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Fort Durnford

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Fort Durnford, Escourt, KwaZulu Natal

Erected shortly after the Langalibalele Rebellion to counter raiding San(Bushmen). Magnificent stone structure overlooking the town of Estcourt. Houses a Read More →

Mtonjaneni Zulu Historical Museum

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Mtonjaneni Museum, Ulundi Area, KwaZulu Natal

Mtonjaneni Lodge just off the R34 east of the Ulundi turn off. Museum contains a considerable number of artefacts recovered Read More →

Baynesfield Museums

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Baynesfield Museums, Pietermaritzburg Area, KwaZulu Natal

Nestled in the Natal Midlands the Baynesfield Estate, close to Richmond, was founded by Joseph Baynes in 1863. His beautiful Read More →

Fort Nongqayi

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Fort Nongqayi Museum Village, Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal

The Museum Village - in the grounds of the picturesque Fort Nongqayi in Eshowe - houses a series of museums Read More →

Ncome Zulu Cultural Museum

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Ncome Zulu Cultural Museum, Ncome/Blood River, KwaZulu Natal

This neat museum just across the river from the wagon laager at Blood River gives a fascinating insight into the Read More →

The Lucas Meijer House Museum

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The Lucas Meijer House Museum, Landdrost Street, Vryheid, KwaZulu Natal

BACKGROUND The aftermath of the Anglo Zulu War of 1879 left Zululand divided into several fiefdoms each with its own ruler Read More →

King Senzangakhona’s Grave

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eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park, Ulundi, KwaZulu Natal

101 | Senzangakhona, father of King Shaka, Dingane and Mpande. Buried at esiKlebheni, near Mgungundlovu. Site of the repository of Read More →

King Shaka’s Grave

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King Shaka's Grave, KwaDukuza, KwaZulu Natal

102 | 1828 King Shaka was buried here in 1828 after his assassination by his half brothers Dingane and Mhlangana while Read More →

Mgungundlovu

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Mgungundlovu, eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park, Ulundi, KwaZulu Natal

103 | Site of the partially restored royal residence of King Dingane kaSenzangakhona between 1829 and 1838. Nearby is the Read More →

Gqokli Hill Battlefield

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Ulundi Area, KwaZulu Natal

104 | This is the site of the epic battle in April 1818 between the forces of King Shaka and Read More →

Ondini Cultural Museum and site of King Cetshwayo’s Royal Residence

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eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park, Ulundi, KwaZulu Natal

105 | Open-air museum and partially reconstructed isigodlo (harem) of King Cetshwayo's royal residence as well as Ondini Cultural Museum. Read More →

Ndondakusuka

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Near John Ross Road Bridge, Mandeni, KwaZulu Natal

106 | 2 December 1856 Site of battle between Prince Cetshwayo and his brother Prince Mbuyazi, which established Cetshwayo as King Read More →

eMakhosini Ophate Heritage Park

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eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park, Ulundi, KwaZulu Natal

107 | This is the "Valley of the Kings" and within the park you will find the burial places of Read More →

Dingane’s Spring

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Dingane's Spring, Ulundi Area, KwaZulu Natal

108 | Take the Mtonjaneni turnoff on R34. A short distance past Mtonjaneni Lodge on the right you will see Read More →

Mpande’s Grave – Nodwengu Museum

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Mpande’s Grave, Ulundi, KwaZulu Natal

109 | King Mpande ruled Zululand from 1840 to 1872 and managed to live in harmony with both the Voortrekkers Read More →

Fort Amiel Museum

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Fort Amiel, Amiel Park, Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

506 | The fort is located in Amiel Park in Newcastle and was constructed in 1877 by men of the Read More →

King Cetshwayo’s Grave

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Mome Area of Nkandla, KwaZulu Natal

601 | After his defeat by Zibhebhu kaMapitha at the Battle of Ondini on 21st July 1883 Cetshwayo fled and Read More →

Battle of Tshaneni

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Battle of Tshaneni (Ghost Mountain), Pongola Area, KwaZulu Natal

602 | 5 June 1884 A major battle of the war where the uSuthu, supported by the Boers under Lukas Meyer, Read More →

Talana Museum, Battlefield and Heritage Park

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Talana Museum, Battlefield and Heritage Park, Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal

701 | 20 October 1899 The first major Battle of the War between the British and the Boers. The Boers occupied Read More →

Ladysmith Siege Museum

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151 Murchison Street, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

703 | Acclaimed as one of the best Anglo Boer War museums in South Africa, its displays on the famous Read More →

Kwa Cheetah Project

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Kwa Cheetah Project, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal

​​A truly life changing experience awaits you at the Kwa Cheetah Project. Meet our hand reared cubs and experience the Read More →

Mandela Capture Site

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Mandela Capture Site, Howick Area, KwaZulu Natal

On the 5th August 1962 Nelson Mandela was apprehended at this site and taken into captivity and incarcerated, mainly on Read More →

Ou Pastorie Museum

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Ou Pastorie Museum, Utrecht, KwaZulu Natal

Once the home of the Dutch Reformed Church Pastor Rev. Neethling now houses the Utrecht Museum.

The Msunduzi / Voortrekker Museum

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351 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal

Since the 1990's, the Msunduzi Museum in Pietermaritzburg has been transformed from a historically single-themed museum to one that depicts Read More →

Vryheid Old Volksraad and Post Office

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Old Volksraad and Post Office, Landdrost Street, Vryheid, KwaZulu Natal

The first meetings of the "Nieuwe Republiek" took place in tents where it was decided to construct a permanent building Read More →