One of the most traditional forms of natural resource harvesting, that of the collection of reeds including incema (salt rush or Juncus kraussii), takes place for three weeks in May each year in iSimangaliso, an age-old custom at the very core of these cultural practices. – iSimangaliso CEO Andrew Zaloumis. Rural women from across the province of KwaZulu-Natal come to iSimangaliso to collect natural materials that they will use for […]

Situated less than a 20 minute drive from Empangeni and overlooking the beautiful uMhlathuze Valley is the site of King Shaka’s KwaBulawayo Royal Town. This site is recognised by all as being of prime importance in the Zulu Culture and History. It was here that the formation of the Zulu Nation was consolidated. KwaBulawayo was the engine of the Zulu nation’s growth. It is fitting that this site is now […]

Founded in 1850 on the banks of KwaZulu-Natal’s Klip River, this town was named after the Spanish wife of Sir Harry Smith.  A prosperous and bustling town, Ladysmith became a popular trading post for  prospectors and fortune-hunters en route to the gold- fields of the Transvaal and diamond rush at Kimberley. In October 1899, following the outbreak of hostilities between the Boer republics and Great Britain, the then Colony of […]