Zululand Backpackers

Welcome to the Zululand Backpackers.

Huts in a typical Zulu village

The Zululand Backpackers in Eshowe is a great spot to relax, have fun, or explore rural Zululand. With its unique jungle setting and vibrant atmosphere, it is the place to be in Zululand! There are all sorts of things that you can do on your own, as well as a number of guided cultural and adventure tours and activities, including agricultural tours and overland trekking excursions.

Matchstick Hill

This Backpackers has been operating for more than 25 years. Our new venue is smaller and more comfortable than most, and although it is in the middle of an African forest it is within a short walking distance of the town centre and all Eshowe’s other tourist attractions.

Zululand Eco-Adventures operates from the same address, so although there are many things you can do on your own, we can give you great advice and also offer tours where you can meet the locals.

Tourist Attractions

Norwegian Missionary Chapel

Within walking distance.

The Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk

Butterfly Dome

Zululand Historical Museum

Fort Nongqayi

Norwegian Missionary Chapel

The Vukani Craft Collection

Tours :

Hosted by Zululand Eco-Adventures.

Zulu Village Tour

Zululand Village Overnight

Zulu Weddings & Coming of Age Ceremonies

Sangoma Healing Consultations

Local  Market Walking Tours – Shisanyama Lunch

King Dinizulu Township Tour

Zulu Reed Dance

Shembe Festival

Khekheke Snake & First Fruits Ceremony

King Shaka Day Celebrations

Agricultural & Trekking Tours

Birding Tours

Dlinza Forest Night Walk


  • Daily tours, hikes and birding
  • Close to shops, banks and Post Office
  • Good access to medical facilities
  • 24 hours access & secure parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tours desk
  • Free high speed internet / Wifi

While you are here, why don’t you:

For more information contact Graham on +2760 665 8833 or +2735 474 2894 or via email info@eshowe.com 

These rooms can be booked directly by contacting Graham 0027 606658833 or info@eshowe.com. Cost per person R300.