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widely known for the controversy surrounding it's name, Eshowe a said to
be "the place of cool breezes" chosen throughout history for
it's equable climate. Birth
place of Cetshwayo. King of the Zulu Nation during the Anglo-Zulu War of
1879, and situated near King Shaka's famous KwaBulawayo kraal, Eshowe is a
delightful and friendly town offering an excellent insight into Zulu
culture. The town itself was appointed as the Capital of Zululand by the
former colonial authorities and was founded under extraordinary
circumstances after the Anglo-Zulu War, which has been recorded as one of
the most dramatic and haunting events of the colonial era.
Nongqayi, now the home of the Zululand Historical Museum
Collection, a display of Zulu artwork, pottery and craft which is
the largest in the world.
unique for having a 250 hectare indigenous forest within its
municipal boundaries, the Dlinza forest as it is called. The
forest, which is the pride of the town, is a Protected area and is a
host to plant and animal life unique to the sub-tropical coastal
forests of Zululand.
Oceanview Gamepark situated at the main entrance to the town,
where a variety of animals live in natural surroundings. Furthermore
the town is closely situated to some of Southern Africa's premier game
Park and Eshlazi Dam
Gaol built in 1900 which is now a National Monument
The oldest Victorian home in Zululand built in 1883
Cetshwayo's Memorial Commemorates the spot where King Cetshwayo
died on February 8th 1884, and the site of the Gqikazi homestead
Bush Marked by a old kei-apple tree and a National Monuments
Council plaque, this spot was a place of execution in King Shaka's
Site of King Shaka's military base
forest, has abundant facilities for walking, picnicking and bird watching.
class championship golf course
facilities include, all-weather tennis courts, a bowling green,
rugby and cricket fields and two municipal swimming pools.
Battle Route, a comprehensive tour of battle sites of more than 50
of the most significant wars fought on South African soil
is a superb way to explore Zululand. The region is criss-crossed with
trails, many of them in nature reserves and game parks.