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Fort Richards

(035) 474 1141

It was commenced on the 1 July by the men of the First Division, but apparently never completed. It is named after Admiral Richards.

Fort Tinta

Vryheid, 3100

(034) 982 2133

This was a stone, laager fort. It was built by Wood's Column between 19 and 21 January 1879 and garrisoned briefly by a company from the 1/13th and 90th Light Infantry.

Garden Lodge B&B

Garden Lodge B&B offers three-star accommodation with six comfortable bedrooms - all en suite with either a round bath or with a shower - in a tropical garden setting overlooking the adjoining sugarcane fields. All the r...

Gingindlovu Battlefield

(035) 870 2052

During a period of ten weeks during the Anglo-Zulu war, the British forces at Eshowe were besieged by the Zulus and cut off from communications and supplies. On 2 April 1879, the Zulus attacked the forces attempting t...

Golden Peak Spur Restaurant

206 Utrecht Street, Vryheid, 3100

Family restaurant

Gqikazi (or Kwa Gqikazi)

Eshowe, 3815

(035) 4741141

This homestead was built and named 'the abode of the slave'by King Mpande at a time when he was threatened by king Dingane. Mpande fled to Natal, but waslater to overthrow Dingane (in 1840).A second Kwa Gqikazi was built...

Gqokli Hill (Kwagqokli)

(033) 394 6543

Located about 10kms south of Ulundi is the site of an epic battle between the forces of Shaka and the Ndwandwe army under Zwide's sons in 1818. The smaller Zulu army survived the encounter against a much larger forc...

Grave of King Mpande

Nodwengu, Ulundi, 3838

(035) 870 0812

Mpande became king in 1840 after overthrowing Dingane at the Battle of Maqongqo. He was proclaimed king on 10 February 1840 and reigned until his death in 1872.

Grave of Piet Retief


(035) 4502254

Near the royal kraal Mgungundlovu is the memorial to Piet Retief and his party who were executed on King Dinganes orders on 6 February 1838. It is on the hillock used for execution, known as Kwa Matiwane.

Gunpoints, Lancaster Hill

Vryheid Hill, Vryheid, 3100

(034) 982 2133 EXT. 2271

The gun emplacements, one on the north side and one to the south on Lancaster Hill, date to the Anglo-Boer war of 1899 to 1902. Action was seen here on 11 and 12 December 1900 when Gen. Louis Botha attacked the garrison...