Zululand in South Africa

Accommodation in Zululand

Product NameRoom TypeRATINGPrices
Rhino River Lodge En-suite Double Room from: ZAR 1250
Rhino River Lodge Family Cottage from: ZAR 1250
Shakaland Zulu Village Double Room from: ZAR 1508


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.

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 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.