Stanger-KwaDukuza


Description:


The town Stanger was renamed to KwaDukuza in 2006. "Kwa” meaning "the house of"‘ or "the place of"’.


The Zulu King Shaka founded the town and named the town KwaDukuza, which means the “Place of the Lost Person”. The town was burnt to ashes after King Shaka was assassinated by his brothers: Dingane and Mhlangana in 1828.


45 years later, European settlers built a town there and named it Stanger, after William Stanger who was the Surveyor-General of Natal. In 1949 the town became a municipality and became an important sugar-producing district.

 

As the town has a lot of history to it, while you are visiting you can visit the following historical sites:

•The Shaka Memorial:  is the resting place of the Zulu King Shaka and the provincial heritage site.
•The Mahogany Tree: is in front of the municipal offices, where King Shaka use to hold meetings.
•The Shaka Day Festival: which is held 24 September yearly in the KwaDukuza Recreation Grounds. It is a colourful festival that celebrates the importance of the Zulu Nation.
•The Stanger North Coast Museum: At the Stanger North Coast Museum you will be able to see historical items, information on King Shaka and information and information on the sugar industry and local history.

 
 
 


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