Kwabhekithunga, situated in the heart of Zululand, offers both a cultural village and overnight accommodation where visitors are able to enjoy an authentic African Cultural experience when they stay in traditional, ethnic accommodation.

Our Cultural Village where you will learn about our heritage and culture. Local families live permanently in each of these homesteads and visitors are invited to observe the African way of life by either enjoying a short tour of the villages or actually living among these families in guest accommodation.

We offering all the necessary modern day amenities and comforts discerning visitors are accustomed to. You will find us to be fiercely traditional people, proud of our warrior history and famous for our high kicking, foot stamping energetic dancing.

We offer:
-A unique, colourful and lively venue
-Cultural programmes and tours
-Day conference packages
-Flexible programmes can be tailored to your specific needs

Eshowe Accommodation options are varied.


The activities at the Lodge include taking visitors for a walk through the villages to observe traditional way of life such as pounding, cooking, traditional doctors, weaving baskets etc.

During the walk you can have a talk with the village headman, have a look in the little grocery store and visit the orphan school which is benefiting from the Cultural Village Lodge. Visitors are sometimes also served with locally brewed sweet beer locally called IsiZulu or Isiqatha.

Enjoy a refreshing drink at our well stocked bar open every day whilst overlooking the rolling hills of the Nkwalini valley.

Traditional dances are also performed for the guests in the evenings. After the dances you can sit at the campfire and talk with the villagers, exchanging cultures and looking at the numerous stars.


From Durban:
- Travel northbound along the N2, once you have crossed the Tugela River you will notice that the bridges are numbered. Take the off ramp directly after bridge no 9. The off ramp will say Dokodweni, Eshowe.

- Pass through the toll and take a LEFT turn at the Stop. Travel for aprox. 5 km along the R66, pass Ginginlovu, carry on for another 22km along the R66 heading towards Ulundi/Eshowe until you come to a set of traffic lights outside of Eshowe.

- Pass straight through the traffic lights and travel for another 22km along the R66. Turn RIGHT onto the R34 heading towards Empangeni. Travel for approx 7km until you see the sign saying STEWARTS FARM/KWABHEKITHUNGA.

- Turn RIGHT onto the dirt road, running between the two blue and green painted buildings. Cross the railway line and follow the road for aprox 5 km and look out for our boards, until you reach our gate.
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