101 Things to do in Eshowe

This is the official list of ‘101 Things to do in Eshowe’

Eshowe is a most unusual town with a most unusual history.  Not surprising, then, that it has a wide variety of experiences to offer the visitor; real Zulu cultural experiences, rich history, unequalled birding sites, 4 x 4 trails, art, and much more. Graham Chennells of Zululand Eco-Adventures can assist you with making the best of whatever option you choose from the list, and will make sure you have the most fun doing so…

Cultural Zulu Tours & Experiences

  1. Zulu Weddings (Sundays)
  2. Traditional Weekend Ceremonies
  3. Sangoma Healing & Sangoma Visits
  4. 3-Day Sangoma Experience
  5. Rural Zulu Village Tours (Daily)
  6. Overnight in a Zulu Village (Daily)
  7. King Dinizulu Township Tour (Daily)
  8. Gospel Church (Sundays)
  9. Shakaland Cultural Village & Zulu Dance
  10. Nkandla Presidential Home & Village (Daily)
  11. Zululand Outback Tour (3 Day tour – Fri/Sat/Sun)
  12. Ntingwe Tea Estate and Zulu Countryside (Daily)

Annual Zulu Ceremonies & Events

  1. The Zulu Kings Reed Dance (1st Week September)
  2. King Shaka Day Celebrations (24th September)
  3. Khekheke First Fruits & Snake Ceremony (23rd February)
  4. Shembe visit to Judea (October)

Hiking & Trekking Trails

  1. Cultural Trekking Trails (4-5 Hours)

 Sports & Extreme Sports

  1. Golf & Whisky Weekends
  2. Bass fishing
  3. Bozas Cup Rugby (18th March 2017)
  4. Beer & Golf Weekends
  5. Rocksliding – Manziwayo Extreme

Museums & Places of Interest

  1. Fort Nongqayi – Zululand Historical Museum
  2. Vukani Zulu Craft Museum
  3. Norwegian Mission Chapel
  4. Butterfly Dome
  5. Fort Eshowe / Norwegian Missionary Cemetery
  6. Signal Hill (Mbombashane)
  7. New kwaMondi Mission
  8. King Cetshwayo’s Grave & Memorial
  9. Martyr’s Cross
  10. Bishop’s Seat
  11. The Residency
  12. The Old Gaol
  13. Samarang
  14. KwaBulawayo
  15. Mgungundlovu Heritage Park & Multimedia Centre
  16. Ulundi Parliament Buildings
  17. Spirit of eMakhosini – Valley of Zulu Kings
  18. Ondini Royal Kraal
  19. Mandawe Cross
  20. Norwegian Mission Church (Entumeni)
  21. Nandi’s Grave (Shaka’s Mother)
  22. King Shaka’s Memorial
  23. John Dunn’s Grave
  24. Zulu Cultural Museum (Mthonjaneni)
  25. Coward’s Bush
  26. Ntunjambili
  27. Lone Soldiers Grave
  28. The Bull’s Run
  29. Eric Brits’ Medical Museum

Birding, Waterfalls, Forests & Game Reserves

  1. Zululand Birding Route
  2. Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk
  3. Nkandla, Ntumeni, Dlinza & Ngoye Forests
  4. Ricqueberg Orchid Collection
  5. Spring Colours in Eshowe
  6. Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve
  7. Mpushini Falls
  8. Mtunzini Lagoon
  9. Shu-Shu Hot Springs

Upliftment Projects

  1. John Montgomery Foster Home
  2. Cunina Orphanage
  3. ZuluFadder Upliftment Projects
  4. Muthi Futhi medicinal plant
  5. Eshowe Community Action Group (ECAG)
  6. Umfolozi Community Skills Centre
  7. King Dinuzulu Creche
  8. KZN Papermaking & Inina Crafts
  9. Mandela’s Housing Project

70. Conference & Wedding Venues

Artists & Galleries

  1. Buddhist Centre
  2. Story Telling – Ida Gartrell
  3. Magwaza Family (Potters)
  4. Delisa Mahaya (Beader)
  5. Diamond Bozas (Artist)
  6. Paddy Ntuli (Sculptor)
  7. Peter Engblom (Exhibitionist)
  8. Phoenix Prison Art Gallery
  9. Illona Andrews (Potter)
  10. Cara McCullum & Lindsay Phillips (Potters)

Zulu War / Battlefields

  1. British Military Cemetary
  2. Fort Pearson
  3. Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift
  4. Ulundi Battlesite
  5. Nyezane Battlesite
  6. Battle of Goqkli Hill (Shaka/Zwide)
  7. Battle of Gingindlovu
  8. Battle of The Cockroaches (Shaka/Zwide)

Agricultural Tours

  1. Sugar, Citrus & Other Farming
  2. African Farmers & Subsistence Farming
  3. Soil Essential Oil Products

Assorted

  1. Rum Distillery
  2. Creative Writing & Meditation
  3. Zululand Brewing Company – Home of Zulu Blonde
  4. Soap Box Derby
  5. Hash House Harriers
  6. Eshowe Jeep Collection
  7. Service Clubs
  8. The Mona Market
  9. Regular Monthly Goings On

101. Places to Eat

    • Adam’s Outpost
    • Eagles Nest
    • Eshowe Hills Golf & Eco-Estate
    • Khamba Pot
    • The George Hotel – Quarters Restaurant
    • The House in Zululand

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION

      Our tours will show you the real Africa, one that tourists seldom see.  This kind of genuine experience does come with a few potential hazards, so please read the following paragraphs carefully!

      You will need to equip yourself with:

      1. A large wide-brimmed sunhat;
      2. A bottle of 50-factor sunscreen;
      3. Comfortable clothing;
      4. Supportive walking shoes; and
      5. Bottles of drinking water.

      Although it is not mandatory, many of our clients have found it preferable to have their own vehicle, as this gives you greater freedom of movement.