Conservation and Culture
Zululand is home to a diverse range of culture, wildlife, scenery and history. There are dramatic coastlines and unspoilt beaches, further inland the scenery changes to rolling hills and dense forests. The area has a large variety of wildlife sanctuaries, game and nature reserves, estuaries and a huge birding community. A trip to Zululand would not be complete without a visit to Shakaland, near Eshowe, offers a unique interactive cultural experience for both young and old.
Zululand is a land of lush green hills, long waving grasslands and abundant forests, which stretches from the Dolphin Coast to Richard’s Bay and inland from the Tugela River to the Pongola River. Numerous historical sites can be visited, such as the famous ruins of Umgungundlovu, where Dingane was king of the Zulus. Inland you will also find plantations, cattle ranches and historical towns where you can relax in the sulphur springs.
KwaZulu-Natal is referred to as the ‘Kingdom of the Zulus’. One can explore cultural museums that concentrate on local history. Near Ondini, you can find the reconstructed royal enclosure of Cetshwayo, the Zulu King. The fascinating Vukani Collection Museum is found at Eshowe and boasts one of the best collections of Zulu art and culture in the world.