of Africa, stay in unique rustic Zulu rondavels constructed from natural materials sourced from Mount Moreland and built by our own local Zulus, with beautiful views of Mount Moreland and Umdloti River valley and a distant sea view. The rondavels are set in a large, luscious indigenous garden.

Features include a lapa area where guests can entertain and a bar can be set up on request with facilities to cook, relax and enjoy. There is an outside thatched shower for two, and bar facilities and cooked meals can be arranged in advance. In addition, prepared meals can also be bought such as braai packs and cooked meals.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 9 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


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                  Shapes of Africa Map

                  Shapes of Africa is 1.7km from the centre of Mount Moreland , the nearest airport 4km (King Shaka International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

                  Things to do in and around Mount Moreland

                  Mount Moreland Barn Swallows

                  (0.2 km from Mount Moreland)

                  By November every year, up to 3 million Barn Swallows can be seen flocking to Mount Moreland; South Africa's largest roost for migrating Barn Swallows. Come set up at the lake before sundown, and you'll experience a remarkable spectacle half an...

                  Umdloti Beach

                  (6.2 km from Mount Moreland)

                  5 reviews

                  Sunshine, sand, rock pools and warm water typify the idyllic beach conditions at Umdloti. The beach is protected by shark nets and manned by professional lifeguards. This part of the Dolphin Coast is a great place to watch the spectacle of dolphins...

                  Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom

                  (5.8 km from Mount Moreland)

                  2 reviews

                  Superbly situated on 48 hectares of coastal highland, with 360 degree ocean and hinterland views, Sibaya combines spectacular elements inspired by traditional Zulu architecture with state-of-the-art technology, distilled from extensive research...

                  Horse Riding with Wellesley Riding School

                  (6.1 km from Mount Moreland)

                  Explore Umdloti's beaches and hills on horseback for a one-of-a-kind experience. This activity is suitable for beginners and advanced riders; tuition is also available. Be sure to phone the equestrian center before arrival, as rides are only done on...