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TThe Zululand area, in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is rooted in the legacy of the great Zulu nation, and the area provides ample opportunity to explore the fascinating rich history of this proud nation. Numerous provincial and private game reserves showcase the region’s abundant biodiversity, affording visitors an authentic African safari experience or a sample of history along the Battlefields Route through Vryheid.
The Zululand region of KwaZulu-Natal extends from the Dolphin Coast at the Tugela River mouth to Richards Bay in the north and inland to Paulpietersburg. Its major attractions include the opportunity to discover more about the rich Zulu culture, as well as experience a wealth of birdlife and several game and nature reserves.
WWhile Zulu culture may be enjoyed at destinations across South Africa, none are as poignant as the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, where visitors experience welcoming 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, which will allow you to learn about how the locals have adapted their age-old traditions to suit modern living.