Mayor’s Corner


An open invitation to share our common cultural heritage

Tourism is one of the leading and fastest growing economic developing sectors in South Africa. Situated in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal, Nongoma Municipality offers tourists the opportunity to step back in time and experience royal cultural ceremonies. As the royal city (IHlalankosi) Nongoma has six Royal Palaces which gives tourists a unique visit to yesteryears.

Using our unique position when it comes to Zulu cultural heritage, we acknowledge that cultural heritage activities not only preserve and enhance our unique, irreplaceable resource, but that such activities have the potential of providing a stimulus to many other areas as well.

Among tourist attractions Nongoma boasts Royal Palace Routes and the Battlefields of Msebe, Otshaneni, Esokosoko, eMajubaneni and KwaNdunu. To complete the Zulu histriography tourists can also visit surrounding areas which include Ulundi’s Emakhosini Heritage Park, the Ithala Game Reserve and associated private sector game farms at uPhongolo and the tourism initiatives around the Pongolapoort Dam.

I invite you to come and share our common cultural heritage.