Welcome to Mtunzini


The town had a colourful beginning. John Dunn, the first European to settle in the area, was granted land by King Cetshwayo. Dunn became something of a chief himself, taking 49 wives and siring 117 children. He held court here under a tree, hence the town’s name (mtunzini is Zulu for ‘a place in the shade’). After the British defeated Cetshwayo and divided the kingdom, Dunn was one of the chiefs granted power.

The town was declared a conservancy in 1995. Visitors can enjoy its network of nature trails, as well as sight some antelope and bird species.


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