view of babanango game reserve

ZULULAND – HOME OF THE ZULU NATION

BABANANGO

The Babanango area is a centre of agriculture and known for its wild places. The name Babanango translates as ‘Father, there it is’. This refers to the high hill which is a local landmark. Another local landmark is the mighty White Umfolozi River, which carves its way through the landscape.

With its subtropical climate, Zululand is a fantastic year-round destination which has cultural attractions, historic sites and natural beauty.

With its green hills, waving grasslands, verdant forests and unhurried lifestyle, Zululand is a place steeped in symbolism and tradition. The age-old Zulu culture remains today with its warm hospitality and vibrant and energetic ceremonies.

The Voortrekker-Zulu conflicts, Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and First and Second Anglo-Boer Wars of 1880-1881 and 1899-1902 respectively have left battlefields, landmarks and graves all over KwaZulu-Natal. Zululand is home to some of the most iconic of these.

Guided tours of these places bring to life these conflicts which shaped the formation of South Africa as it is today.

view of the babanango region

A little info about

THE WEATHER

 

South Africa has truly been favoured by nature with one of the most temperate climates on the African continent.This allows it to be visited comfortably at any time of the year. Guests visiting the Babanango and Zululand region between April and October need not worry about rain gear as the days are warm to hot and the evenings have a distinct chill to the air. Laundry is done daily, so feel free to pack light.

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THE GREAT

HISTORY OF ZULULAND

 

Land of the Zulu and the site of their 19th century kingdom – the Great Zululand has soil enriched with history. The word ‘Zulu’ when translated means The Heavens and Strength in numbers. The place is known for its great warrior King Shaka, the leader of the Zulu people. Under his rule, the Zulu established their dominance over their neighbours and by using a well-disciplined and efficient fighting force, expanded the kingdom’s area of control.

warthog at babanango