John Dunn’s Grave

John Dunn’s grave

This is the final resting place of one of the most colourful characters in a turbulent period of Anglo-Zulu history.  This ex-patriate Scotsman became one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in Zululand, the former through gun and ivory trading and the latter through his lengthy friendship with King Cetshwayo, who accorded him the status of honorary chief.  In good Zulu tradition, Dunn acquired many wives, fathered more than 50 children and acquired hectares of farmland stretching from the Thukela River (then the boundary between Zululand and the Crown Colony of Natal) right up to Mtunzini, where he lived.  Many of his descendants still live in the area.