In The Area: Hlatikulu Forest

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Call Digs Pascoe for a guide 082 926 257. He is a local historian and story teller who has community projects to train guides. He has contacts in the area and also at the Border Cave Tourism Office.

Hlathikulu is a lush subtropical forest. It is situated on a remote plateau on top of the majestic Lebombo Mountains. The forest is home to many rare animals and plants and worthwhile for birders who can recognize their calls.

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Located near the Hlatikhulu Forest is the resting place of King Dingane, successor to the famous Zulu leader, King Shaka. Dingane was forced into exile by his half brother, Mpande, from his royal Kraal near Ulundi.