Gingindlovu is a village 21 km south-east of Eshowe. The name was first applied to one of Cetshwayo’s military kraals nearby. Of Zulu origin, it is said to mean ‘place of the big elephant’ or, more possibly, ‘swallower of the elephant’, referring to Cetshwayo’s victory over his brother Mbulazi in 1856.
Cetshwayo was the king of the Zulu Kingdom from 1873 to 1879 and its leader during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. He famously led the Zulu nation to victory against the British in the Battle of Isandlwana.
Attractions around Gingindlovu include the Amatikulu Nature Reserve, the Battlefields Route and the eMakhosini Ophathe Heritage Park.
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