Zululand

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Situated in the Kingdom of the Zulu

Zululand is situated in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. KwaZulu Natal is known as the "Kingdom of the Zulu".

It extends along the coast of the Indian Ocean from the Tugela River in the South to the Pongola River in the North.

In 1816, Shaka acceded to the Zulu throne. Within a year he had conquered the neighboring clans, and had made the Zulu people into the most important ally of the large Mtetwa clan, which competed with the Ndwandwe clan for domination of the northern part of modern-day KwaZulu-Natal.

Zululand is one of the 11 district municipalities ("districts") of KwaZulu-Natal province. The seat of Zululand is Ulundi. The majority of its 804 456 people speak IsiZulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC26. It is part of a larger historical area also known as Zululand.

 

Geography

 

Neighbours

Zululand is surrounded by:

    * Amajuba to the north-west(DC25)
    * Gert Sibande in Mpumalanga to the north (DC30)
    * The kingdom of Swaziland to the north
    * Umkhanyakude to the east(DC27)
    * Umzinyathi to the south-west (DC24)
    * uThungulu to the south (DC28)

Local municipalities

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
Ulundi 212 972 26.47%
Nongoma 198 447 24.67%
Abaqulusi 191 020 23.75%
uPhongolo 119 786 14.89%
eDumbe 82 241 10.22%

 

Demographics

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
IsiZulu 779 206 96.86%
Afrikaans 11 382 1.41%
English 5 246 0.65%
Sesotho 2 297 0.29%
IsiNdebele 1 684 0.21%
IsiXhosa 1 130 0.14%
Sepedi 980 0.12%
SiSwati 946 0.12%
Other 916 0.11%
Setswana 409 0.05%
Xitsonga 142 0.02%
Tshivenda 128 0.02%

 

Gender

Gender Population %
Female 434 244 53.98%
Male 370 212 46.02%

Ethnic group

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 788 551 98.02%
White 13 769 1.71%
Coloured 1 521 0.19%
Indian/Asian 615 0.08%

 

Age

Age Population %
000 - 004 103 541 12.87%
005 - 009 116 193 14.44%
010 - 014 119 925 14.91%
015 - 019 111 383 13.85%
020 - 024 69 637 8.66%
025 - 029 50 739 6.31%
030 - 034 40 514 5.04%
035 - 039 38 739 4.82%
040 - 044 33 628 4.18%
045 - 049 27 697 3.44%
050 - 054 21 735 2.70%
055 - 059 16 125 2.00%
060 - 064 16 825 2.09%
065 - 069 12 309 1.53%
070 - 074 11 606 1.44%
075 - 079 6 390 0.79%
080 - 084 4 962 0.62%
085 - 089 1 300 0.16%
090 - 094 647 0.08%
095 - 099 440 0.05%
100 plus 121 0.02%

 

Politics

 

Election results

Election results for Zululand in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 394 233 [49.01% of total population]
  • Total votes: 218 270 [27.13% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 55.37% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
Inkhata Freedom Party 169 028 77.44%
African National Congress 32 688 14.98%
Democratic Alliance 8 831 4.05%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 379 1.09%
United Democratic Movement 1 025 0.47%
Freedom Front Plus 845 0.39%
New National Party 531 0.24%
Independent Democrats 483 0.22%
Azanian People's Organisation 365 0.17%
Pan African Congress 231 0.11%
KISS 220 0.10%
United Christian Democratic Party 220 0.10%
PJC 210 0.10%
SOPA 188 0.09%
CDP 169 0.08%
TOP 167 0.08%
NA 160 0.07%
EMSA 155 0.07%
Minority Front 152 0.07%
UF 141 0.06%
NLP 82 0.04%
Total 218 270 100.00%

Accommodation in and around Zululand

Leopard Mountain Game Lodge    accommodation in Zululand
Winner of the 2001, 2002 and 2003 and Hall of Fame for 2004 and 2005 in the AA Travel Guides Accommodation awards for Game & Nature ReservesLeopard Mountain Game Lodge is the ideal getaway where everybody from the old to young will enjoy a fascin... More

Bayete Zulu Game Lodge    accommodation in Zululand
“Bayete” There is a place where special things happen. Being one of the most densely stocked reserves in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, a drive with one of our knowledgeable field drivers is guaranteed to be a... More

White Elephant Safari Lodge    accommodation in Zululand
At the foot of the majestic Lebombo mountains and shimmering waters of Lake Jozini, you will find a special destination called White Elephant Safari Lodge. It is a place with magic and soul inspired by a dream and created with passion. Classic coloni... More

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge    accommodation in Zululand
Welcome to the oldest Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal! Thula Thula, family owned and operated, is situated in Zululand, only 40 minutes from Richards Bay harbour and airport, 45 min from Umfolosi game reserve - Cengeni Gate and less than 2 hour... More

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve    accommodation in Zululand
Pakamisa - the name in Zulu means "to lift up" and we assure our guests that their spirits will soar in this African Shangri-La. We offer discerning v... More

White Elephant Bush Camp    accommodation in Zululand
Life is a journey, a safari made up of a myriad of small, precious moments. In today s hurried, stressed world, most of us overlook these little moments along the way. It is these moments that make life happy and worthwhile. We need to re-adjust our ... More

Makakatana Bay Lodge    accommodation in Zululand
Makakatana Bay Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable KwaZulu Natal wildlife safari experience with its luxury game viewing rooms and excellent service. Guests are accommodated in 6 bright and spacious rooms. Three luxury game viewing rooms are se... More

Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge    accommodation in Zululand
Shayamoya is a true gem offering genuine hospitality, unique settings with stunning panoramic views across the Pongolapoort Lake, Lebombo Mountains, and the Phongolo Nature Reserve.Our speciality is the challenging sport of tiger fishing where the re... More

Bushlands Game Lodge    accommodation in Zululand
Within 300 acres of bush and game and 300,000 acres of National Parks, you will find Bushlands Game Lodge. Bushlands offers fully air-conditioned, en-suite accommodation that blend seamlessly with the African Bush and is connected by raised wooden w... More

Toad Tree Game Lodge    accommodation in Zululand
Self catering, fully equipped lodges situated within a private game reserve. Lodges are constructed from wood and glass, with all rooms having sliding doors opening onto private decks. Game viewing can be done from the comfort of your bed ... More




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