Escape from the city to the lush green of the legendary Valley of 1000 Hills, immerse yourself in Zulu village life and share a specially prepared meal with a local family in their home. Zululand is situated along the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal, framed by the warm Indian Ocean to the east, the Tugela River in the south and the Pongolo River in the north. This region is home to one of Africa’s most proud and once most feared tribes under the rule of the legendary King Shaka.

Start your journey with a stop at the Markets of Warwick to pick up fresh ingredients or your home cooked lunch. Drive about 45 minutes outside of the city, taking in the picturesque scenery along the way. Descend into the valley of green to iSithumba, where you’ll meet a local guide who will take you on a walk through the village and learn about the legend behind the surrounding rocks. Visit a traditional healer and a local chief, and engage with Zulu traditional customs firsthand. Share a home cooked meal with a local family in their rondavel or under the trees outside, before heading back into the city.