Tourist Attractions in Ubombo, Zululand & Maputuland, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Ubombo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Elephants cross river in Mkuzi

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Girls carrying water in Nkangala village

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View over southern part of Jozini Dam

courtesy of Hendrik van den Berg Panomario

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The small village of Ubombo lies in the Ubombo mountains that form the border between Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal. It is just a short distance from the Pongolapoort Dam and from the Mkuze Game Reserve. Its proximity to the Swaziland border makes it an excellent place to spend the night before traveling through the border. Just a few kilometres to the East of Ubombo lies the Indian Ocean, and in particular the great St Lucia Marine Reserve and the Simangaliso Wetland Park. This mountainous region is a particularly beautiful part of South Africa. It is dotted with game reserves and scattered fields of sugar cane. Ubombo lies at the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain, where chiefs of the Shangaan tribe were laid to rest. High on its slopes there is a taboo cave, used as a tomb by generations of the Gaza family. At irregular intervals over the years, strange lights and flickering fires are seen among the fissures and cliffs of the summit. Weird noises and strange calls are also heard.

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White rhino calves, Msinga MGR, KZN, 9/00

courtesy of ColinSummersgill Panomario
Thick-billed Weaver, Msinga, MGR, KZN, 1/88

courtesy of ColinSummersgill Panomario

The small village of Ubombo lies in the Ubombo mountains that form the border between Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal. It is just a short distance from the Pongolapoort Dam and from the Mkuze Game Reserve. Its proximity to the Swaziland border makes it an excellent place to spend the night before traveling through the border. Just a few kilometres to the East of Ubombo lies the Indian Ocean, and in particular the great St Lucia Marine Reserve and the Simangaliso Wetland Park. This mountainous region is a particularly beautiful part of South Africa. It is dotted with game reserves and scattered fields of sugar cane. Ubombo lies at the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain, where chiefs of the Shangaan tribe were laid to rest. High on its slopes there is a taboo cave, used as a tomb by generations of the Gaza family. At irregular intervals over the years, strange lights and flickering fires are seen among the fissures and cliffs of the summit. Weird noises and strange calls are also heard.