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Overview

Situated in a malaria free zone in north of South Africa’s Dolphin Coast, Zululand is a famous touristy spot that has made it a one stop destination for all. Well known as the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, Zululand is home to many tribes and clans that came together to form a kingdom that would rule KwaZulu Natal. Zululand is an area that exhibits symbolism and tradition of the Zulu culture and attracts tourists from all walks of life. Shakaland and Dumazulu are the two main villages in Zululand where travelers get o visit these places and explore the region. Get ready to explore the cultural hub of South Africa that has lot in store for the visitors. Attracting tourists from all over the world, Zululand is truly an African destination that should be visited once in your lifetime. The country hosts modern lifestyle that exhibits traditional African heritage and rich culture that should be witnessed while on your trip to Zululand. There are various parks, farms, nature reserves and other tourist spots that will definitely take you back to the ancient African history. Zululand is a haven for bird lovers as the city is home to more than 650 of bird species where you can get a look from a closer view. The city is truly an ideal getaway from those who are planning to spend their vacation in South Africa.

Places To visit In Zululand

Amatikulu Nature Reserve

Situated roughly an hour’s drive from Durban, Amatikulu Nature Reserve is one of the famous tourist attraction that should be visited in Zululand. The Reserve boasts of Amatikulu and Nyoni River estuaries along the Indian Ocean and lends a stunning view of the sea to the travelers. It is famous for its wonderful bird species and animals such as giraffe, zebra, waterbuck and antelope. Spend your day at the reserve with a camera so that you can capture the best shot.

AmaZulu Game Reserve

Nestled in Northern KwaZulu Natal, AmaZulu Game Reserve is yet another tourist attraction that has attracted tourists from all walks of life. The Game Reserve is home to the famous Amakhosi and Mkuze Falls Lodges. Housing 10,000 hectares, the reserve is made up of varied ecosystem and proffers more than 400 bird species making it an ideal destination for bird lovers. You can spot the bug five and other species that will make your stay memorable.

Mtunzini Beach

Mtunzini Beach is a stunning location for all the bird lovers and is one of the famous places where you can spend your day at ease. This beach is also known for its palm nut vulture that can be spotted easily on the premises of the beach. If you are an adventure lover, this beach is ideal for surfers where you can try your hands on this adventure sport.

Nongqayi Museum Village

This museum village in Zululand is an ideal place where you will get to learn about South Africa’s vast history. There are various museums inside like Zululand historical museum which showcases the journey from the past to the present day history of the area. Spend your day exploring and learning about the past and present history of the country.

Pongola Game Reserve

Pongola Game Reserve is a major touristy spot for bird and aquatic lovers. The reserve also has a rare Golela, home to 300 bird species and also houses other species such as impala, zebra, rhino and much more. It is an ideal destination for picnics and boat rides that will allow you to explore the reserve at your own pace. You can indulge in various water based activities such as canoeing that will keep you enthralled all day long.

Best Time To Visit Zululand

The best time to visit Zululand is in the dry season that is from the month of May to September. Dry season in Zululand allows the travelers to roam around the region without any hassle. It is the best time for game viewing as animals walk freely in the park allowing the visitors to get up close and personal with them. 

Things To Do In Zululand

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Bhangazi horse safari

When in Zululand, you can enjoy the famous Bhangazi horse safari tour where you will get to explore the entire region. Experienced guides will guide you throughout your tour and give you an insight about the place. You will be taken to iSimangaliso Wetland Park where you will get to enjoy this horse rise and get to see other animals such as wildebeest, zebra, bushbuck, warthog and much more.

Visit Zulu Homestead

A Zulu Homestead is a must visit place in Zululand as it allows the travelers to understand the life of a rural Zulu family. These Zulu people have remained largely unchanged over the past and guests are taken across the river and then walked to a traditional homestead. Visit the village and interact with the local people to get to know more about the place and their culture.

Spend a day at the Reptile Park

Zulu Croc Reptile Park in the region offers a two hour croc and snake experience to the travelers where you will be up close and personal with the creatures and also touch and feel them. Experienced guides will give you demonstrations and talks about these reptiles. You will also be able to watch the crocodiles in their natural environment and also feed them at the same time.

Game Drive at Ithala Game Reserve

Ithala Game Reserve boasts of massive variety of wildlife such as the white and black rhino, giraffe, black eagles and warthog. The reserve is also home to the oldest rock formations that date back some 3000 million years ago. You can indulge in game drive tour in open air vehicle during day and night allowing the travelers to get up close and personal with the animals. It also arranges other activities that include guided walks, self guide walking trails and picnic spots for the visitors.

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