KwaZulu Natal Monuments

Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures. Show on Map

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Italian POW Church

Where? Pietermaritzburg
The Italian Prisoner Of War Church built near the end of the Second World War by Italian prisoners was sanctified in 1944 but was then neglected after the war. Vagrants since used the church until it was ...

Ladysmith Siege Museum

Where? Ladysmith
The Ladysmith Siege Museum, on Murchison Street next to the Ladysmith Town Hall, is housed in a building built in 1884 - regarded both here and abroad as one of the best Anglo Boer War museums in the country. ...

Francis Farewell Square

Where? Durban
This historic square in the middle of Durban is the spot where the city originated as a tiny settlement of itinerant traders and hunters in the early 19th century. It is named for Henry Francis Flynn, one of ...

Newcastle Town Hall

Where? Newcastle
Newcastle commenced building their town hall in 1897 in honour of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubliee. Once building was completed in 1899, the town’s people started a collection for a clock to be added to the ...

Durban Tourist Junction

Where? Durban Central
Feeling lost? Get down to the Tourist Junction at the old railway station now... you cant miss this large red brick, 19th century building on Monty Naicker Street. The old station itself is rather impressive ...

Mandela Capture Monument

Where? Howick
If you didn’t already know this former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was arrested on 5 August 1962 when traveling illegally from Durban to Johannesburg where he had met with the then ANC leader ...

Visit the King Shaka Memorial

Where? Stanger
A 20-minute slide show on the history of King Shaka can be viewed and there is also a small curio shop and an Interpretative Centre. Shaka was born in Zululand in 1787, his mother being Princess Nandi, and ...

Visit the One O' Clock Gun

Where? Pietermaritzburg
If you are walking through the City of Pietermaritzburg near midday you may hear the resounding noise of the one O’clock gun. As the sound of the blast runs through your entire body, not only are you made ...

Rorke’s Drift Battlefields Tour

Where? Rorkes Drift
Listen at sunset to the famous story of Rorke’s Drift, where 139 British soldiers were attacked by 4,000 Zulu warriors, winning more Victoria Crosses than in any other battle in history, returning to the Lodge ...

Explore the King Shaka Heritage Route

Where? Ballito
The Heritage Route celebrates one of the great Zulu chiefs. King Shaka Zulu is considered by many as the architect of the Zulu nation as he was responsible for joining scattered clans into the powerful unified ...

Visit the Juma Masjid Mosque

Where? Durban
The magnificent Juma Masjid Mosque, the largest mosque in the Southern hemisphere, dominates Durban's central Indian district. It's gilt-domed minarets tower over the bustling commercial area, but inside the ...

Visit the Ladysmith Town Hall

Where? Ladysmith
When in Ladysmith, make a trip to the Town Hall and discover a building that is brimming with history and fascinating facts. The Ladysmith Town Hall was originally built in 1983 and by the 1900’s was rebuilt ...

Statue of Gandhi

Where? Ladysmith
During the Battle of Spioenkop, Ghandi and a group of 1100 others were stretcher bearers. Ghandi performed incredibly well under the circumstances in these dark times and carried out his work exceptionally. ...

Isandlwana Battlefields Tour

Where? Rorkes Drift
Hear in gripping detail the background to the Anglo-Zulu War as you are driven to Isandlwana in the early morning. Sit on the battlefield, mesmerised by the remarkable story of this fantastic Zulu victory. ...

Fort Nottingham Museum

Where? Fort Nottingham
This fascinating museum is hidden inside an old fort, here you can see interesting exhibits of the early settlers that came to the Natal Midlands around 1856. Learn more about the fort, who built it, the ...

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