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Ulundi Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Ulundi

  • the town of Ulundi is located in Zululand, in the province of Kwazulu Natal
  • Ulundi was the capital of Zululand until colonialism in the 19th century
  • Cetshwayo, the King of the Zulus created a new Zulu capital and called it Ulundi
  • the name Ulundi can be translated and means "the high place"
  • The final battle of the Anglo-Zulu War took place close to the kraal of King Cetshwayo

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Introducing Ulundi

Ulundi is a town in South Africa's magnificent Zululand area of the Kwazulu Natal province.  Ulundi was once the capital of Zululand, and later the capital of the Bantustan before it lost its independence to Colonial expansionism in the 19th Century.

From 1994-2004, Ulundi alternated with Pietermaritzburg as the capital of the Kwazulu Natal Province.  When Cetshwayo became the King of the Zulus in 1873, he created a new capital for the Zulu nation. He named the capital Ulundi which means "the high place".  Ulundi is located near the site of King Cetshwayo's royal settlement which was destroyed in the final battle of the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879.