Historically Zululand was filled with different tribes and clans – all unique in their own right. In 1816 the Zulu throne was handed over to Shaka Zulu who went on to conquer all of the neighbouring clans… This brought the Zulu tribe into power for this South African Region. The Zulu tribe then went on to support the Mtetwe clan creating a very powerful and strategic alliance. To this day the Zulu tribe is still the dominating tribe (prompting the region to be referred to as Zululand)…

Zululand is one of 11 district municipalities in the KwaZulu-Natal Province boasting the true Zulu experience for travellers.… It is characterized by mangrove swamps, clear lagoons, rolling green hills and beautiful indigenous forests. Zululand is without a doubt the best place to visit in South Africa if you are looking to find out more & experience the African Culture at its best. A visit to Ulundi (site of the final battle of the Anglo-Zulu war) and Emakhosini Valley (where a Zulu King lies buried) is highly recommended to anyone in this area on holiday.

The largest reserve in Zululand is Hluhlwe-Umfolozi Reserve where the protected white rhinos were saved from near extinction. Besides these magnificent rhinos you can see; hippos, crocodiles, antelope, oribi, red duikers, bush babys’, leopards, white tailed mongooses, small spotted genets and hyenas.

The best time to travel to Zululand is in the cooler months – May to October is the optimal time. Rainfall occurs between October and March and is at it’s highest in January. Generally all year round travel is great! The average temperature in January is 28ºC and the average temperature in July is 22ºC.

Have a look at our South African Safaris that include the Zululand area below … There are also other South African attractions beneath that you might want to visit on your South African Safari.

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  • Kruger Cape Point Full Day Tour

    This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point, South Africa. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views and picturesque coastal villages such as Hout Bay and Simon’s Town are to be seen along the way.

  • tour with bicycles Cape Point Full Day Tour with Bicycles

    Tour the Atlantic coast including Clifton, Camps Bay & Llandudno, to the fishing village of Hout Bay in your tour vehicle. Then drive over Chapman’s Peak to Simon’s Town where we meet up with a colony of the rare African Penguins at Boulders Beach. Other highlights include a hike to the Cape Point lighthouse and a short cycle around Cape Point. End the day by returning home via Scarborough and Kommetjie.

  • Apartheid museum Half Day Apartheid Museum Tour

    The Apartheid Museum is one of the most interesting museums in South Africa. This museum is filled with all the history and diversity of the past including all the Apartheid elements that formed South Africa into what it is today.

  • Cape Town City Half Day Cape Town City Tour

    We commence the Cape Town City tour with a cable car trip up the legendary Table Mountain for spectacular views of the Mother City and the surrounding peninsula. (weather permitting; cable car fee not included),    Back in the city itself, we visit the well preserved Company’s Garden, the S.A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market known as Greenmarket Square. We also take a trip through the colourful and picturesque Malay Quarter known as Bo-Kaap.

  • Johannesburg Half Day Johannesburg City Tour

    Johannesburg or “Jozi” as the locals call it, is vibrant, edgy and full of creativity and African culture. Enjoy the creativity and history that Johannesburg has to offer. It is simply a destination you should not miss on your South Africa trip!

  • Lesedi Half Day Lesedi Cultural Village Tour

    Spend time in the Lesedi Cultural Village as you explore the different tribes, huts, cultures and foods of Africa. Our half day Lesedi Cultural Village Tour awaits!

  • Pretoria Half Day Pretoria City Tour

    Jenman African Safaris offers you the chance to visit Pretoria on a half day city tour of South Africa’s Administrative capital. Pretoria is also known as the Jacaranda City and holds some amazing surprises.

  • Soweto Half Day Soweto Tour

    Soweto is known as one of the most vibrant and culturally-exciting townships in South Africa. Explore Soweto on our half day Soweto township tour with Jenman African Safaris.

  • Kruger experience Kruger Experience – Classic Package

    Enjoy a 4-day Kruger experience in one of Africa’s most popular national parks, the Kruger National Park. This adventurous experience offers the best game viewing opportunity possible with game drives through the park and optional bush walks, which allow you to get up close and personal with the wildlife of the Kruger National Park.

  • Cape Town experience Cape Town Experience – Classic Package

    The lively city of Cape Town has been named again and again as one of the top cities in the world to visit thanks to its wide range of activities, breathtaking scenery and variety of unique restaurants and markets. Explore all the amazing wonders that the Mother City has to offer this exciting 4 day Cape Town Experience. Enjoy your stay at the beautiful Sweet Ocean View Guest House, situated only 10 minutes away from the beach.

  • Table Mountain Table Mountain Hiking

    The best way to enjoy Table Mountain in Cape Town is to hike it! Hike Table Mountain and see the amazing sights that you wouldn’t see on the Cable Car… this Table Mountain day trip is challenging and yet fun.

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