Zululand - let us help arrange your visit
Evocative of grandeur as Zululand surely is - conjuring up images of noble culture, magnificent wildlife and fabulous surroundings - nothing compares to first-hand experience of our Kingdom's heartland...via ultra-modern, efficient infrastructures. Once a magnet for the tall ships, dhows and caravans of early imperialists, seafaring opportunists and fortune-hunters, this great wealth of earthly beauty and resources is now firmly established as one of the world's most protected places. An extensive network of expertly-run Nature Reserves and Game Parks, plus a vast and multi- faceted World Heritage Site, ensure not only our flora and fauna's abundant future, but absolute delight for today's outdoor-loving traveller... and those to follow.
For these sanctuaries give refuge to several hundred bird species sixty per cent - of South Africa's total - in addition to many antelope variants and, of course, our much-vaunted Big Five...lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Not that the hippo is insignificant, the cheetah lacking in grace or the giraffe vertically- challenged! Glancing seawards from pristine sand dunes before the snorkel - or scuba-adventure of a lifetime, a likely reward is yet another awesome sight - giant and gentle whales plying their way north to breed...or returning south to feed. Zululand has it all.
Woven into this exhilarating fabric of nature-at-large are fascinating opportunities to be immersed in vibrant, living culture...and gain insights into our somewhat turbulent past. The powerful Zulu nation was forged amid this splendour...involved itself in a short, bloody conflict with Boer settlers...then traded battle scars with British soldiers during the year-long Anglo-Zulu War. Historic military landmarks in Zululand also bear witness to several major campaigns of the Anglo-Boer War that followed.
Zululand's northeast quadrant - between Mozambique, Swaziland and the warm Indian Ocean - has its own unique tale to tell. This is Maputaland...named after the mid-17th century king who established dominion here some 200 years before Shaka consolidated his Zulu empire to the south. Geologically one-of-a-kind, Maputaland's raw and rugged beauty is defined by no less than 21 different eco-systems... arguably the most timeless treasure of the entire African continent.
From luxury game lodge, floating chalet or beach camp...on foot or horseback...by canoe or 4x4...these unforgettable adventures beckon with open arms. As do your proud hosts...the People of Heaven. We look forward to meeting you soon here in Zululand.
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