Add an exciting new dimension to your stay in Durban or Umhlanga. Head 20 km inland into the Inanda Valley, cradle of South Africa’s democracy and home to a vibrant semi-rural community living across green hills and valleys. Meet friendly locals, experience Zulu culture and know that the income from your visit changes lives for the better.


Our WOWZULU Marketplace at the historic Ohlange Institute, where Nelson Mandela first voted, is your warm welcome into the valley. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee, hear our stories and view locally-made craft. Visit the home and grave of JL Dube, first president of the ANC, and find out why Nelson Mandela chose to vote in this special place.

The WOWZULU Marketplace is the start of three half-day and one full-day village experiences:

Our community experience…


After a visit to the WOWZULU Marketplace, drive into the hills of Umzinyathi above Inanda, to the

picturesque rural homestead of master crafter Eunice Mtshali. Learn the ancient craft of beadwork and create your own Zulu love letter, while our guide introduces you to elements of the rich Zulu culture that surrounds you. (source:


  • 9.00am at Marketplace
  • Physical endurance: Easy
  • Cross Cultural impact: Vibrant cultural heritage
  • Day tour includes: Coffee, bottled water and guide (min 4 ppl)

Duration & Tour Start

  • Tour starts 9 am.
  • 3 hours duration

Buck Stops Here

  • Minimum 4 ppl
  • Departures:
    3 hours after tour starts and all rates excludes transfers, but transport can be provided at R375pp (min 4 people)
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