Ulundi in South Africa

Accommodation in Ulundi

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Ulundi

According to Zulu tradition, when a new king came to power, it was customary for him to build a new capital. Ulundi was built after Cetshwayo became king in 1873. In 1879, Ulundi was the scene of the final, decisive battle of the Anglo-Zulu war and was torched by 5000 victorious British soldiers. The town was subsequently rebuilt and became the capital of the apartheid-era homeland of KwaZulu. Today, after the merging of KwaZulu with the originally whites-only province of Natal, Ulundi shares joint-capital status with Pietermaritzburg.
  • Ondini Historic Reserve - Houses the excavated royal residence of Cetshwayo and a kraal of beautifully thatched 'beehive' homes, the KwaZulu Cultural Museum and local beadwork.
  • Battlesite - The famous 1879 Battle of Ulundi took place northwest of the town.
  • Mpande's Grave - The grave of Chief Mpande, father of Cetshwayo.