The Rainbow Route
The Rainbow Route Reviews
Piet Retief and his Party of Voortrekkers Sep 17, 2001
The rainbow Route is in the KwaZulu Natal region. It is a great route for those who love culture and history. This route takes you down the lane of exploration; the rituals and rites of the native Zulu. You will go through great scenic roads and historic towns. It is a less expensive route but more education with as much scenery as you would see on any other route. The history of the Zulu, is the history of South Africa. You can take your own motor home or vehicle, the route has camp grounds and accommodation at reasonable prices . If you have more time on your trip, the rainbow route takes you all the way to Mpumalanga National reserve where you can go on a game tour.
Some of the stops on this route include:
* Mtunzini: Home of the Raphia Palm and the Palmnut Vulture,some of the rarest bird of prey in Africa (the bird watcher would love this especially).
* Eshowe: This is a white 3 turreted Nongqayi imposing fort built for the unique Zulu Police Force Nongqayi. The Zululand Historical Museum now displays of the Nongqayi in action and Zululand Mounted Rifles.
* Babanango: This small village is an excellent place to explore the battlefields of the KwaZulu-Natal hinterland, great history of the Zulu nation.
* Melmoth: This is the Mist Belt, the escarpment here causes the moisture laden winds which blow from the sea to rise and condense, quite interesting.
* Ulundi: The Ulundi Battle Monument and the kraal of Cetshwayo. This is where the monument and grave of Piet Retief and his party of Voortrekkers who were executed on Dingaan's orders in 1838 is.
Part of the South Africa (1999 - 2002) travel blog
Part of the list The Scenic Routes of South Africa
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