Exploring The Old Zulu Kingdom
This looks at the traditional Zulu History, with the rise of King Shaka, and will give you an overview up to the fall of the Zulu Nation in 1879.
Depart at 07h00 for Northern Zululand. We travel along the North Coast, known as the Dolphin Coast due to the many sightings of Bottle Nose Dolphins. We then move inland through rolling hills of sugar plantations so typical of the Kwa-Zulu Natal landscape.
We will cross over the Tugela River which was the former boundary between Zulu Land and Natal, it was also here the Ultimatum was served on the Zulu’s under King Cetchwayo at the site of the Ultimatum tree. The Zulu’s had 30 days to comply or was would be waged. These blood soaked lands are also where the battle of Ndondakasuka took place (the battle of Princes between Cetchwayo and his brother)
We will continue into the heart of Zululand to view the “Spirit of the eMakhosini” A very impressive monument that was had been erected to the 7 Zulu Kings who lie buried in this valley.
A picnic lunch is included.
Here also lies the grave of Inkosinkulu, this is a traditional Zulu King’s grave site. This was the first Zulu King, the pro- generator of the Zulu Nation. We will also be able to cover briefly a little of the Boer History and see Piet Retief’s Grave.