Regarded as the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, Zululand DC is a peaceful region filled with rolling, green hills, lush forests, cultural villages and an enviable slow-paced lifestyle. The area extends from Richards Bay up the north coast, inland towards Pongola, Ulundi, and Vryheid.
Zululand is an area saturated in Zulu tradition, history and culture – what with it lying on the border of the Battlefields Route, which highlights the historical battles fought between the Zulu and British. Visit picturesque Zulu villages like Shakaland to experience a taste of Zulu hospitality and daily Zulu life.
One of the main reasons why the Zululand region is so popular with tourists is because of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in Hluhluwe. Witness the Big Five, cheetahs, wild dogs and numerous other wildlife roam free in 960km² of parklands. The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park isn’t the only game park in the area, however. This territory of KwaZulu-Natal is well known for its abundant wildlife and conservation efforts and the many Game parks and safari companies are a testament to that.
The coastal city of Richards Bay, known for its wonderful wetland scenery and harbour, which is one of South Africa’s largest, is also a must-visit when in the Zululand district.
Travel up north from central Durban via the N2 and R66 to get to Zululand DC – or via the R34 from Johannesburg.
What to do in Zululand
Permeated with historical sites that tell the tale of the Zulu past, Zululand is a rich and diverse region that offers up culture on a platter. For wildlife enthusiasts, the area is filled with game parks and lodges, perfect for your bush break.
Where to stay in Zululand
Where to eat in Zululand