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Eshowe Tourism Map



Eshowe Sports Club
Norwegian Cemetery
British Military Cemetery
Martyr's Cross
Mbomboshana Signal Hill
Eshowe Hospital
Eshowe Country Club
Dlinza Forest and Aerial Boardwalk
Bishop's Seat
The George Hotel
Bishop's Place Guest House
The Old Gaol
SAPS Station
Fort Nongqayi Museum Village
The Residency
King Cetshwayo Memorial
To Eshlazi Dam
To Ruthledge Park Dam

Eshowe Sports Club

1 Butcher Street
035 474 2214

Norwegian Cemetery

The site of the original Norwegian Lutheran Church mission station kwaMondi - known as the place of 'Mondi' which was Rev Ommund Oftebro's Zulu name - is nearby but all that remains of this historic site is the Norwegian cemetery.

British Military Cemetery

During the Anglo Zulu War the British forces were surrounded by Zulu warriors for 10 weeks at kwaMondi. By the time relief arrived 25 British officers and soldiers had died due to the lack of adequate medical provisions and they are buried in the nearby British Military Cemetery.

Martyr's Cross

Spectacular views can be enjoyed from Martyr's Cross on the outskirts of Eshowe. The simple cross on a high bluff overlooking the deep uMlalazi river valley below marks the burial site of the first Zulu Christian martyr, Maqhamusela Khanyile, a convert who was executed in 1877 for refusing to serve in King Cetshwayo's army.

Mbomboshana Signal Hill

Just a little further south east from this site is Mbomboshana - the highest point in the area - where the besieged soldiers, using shaving mirrors, heliographed messages to their comrades based at Fort Pearson near the mouth of uThukela river.

Eshowe Hospital

40 Kangela Street
035 474 4500

Eshowe Country Club

035 473 5000

Dlinza Forest and Aerial Boardwalk

165 Kangela Street
035 474 4029
Dlinza Forest and Aerial Boardwalk

165 Kangela Street
035 474 4029
Eshowe offers a variety of unusual attractions. Beside the forest itself with its hiking trails, fern-covered glades and rich diversity, visitors can now get a new perspective on the forest - a bird's eyeview - from the recently-built Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk.

Bishop's Seat

Bishop's Seat is a beautiful clearing in the forest where one of the early Bishops of Eshowe, Bishop W M Carter, would come to ponder his next sermon. It is now used as a venue for outdoor functions as well as an amphitheatre for the 'The Forest Noël' which the people of Eshowe present every three years.

The George Hotel

3839 Main Street
035 474 4919
Built on the site of the British Residential Commissioner, Sir Charles Saunders's residency. Originally Tavernors then The Provincial Hotel. Land was aquired in 1896 and present Hotel Built in 1906 adjacent the Great 300 hectare Dlinza Forest. The Hotel during the mining boom of the 1920s, was operated as a Stock Exchange for four months. This Hotel has been through the Bambata Rebellion, Union, Apartheid era and now part of the changing new South Africa.

Bishop's Place Guest House

26 Main Street
035 474 2371
The house was built in 1947 as the Anglican Episcopal Residence named Bishops Hurst - Hurst meaning "A place of eminence". In 1970 the house was purchased by the Lutheran Church to create a "Living Museum".
E 310 27' 52"
S 280 53' 56'

The Old Gaol

SAPS Station

73 Main Street
035 472 4211

Fort Nongqayi Museum Village

Nongqayi Street
035 474 5274
The Museum Village - in the grounds of the picturesque Fort Nongqayi in Eshowe - houses a series of museums covering a wide range of local interest from early Iron Age to contemporary Zulu art and craft, from natural history to missionary history and from wars between nations to the battle against the tsetse fly.

The Residency

In 1947 the British Royal Family (King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret) visited and were welcomed in Eshowe by King Cyprian. The family toured the Dlinza Forest and spent a night in 'The Residency' in Eshowe.

King Cetshwayo Memorial

King Cetshwayo's Memorial commemorates the spot where Cetshwayo passed away on February 8th 1884, and is presumably the site of the Gqikazi Kraal. Eshowe, south - west suburbs.

To Eshlazi Dam

Eshlazi dam is the bigger of the two dams, also known as the top dam. The dam has several picnic areas and places to "braai" or just make a fire. If you enjoy a spot of fishing the Eshlazi dam is the perfect spot to do so.

To Ruthledge Park Dam

Ruthledge Park dam is the smaller of the two dams and known as "the new dam" among the local community. This dam is perfect for a quiet Sunday picnic or a small get-together between friends.

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