Zululand

Zululand

Things to do - general

Zululand lies on the brink of both the Battlefields Route and the Drakensberg, yet this land that is home to tea plantations, cattle farms and little inland towns with pretty huts and some of the more traditional woman dressed in colorful Zulu attire.

This is home to the Zulu Kingdom.

The people and their places to visit are beautiful with accommodation to match their warm hospitality and warm to mild climate!

There are numerous parks, farms and  several game and nature reserves in Zululand –  the Umlalazi Nature Reserve, and the Amatikulu Nature Reserve – in an area dedicated to conservation.

Zululand is rich in abundant bird life with 650 recorded bird species.

Just north of the Dolphin Coast, in a malaria-free area, Zululand extends up to Richards Bay along the North coast of KwaZulu Natal and inland into the rural areas, extending north to Pongola, and including the little towns of Ulundi and Vryheid that lie on the border of the Battlefields Route.

In the  heart of the Zulu Kingdom, visitors experience Zulu hospitality, dance, song and food.

A visit to Shakaland or Dumazulu will allow you to become part of an authentic Zulu wedding; assist with the daily chores around the village or visit a local sangoma (traditional African healer). Take an ox-wagon to visit Zulu beehive huts or a township tour – to see shebeens (pubs), taverns and traditional medicine shops – to learn how the locals have adapted their age-old traditions to suit modern living.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, and one of the region’s biggest attractions is the the oldest on the continent and home to Africa’s famous Big Five – lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo. It offers visitors game drives, self-drive game routes, guided walks and wilderness trails that provide an intimate bush experience.

Further inland lie tea plantations, cattle ranches and the historical town of Vryheid on The Battlefields Route – site of significant historical clashes between Zulu, boer (farmer) and Brit.

Zululand is an all-year-round destination due to its warm climate.

Country South Africa
Languages spokenZulu, English and other
Currency usedZAR South African Rand

Sports & nature

Game reserves, Big 5, nature reserves, horse riding, game parks, bush walks, safaris

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Ghost Mountain Inn

Ghost Mountain Inn

Fish Eagle Road, Mkuze, 3965, South Africa, Zululand
At Mkuze in Northern KwaZulu-Natal the privately owned 4 Star Ghost Mountain Inn, can be found, Afri More info
Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park

Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park

Zululand
Hilltop Camp – Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Park “ THE FLAGSHIP OF EZEMVELO” Set in the heart of More info
iMfolozi - Mpila - Gqoyeni Bush Lodge

iMfolozi - Mpila - Gqoyeni Bush Lodge

Zululand
iMfolozi – Mpila – Gqoyeni Bush Lodge is in the bush and offers excellent game viewing o More info
Mkhuze Game Reserve - KZN Wildlife

Mkhuze Game Reserve - KZN Wildlife

Zululand
Mkhuze Game Reserve is situated in Northern Zululand, roughly 335 km from Durban. Mkhui Game Reserve More info
Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park-KZN Wildlife

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park-KZN Wildlife

Zululand
In the iMfolozi section of the Game reserve in the South, you will find Mpila camp, popular with gue More info
Sodwana Bay - KZN Wildlife

Sodwana Bay - KZN Wildlife

Zululand
Sodwana Bay – KZN Wildlife,  renowned for its sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, Sodw More info
Thalu Bush Camp - KZN Wildlife

Thalu Bush Camp - KZN Wildlife

Zululand
Thalu Bush Camp – KZN Wildlife, is one of the bush camps at Ithala Game Reserve and is tucked More info
Thula Thula Game Lodge

Thula Thula Game Lodge

Zululand
Thula Thula Game Lodge, family owned and operated, is situated in the heart of Zululand, 40 minutes More info