Historic Attractions in KwaZulu-Natal

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Blood River Heritage Site
One of the most famous battles in S.A. history - monument consisting of 64 replica Voortrekker wagons cast in bronze and situated just as they were on the day of the famous battle.

Cathedral Peak - Drakensberg
Cathedral Peak, like so much of the Drakensberg, is a haven for hikers, with a selection of trails winding through mountain scenery stands of indigenous trees, gurgling streams and trout pools.

Colenso Town
Colenso lies on the main Durban - Johannesburg railway line some 190 km north-west of Durban and played a historic role during the Anglo-Boer Wars. Part of the Battlefield Route.

Durban Museums and Monuments
Durban and KwaZulu Natal's rich history is documented in a number of fascinating museums in and around the city.

Empangeni Art and Cultural History Museum
The purpose of the museum (1.5 hours from Durban) is to study, preserve and collect objects of artistic, cultural and historic value in the Kwazulu/Natal region for the information and education of inhabitants and visitors.

Eshowe Town
Eshowe offers a unique window on history as the oldest town in Zululand, with various secret places to visit and enjoy. Part of the Battlefields route.

Ghandi Route
During the South African War the role of South African Indians was confined to stretcher bearing, a duty Ghandi himself undertook after the Battle of Spioenkop.

Nestling on the banks of the Umgeni River, in the heart of the Natal Midlands, Howick reflects a diverse character.

A bustling, cosmopolitan town, Newcastle forms an important part of the Battlefields Route and is a sister town to 25 other Newcastles around the globe.

Rorke's Drift
This Museum has attracted worldwide attention for its outstanding displays of the Anglo-Zulu War.

The site of one of the most fearsome events of the Anglo-Boer War.

The Battlefields Route (KZN)
The Battlefields Route takes you to some of the most significant battles fought on South African soil between Voortrekker and Zulu, Zulu and the British and the Anglo-Boer War.

The town of Ulundi
Valley of the Kings - a historical treasure - heritage of mystical heritage - birthplace of the amaZulu and capital of the kingdom, with magnificent scenery and mountains

Also called Dingane's Kraal, after wiping out Piet Retief and his men while visiting Dingane.

Voortrekker Footsteps
Start your tour in Estcourt and end it at Piet Retief's grave on the Dingaanstat site.

Accommodation with Historic Attractions in the area

201 Oyster Quays

201 Oyster Quays is situated on the second floor of this prestigious development, overlooking the Indian Ocean and the beautiful landscaped gardens.

202 Oyster Rock

202 Oyster Rock is situated on the second floor of this prestigious development , overlooking the Indian Ocean. This luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury self catering, vacation rental apartment is located in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, and within easy walking distance of the main swimming beach in Umhlanga Rocks.

66 On Monzali

66 On Monzali is perfectly situated, just off the N3, 1.2km from the Hilton Life Hospital, 5 minutes from Hilton College and St Anne’s, and 30 minute drive from Michael House, well positioned for families, business men hospital visitors and retreats. Simply the best B&B in Hilton!

Herbertdale Guesthouse

At Herbertdale Guesthouse, we strive to live up to our motto and make our guests feel welcome. Every guest that enters through our gate is welcomed by our incredible staff and by the the time they leave they have become family! Hosting guests is a passion of ours and we strive to make your stay a memorable one! After a long day of work or travel our guests can sit back and enjoy their stay, knowing that everything has been taken care of!

King's Hill B & B

Whether you are a business executive, an active sports person, are attending a wedding or function, visiting children staying at a private boarding school, King's Hill Bed and Breakfast you will find a comfortable place to relax, rest and unwind.

Sasi Bush Lodge

Newly Established. All-inclusive luxury tented accommodation. A unique South African Experience. Supporting local. Reducing our footprint. Drakensberg stay. Sasi Bush Lodge encompasses four tented units- 3 accommodation units sleeping a total of 8 guests and a main lodge area complete with a bar, dining room, lounge and outdoor boma.

Tanglewood Country Hotel

Tanglewood Country Hotel is ideally situated hotel accommodation in the Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal. The establishment has been opening doors for guests since 1885, hosting a golden stay in the country side.

The Springbok Lodge
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The Springbok Lodge epitomizes the perfect safari experience with 21 beautifully appointed luxury tented rooms, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields.

The Tuscan Garden

The Tuscan Garden is an exclusive boutique-style guesthouse in the town of Newcastle in the luscious northern part of KZN province in South Africa.