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Eshowe is the oldest town of European settlement in Zululand. Good base to see the Zulu culture. Inland, cooler than Durban in summer.

Get in

Drive up the N2 from Durban, turn left at the Dokodweni Plaza on Route 66.

Take the 'Black' taxi from Durban Station to Eshowe - R40.

Take Greyhound to Melmoth, take a taxi from there.

Get around

It is possible to walk from end to end in the Town Centre, but generally you will need a car.


There is a museum complex next to the fort, with historical museums and a Craft Centre. Tours are run from the George Hotel / Zululand Backpackers further afield, mainly to zulu cultural events like weddings and comings of age.

  • Eshowe Taxi Service, 116 Main Street, +27834315556. 7am - 7pm. Meter Taxi Service that is available for short or long distance trips.


Visit the museums. Tour. Drink beer (locally brewed) at the George Hotel. Fish.Play golf on Eshowe Hills, 18 hole course designed by Bob Grimsdel on the Eshowe Hills Golf Estate.See Dlinza tropical rainforest and walk the aerial boardwalk.

  • If you are looking for a great place to worship in Eshowe, the congregation here is great. They are able to translate from Zulu to English for all people. You can find the building off Main Street across from the Police Station. Morning services start at 9AM, Evening services at 6 PM and Wednesday services at 7:30PM.


Crafts. Locally produced crafts especially pottery and beadwork available from the Museum complex.

  • Eshowe Church of Christ, (PO Box 324, Eshowe 3815, South Africa), 0(11-27)354-42-656.


Memory Lane Coffee shop in the Pick'n'Pay shopping centre offers wonderful cooking and a relaxing environment to learn more about this lovely town. Ask to see the coffee shop's copy of an old Zululand Times magazine which provides insight and experiences from the past. Memory Lane also has a separate icecream and milkshake cafe next door. There is also fast food in town, dinner at the hotel or the Sports Club.


Beer.Zululand Brewing Co. is producing some fine hand crafted beer. Chelmsford Porter, Jantoni Pale Ale, Zulu Blonde, Bull Horn Bitter, Assegai Lager and Ultimatum Pilsner. Situated at The George Hotel.


  • George Hotel, +27 (0)35 474-4919. From R245.
  • Zululand Backpackers, 27 (0)35 474-4919. From R90pp.
  • Chennells Guesthouse, 36 Pearson Avenue, +27 (0)35 474-2894, [1]. From R600 pps.
  • The Chase B & B, John Ross Highway (Off R66), + 27 (0)35 474-5491, [2]. From R265 pps.
  • Amble Inn, 116 Main Street, + 27 (0)35 474-1300.

Get out

To Zululand. The Dam.

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