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.
|Languages spoken||Zulu, English and other|
|Currency used||ZAR South African Rand|