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Zululand Located Where Kwazulu Natal South Africa

Zululand Located Where KwaZulu Natal Tugela River Mouth crop

Zululand Located Where KwaZulu Natal

Zululand Located Where KwaZulu Natal – Other than from a modern legislative view it is important to note that Zululand does not have distinct boundaries. Most will claim that anywhere south of the Tugela River is not Zululand. The main most southern entrance is where the main provincial highway, known as the N2, crosses the beautiful river.

  • Kosi Bay and Pongola are the furthest north place and town.
  • Between these two points the eastern border is the Indian Ocean.
  • From St Lucia to the southern border of Mozambique lies one of the South African World Heritage Sites, Isimangaliso Wetland Park.
  • Along the coast we have “Sizzle City” Richards Bay a major bulk export harbor and the quaint town of Mtunzini.
  • How far Zululand extends westward is debatable.

The photo above is an aerial shot of the Tugela River Mouth (Photo credit Pierre Conradie)

Zululand Located Where KwaZulu Natal Zulu Tugela River Bridge

Zululand Located Where KwaZulu Natal – photo of the N2 highway bridge over the Tugela River.

Zululand Located Where KwaZulu Natal – Municipality of Zululand

Legislation states there are 11 district municipalities in the province of KwaZulu Natal of which one is Zululand.

  • Ulundi – where local government is situated and includes Babanango
  • Nongoma
  • Paulpietersburg/eDumbe
  • Pongola/uPhongola
  • Vryheid/Abaqaluis incorporating Louwsberg and Emondlo
  • eMakhosini – includes Valley of the Kings (Shaka, King Dingane and Cetshwayo resided here)

Zululand boasts having a reigning monarch who has a number of royal palaces. During the year there are many colorful and vibrant Zulu Cultural Festivals Events that take place.

From a legal and historical point of view this area could be claimed to be “true” Zululand.

Zululand Located Where KwaZulu Natal Buffalo River

Zululand Located Where KwaZulu Natal – image of the Buffalo River

Zululand Located Where KwaZulu Natal – The Western “Boundary”

At the time of the great Anglo-Zulu battles of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift in the 19 Century the southern border of that part of Zululand was the Buffalo River. Also close by is a site of another battle, The Battle of  Blood River, between the Zulu and Afrikaners. Because Dundee is the main centre, and base for visiting these historical Zulu battlefields, we view this town and including Nqutu as Zululand’s most western part.

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