uMgungundlovu

The  seat of power of Dingane from  1828 to 1839 is preserved as a  site museum. The iKhanda was destroyed by fire on the orders of Dingane himself when he decided to leave it. On account of the site’s excellent state of archaeological preservation, and its significance in the course of regional history, the museum is primarily directed at:

The excavation, research and interpretation of the site as a typical example of a 19th century royal iKhanda with the emphasis on traditional Zulu social and political organisation, trade and technology;

The  research and interpretation of the historical events of the  period which  include  Zulu relations with the hunter-traders,  missionaries, Voortrekkers and the resulting conflicts in this very sensitive period of the region’s history.

In 1990 excavation revealed the floor of Dingane’s great hut. Features such as the size and number of supporting poles found at the site have verified this.  Remains of the beads which were reported to have covered the poles and which have melted in the heat of the fire that destroyed the hut, were found at the bases as lumps of glass.

The museum is open daily between 08h00 and 17h00 and trained guides conduct visitors around the site.

Talana Museum

Talana Museum

Dundee has a unique museum that is situated on the Talana battlefield and housed in the original...

Platrand / Wagon Hill

Platrand / Wagon Hill

Friday night the 5th of January 1900 was moonless, and at about midnight, some British outposts on...

Gandhi Statue Ladysmith

Gandhi Statue Ladysmith

Friday night the 5th of January 1900 was moonless, and at about midnight, some British outposts on...

Town Hall

Town Hall

The Town Hall Museum was built in 1883 as the Town Clerk's Office, but nowdepicts  the history of...

Siege Museum

Siege Museum

A museum, decidedly Victorian in character, is housed in the original Market House built in It was...

Sani Pass

Sani Pass

The spectacular Sani Pass pierces the Drakensberg Mountains through a narrow defile cut by the...

To Our Newsletter

To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

SAcoronavirus.co.za