Top things to do in Ulundi

Monument in Ulundi

Spirit of Emakhosini Monument

This monument comprises a massive bronze Zulu beer pot, surrounded by 18 bronze reliefs depicting Zulu life, and seven large horns symbolising the seven kings buried in the valley. Guides will explain the site’s sig…
Historic Site in Ulundi

Ondini

Established as Cetshwayo’s capital in 1873, Ondini was razed by British troops after the Battle of Ulundi (July 1879), the final engagement of the Anglo-Zulu War. The royal kraal section of the site has been rebuilt…
Historic Site in Ulundi

Mgungundlovu

The military settlement of Mgungundlovu (Ungungundhlovu), Dingaan’s capital from 1829 to 1838, is southwest of Ulundi on Rte 34 (the road linking Vryheid and Melmoth). It was here that Pieter Retief and the other Vo…
Historic Site in Ulundi

Emakhosini Ophathe Heritage Park

Ulundi lies within the Valley of the Kings, the name of which is officially promoted as Emakhosini Ophathe Heritage Park. The area is of great significance to the Zulu. The great makhosi (chiefs) Nkhosinkulu, Senzan…
Museum in Ulundi

KwaZulu Cultural-Historical Museum

This museum, located within Ondini, has excellent exhibits on Zulu history and culture. It also has one of the country’s best collections of beadwork on display. There's a good selection of books for sale.
Historic Site in Ulundi

KwaNodwengu

Opposite the large former Legislative Assembly building is the site of King Mpande’s iKhanda (palace), KwaNodwengu. Mpande won control from Dingaan after the Zulus' disastrous loss at Blood River. He seized power wi…