The most famous and well-known cultural group are the Zulu people of KwaZulu / Natal. Their culture and traditions are deeply entrenched and still widely current, even today. Traditional dancing and singing around the campfire and a tour through the local traditional “Muzi” or village gives you an insight into the daily life of these proud folk.
‘Game Pass Shelter” in the Kamberg Nature Reserve has some of the finest examples of Bushman Rock Art to be found, being instrumental in unlocking the code / meanings of many art sites across the country and is well worth a visit. Discover how these images were mainly the visions of shamens or holy men that they experienced during rituals while in a trance like state. Learn to how the clash between the San people and Western and Bantu settlers finally led to their downfall and persecution.
KwaZulu / Natal is a hotbed of distinctive battlefields, shaping and altering the course of South Africa’s history. Isandhlwana and Rorkes Drift two names, synonymous with British history and the Anglo-Zulu War, conjure images of savagery and heroism, honour and tragedy. Discover these places with us as we accompany one of the leading authorities on these two great events, Rob Casky and his team of historians at Fugitives Drift Lodge. The battlefields themselves, virtually unchanged, help create an experience that has it all and will leave a lasting impression.
Spioenkop is synonymous with the largest loss of life in any single engagement, by the British Army, during the 2nd Anglo-Boer War. A foreboding feature of the lanscape the Spioenkop Mountain is the scene of a tragic waste of British lives. Other sites and events such as the Siege of Ladysmith and the Battlefields of Talana and Colenso can also be visited.