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Fort Nongqayi Museum Village

7 Nongqai Road, Eshowe 3815, South Africa
+27 35 474 2281
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Stopover at eShowe

The curator at the museum was very knowledgeable- he had lots of info to share regarding the chapel... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wendy H
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A few hour to spare

A well set out area that has sufficient parking. there is a lovely restaurant on site and many... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
matthemj
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“guided tour” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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7 Nongqai Road, Eshowe 3815, South Africa
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+27 35 474 2281
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The curator at the museum was very knowledgeable- he had lots of info to share regarding the chapel and the fort! The tour guide for the Zulu part of the museum was quite vibrant and happy to share of her knowledge of Zulu basket making,...More

Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

A well set out area that has sufficient parking. there is a lovely restaurant on site and many historical things to visit and a lovely chapel. Well worth a stop and a chat.

Thank matthemj
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

More or less by chance we came to this museum in an old fort. We started by seeing the Zulu handicraft museum, where we were told all about the how and why of Zulu pottery, weaved pots and woodcarvings etc. Very informative and without the...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The best part of the "village" is the souvenir shop with a good selection of not-the-usual-run-of-the mill curios at reasonable prices and Gerti, a most friendly and helpful shop assistant. The second outstanding part of the village is the "Adam's Outpost" Restaurant. It is situated...More

Thank Gérard L
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Glad we have not visited the Fort Nongqayi Museum Village - it has been on our bucket list for ages - a well guided tour with the tour guide and a must for all South Africans to learn.

1  Thank DianevanVuuren
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Great opportunity to see Zulu- and colonial exhibits! Great (professionally) guided tour through the fort and church (acts as museum). Not too much information and not too little - ask if you want to know more! Coupled with a very well stocked curio shop, excellent...More

Thank Horst S
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Driving from St Lucia to Durban we decided to get off the N2 to see a little of the real Zululand and we were so glad we did. The scenery instantly became more interesting and on reaching the ancient Zulu capital of Eshowe we headed...More

Thank esspee2012
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited today and enjoyed the guided tour of the fort. The guide gave us minimal information and seemed to be slightly anxious to complete his tour with us. The exhibits were poorly presented and the guide gave us little time to read the information...More

Thank alders13
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

If you visit Dlinza forest and need a lovely eating area with lovely crafts and curios then this is a good spot just about 10 minutes drive from the forest. The most interesting aspect was the Religous obelisk with Hindu and other religion teachings and...More

Thank Shivani S
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Wonderfully presented, the museums are a real treat, as are the guides. The Adams Post restaurant is also excellent and look out for the butterfly "tent".

Thank HenonHols
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