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About Mtunzini

Perched on a ridge overlooking a nature reserve and the Indian Ocean, the KwaZulu-Natal town of Mtunzini is historically in an area regarded as the traditional home of the Zulu nation, South Africa’s most populous people. It was here that many frontier wars were fought between the Britis... read more

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bed and breakfast, chalets, cottages, guest houses, guest lodge, holiday homes, self catering.

11 accommodation listings in Mtunzini. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Ngoye Lodge

Guest Lodge in Mtunzini

NGOYE LODGE provides relaxed and friendly accommodation in a spacious well-appointed holiday home. Set in a large par...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV

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R630.0

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Hunters B & B

Bed and Breakfast in Mtunzini

Situated in the delightful, quiet and peaceful conservancy village of Mtunzini (Zulu translation for “In the shade “)...

Braai Area
TV

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R600.0

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Nguni Cottage

Cottages, Self Catering in Mtunzini

NGUNI COTTAGE is a secret hideaway, tucked away in the garden of NGOYE LODGE and the ideal getaway for those seeking ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Aircon

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R1000.0

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One-On-Hely

Guest Houses in Mtunzini

Mtunzini - A village blessed with a sub tropical climate offering stunning views over the Umlalazi Nature Reserve and...

WiFi
Aircon
DSTV

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R1855.0

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Nkawu Cottage

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Mtunzini

There are two bedroom with air conditioning.The living area has a sliding door opening onto a private braai area and ...

Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities

FROM

R950.0

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Mtunzini Forest Lodge

Chalets in Mtunzini

One of South Africa's favoured destinations is the inviting province of KZN. With an enviable location, putting trave...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Bar
TV

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R1495.0

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Tree Top Cottages

Self Catering in Mtunzini

Tree Top Cottage and Safaris is located in a small coastal village on the North Coast and more than 600 species of tr...

Braai Area
Aircon
Full Kitchen
DSTV

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R450.0

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Waterbessie Lodge

Cottages, Self Catering in Mtunzini

The seaside resort of Mtunzini is charming and laidback; boasting a prime location in KZN, Mtunzini is largely unspoi...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
TV
Braai Area
Aircon

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R900.0

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Toad Tree Cottage

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Mtunzini

The seaside town of Mtunzini is one of KZN's gems; unspoilt and hardly commercialised, this natural paradise is idyll...

Swimming Pool
Braai Area
TV

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R500.0

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Raphia on sea

Self Catering in Mtunzini

Raphia on Sea is set in a beautifully cared for garden in the gorgeous village of Mtunzini on the Zululand North Coas...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
Braai Area
Aircon
Parking on Premises
Internet access

FROM

R350.0

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Tradewinds Country Inn

Guest Houses in Mtunzini

A quiet country hotel set in the tranquil surroundings of a little town. Tradewinds Country Inn is conveniently locat...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
TV
Conference Facility
DSTV

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R1005.0

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More info about Mtunzini

Perched on a ridge overlooking a nature reserve and the Indian Ocean, the KwaZulu-Natal town of Mtunzini is historically in an area regarded as the traditional home of the Zulu nation, South Africa’s most populous people. It was here that many frontier wars were fought between the British and the Zulus and a battlefield route has been established in an attempt to recreate the events that raged on between 1879 and 1896.

The name Mtunzini means place of shadows and will be forever linked to hunter and ivory trader John Dunn who, being fluent in Zulu, became an advisor to the Zulu king Cetshwayo. Dunn rose in power and was unofficially treated as a Zulu chief. His settlements and constructions can still be seen in Mtunzini.

For those who love the outdoors, Mtunzini has a wealth of national parks, beaches, water-related activities, hiking trails and mountain bike routes. Yet Mtunzini is also a place to relax, the air is clean, traffic is missing and only the breaking of waves and occasional bird calls interrupt the quiet.

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Mtunzini

1. Swimming is not recommended at Mtunzini due to the lack of shark nets (there is an important Zambesi shark breeding ground nearby), but the beach is pristine, ideal for sunbathing and family beach games. Cool off in the lagoon.

2. Arrange for a local guide to take you to Moyeni, John Dunn’s kraal, to see the pool dug for his wives to swim (located in the Umlalazi Nature Reserve) and the Indaba tree where he took council and where festive events were held. The word Indaba means meeting of heads.

3. Travel through a sea of green sugar cane fields to reach the Ngoye Forest Reserve. The reserve houses a primeval forest with a high canopy, masses of birdlife and colourful orchids and bracket fungi on the forest floor. Keep an eye out for the elusive green barbet. A 4x4 vehicle is required.

4. Visit the 1028ha Umlalazi Nature Reserve, best known for the extremely rare white and rust-coloured palm-nut vulture that is dependent on the large raphia palm growing in the reserve. Hiking trails lead to possible sightings of small mammals, antelope, monkey and crocodile.

5. Enjoy a round of 9 or 18 holes at Mtunzini Country Club golf course which has stunning ocean views. The rough is thick and the course demands accuracy. The club restaurant’s signature dish is fresh salmon from the fish farm down the road.

6. The 10km, 25km and 50km Zini River Estate Buffalo MTB races take place around Mtunzini during May. The routes travel into dense forest and through the Zini River Estate where various species of antelope can be seen. The tough 50km trail cuts through the sandy Mlalazi estuary.

 

Transport

The nearest airport is King Shaka International Airport, 100km from Mtunzini. The airport in Richards Bay is 50km away for chartered flights. There are many car rental agencies in Durban city centre, Richards Bay and at King Shaka airport to hire a vehicle, or you could order a vehicle online. There are 3 taxi operators based in Richards Bay for transport to Mtunzini, however, fees are costly and it’s best to hire a car.

 

Did you know?

As an advisor to the Zulu king, John Dunn was granted land and was free to take wives through traditional Zulu customs. Although married to a white woman, he took 49 Zulu wives and sired 117 children before he passed away at age 61.

Undersea fibre cables, servicing many East African countries and the east coast of South Africa, were brought ashore at Mtunzini.

English is mostly spoken in Mtunzini. When travelling into rural areas, Zulu is the primary language.