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Zululand


Located in a malaria-free zone north of South Africa’s Dolphin Coast in KwaZulu-Natal, Zululand hosts some of Africa’s most traditional settlements and cultural sites. Known as the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, Zululand was that place where many tribes and clans came together to form a united kingdom that would go on to rule much of KwaZulu-Natal.

A place of contrasts, Zululand hosts modern lifestyles that often intersect with Zulu cultural villages that showcase traditional African heritage. The battlefields of Zululand have witnessed many of South Africa’s most significant clashes of the past 200 years that involved Voortrekker, British and Zulu forces.

Just as Zululand is rich in history, it is equally rich in nature and wildlife. Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is situated in the heart of Zululand and is the oldest protected game reserve in Africa. During the 1950s and 1960s it was home to Operation Rhino which worked tirelessly to boost white rhinoceros numbers. Zululand is famed for its bird-watching opportunities. With its varying landscapes and habitats, the region hosts around 500 species of birds, 58 of which are endemic to Southern Africa.

Visitors are encouraged to participate in the “Zululand Experience”, fully immersing themselves in the culture, tradition and natural beauty that are on offer in one of South Africa’s most historic regions.

 


 

South Africa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to South Africa.

Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!

 

Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.

 

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