Zululand

Zululand

Things to do - general

Zululand offers the best of two worlds – an idyllic coastline with the opportunity for ocean activities including whale watching, and a wilderness area that stretches inland with endless rolling hills, meandering valleys and grassy plains teeming with wildlife.

The fascinating culture of the Zulu people, rich in tradition and symbolism, is visibly evident in this captivating region, where King Shaka once forged the mighty Zulu nation. Travel to historic battle sites in Ulundi, or visit the remarkable Emakhosini Valley, where several Zulu kings lie buried.

Experience traditional Zulu hospitality and customs by attending a ruralwedding ceremony, or watching as a sangoma (traditional healer) communes with the spirits. Book a township tour that takes in local taverns (shebeens) for a local cuisine experience, and traditional medicineshops filled with curiosities.

Zululand has many private and provincial game reserves. The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is home to many species of antelope and a large populations of elephant, buffalo and giraffe, as well as predators such as the lion, cheetah and elusive leopard. The Ithala Game Reserve, situated outside Louwsburg in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, offers an abundance of diverse wildlife, adventure trails, open-vehicle game drives and guided walks, where one may encounter elephant, white and black rhino, leopard, giraffe, kudu, tsessebe, waterbuck and eland. Birding enthusiasts can view over 400 species on the Zululand Birding Route, or wander along a remarkable canopy walkway in the Dlinza Forest near Eshowe.

Other attractions include therapeutic sulphur springs at Paulpietersburg, the historic Fort Nonqayi at Eshowe, and beautiful traditional craftwork, such as woven Ilala palm baskets & intricate beadwork. Richards Bay, the harbour city situated just two hours’ drive north of Durban, is a blend of industrial, eco- and cultural-tourism, and The Tuzi Gazi Waterfront offers a hotel as well as numerous shops, pubs, restaurants and walk-on moorings. Accommodation ranges from luxury game lodges, chic, tented safari lodges, self-catering bush chalets, friendly B&Bs and bush campsites.

For more info please visit our website at www.zululand.kzn.org.za

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

R69, Pongola, 3170, Zululand
On the banks of Zululand’s Mkuze River is the five star AmaKhosi Safari Lodge, situated on the Amakh More info
Blue Marlin Guest House

Blue Marlin Guest House

11 Kabeljoukade Meerensee Richards Bay 3901, Zululand
The Blue Marlin Guesthouse offers you exclusive accommodation in a secure, warm environment. Your co More info
Dive Inn Guest House

Dive Inn Guest House

201 Piet Retief Road, Pongola, Zululand
Situated in the sub-tropical town of Pongola, Dive Inn Guesthouse Pongola offers lush gardens with a More info
Duneside Guest House

Duneside Guest House

Richards Bay, Zululand
DuneSide Guest House is located in the city of uMhlathuze, Richards Bay, in the heart of KwaZulu Nat More info
Elegant Lodge Pongola

Elegant Lodge Pongola

68 Hans Strydom St, Pongola, 3170, Zululand
Elegant lodge Pongola is an affordable luxury guesthouse in Pongola. This upmarket Bed and Breakfast More info
Garden Court Ulundi

Garden Court Ulundi

Princess Magogo Street, Zululand
Situated in a region renowned for its majestic mountains, green landscapes and game farms, Garden Co More info
Mtonjaneni Lodge

Mtonjaneni Lodge

GPS: -28° 28’ 15.29”, +31° 20’ 19.88”, Zululand
Mtonjaneni Lodge is a 3 Star graded country-style lodge situated amongst the majestic hills next to More info
Mzingazi Waterfront Accommodation

Mzingazi Waterfront Accommodation

Tuzi Gazi, Richards Bay, Zululand
Mzingazi Waterfront Village is a unique complex built on the Mzingazi Canal opposite the Zululand Ya More info
One-On-Hely

One-On-Hely

1 Hely Hutchinson Street Mthunzini 3867, Zululand
One-on-Hely Guesthouse offers 4 star accommodation to the discerning traveller. Six bedrooms upstair More info
Raptor's Rest Bed & Breakfast

Raptor's Rest Bed & Breakfast

22 Weightman Ave, Empangeni, Zululand
This is a true Bed & Breakfast. i.e. We have you stay in our home. It is not an inn or a lodge b More info
The Chase Guest House

The Chase Guest House

Zululand
Welcome to Chase Guest House, a traditional sugar farm homestead in a beautiful garden bordering Esh More info
Thula Thula Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge

D312 Buchanana Main Rd, Empangeni, Zululand
Thula Thula,  a family owned and operated private game lodge, is situated in the heart of Zululand, More info
Umhambi Lodge

Umhambi Lodge

63 Breamhill, Meerensee, Zululand
Your hosts, Gert, Vanessa & Connie WELCOME YOU to their ethnic African-style guesthouse with han More info
Yellowwoods Bed & Breakfast

Yellowwoods Bed & Breakfast

32 David Glenny Crescent, Empangeni, Zululand
Yellowwoods bed & breakfast offers 7 luxury air conditioned and ensuite rooms with DSTV, bar fri More info