The Zulu Roots Eco Trail is located in the Zinkwazi area, along the KwaZulu
Natal North Coast, and provides visitors with access to many cultural,
historical and ecological treasures of the North Coast. The region is considered
by many to be the birthplace of the Zulu Nation, and has set the scene for many
historical events. The routes provide visitors with an opportunity to view an
interesting variety of birds, forest wildlife such as buck, whales, dolphins and
a variety of insects and indigenous plantlife.
The first of the routes is the Zulu Roots John Ross Trail which is a sixty kilometer trail taking visitors between the Nonoti and Amatikulu Rivers. Activities along the route include hiking, canoeing, swimming, cycling, fly fishing or a relaxing lagoon cruise, night drives or bush picnics.
The Zulu Roots Tugela Community Tour is the second of the four, and sees travelers paying a visit to a rural Zulu Community, and discovering a traditional culture and lifestyle. Visitors are allowed the opportunity to meet various members of the community and to view their kraals, and farmlands and to visit the local shebeen. A local guide will explain the significance of traditions.
The third route featured is the Zulu Roots KwaDukuza Trail is a multicultural experience, which consists of a guided walking tour of KwaDukuza, which was once home to two world famous South Africans; King Shaka who was the founder of the Zulu Nation, and Chief Albert Luthuli who was a past president of the ANC and Africa's first Nobel Peace Laureate. Here visitors can learn about the stories of Shaka and the birth of the Zulu Kingdom, as well as colonial adventures, bloody battles of the Tugela at nDondakusuka, the story of John Dunn (the first and only white Zulu Chief) and the interesting circumstances which lead up to the Anglo-Zulu War.
The final route is the Zulu Roots Birding Route, which is home to a total of over four hundred and fifty bird species, which include many sought after rarities. This area ranks as one of the top birdwatching destinations in the country. Nationally renowned sites along the route, include the Sappi Bird Hide and Jex Estate. The birding route presently covers the Zinkwazi, Otimati, Umvoti, Tugela and Amatikulu areas and includes a variety of diverse habitats such as coastal, forest, wetlands, and gorges. Local site guides are available for access to some of the areas, and a comprehensive bird list is also available.
An exquisite holiday home in the tranquil setting of Zinkwazi, a hidden gem on the North Coast of Kwazulu Natal. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Black Rock Beach Cottage is a double storey house with a separate little flat in the garden and is situated right on the beach front. The Top section sleeps 10, the Bottom section sleeps 6 and the little Flatlet sleeps 4. These units can be taken ... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Shack By The Sea is a free standing, three bedroomed self-catering guest house situated in Panorama Drive Zinkwasi Beach KZN North Coast. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Set in indigenous milkwood forest with private access to a beautiful stretch of beach, this sunny house has a large covered deck overlooking the forest with views to the sea, and lawned areas perfect for children to play. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Situated in Nkwazi Ridge Estate, Zinkwazi Beach (45 km from King Shaka International airport) on the North Coast of Kwa Zulu- Natal in South Africa, YESU House and Cottage offers guests the ultimate in relaxation and leisure. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Nautilhouse is a beachfront house in Zinkwazi Beach which can accommodate 10 people.Most of the rooms are air-conditioned.Nice kitchen. TV. Swimming pool. Four garages. Direct access to the beach.Large garden.Excellent security system.Pets welcome. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Panorama House contains a fully equipped kitchen, housing a microwave, fridge/freezer, stove and washing machine. Whilst having breakfast one views the blue ocean and golden beaches of Zinkwazi. There are four bedrooms, sleeping eight and two ... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Zinkwazi itself is an undiscovered paradise, ±45 minutes from Durban. Its spectacular beaches, provides for ideal swimming, surfing, fishing and diving. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
All 19 Rooms and Family Suites are scattered in the extensive grounds amongst tropical trees and palms. Our Bird Rooms come with double or twin beds, en-suite showers, ceiling fans, 5-channel TV's (DStv available in lounge) and covered patios, and... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Bushbaby, monkey, mongoose...the sound of the ocean crashing....the smell of the sea...birdsong and nature trails you'll never grow tired of. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.