Shembe Settlement of Ekuphakameni and Ebuhleni
The Shembe Settlements are a must see for those of you that love history and culture.
Ekuphakameni, meaning ‘elevated place’ is original settlement of Isaiah Shembe’s religious community, Ibandla LamNazaretha. The site houses the original Shembe temple, built in 1918 by Shembe volunteers.
Ebuhleni is a home to Ebuhleni International church. In 1976 after a succession dispute, this religious community broke away from the original Shembe community, Ibandla Lama Nazaretha.
If you are looking for somewhere different to spend an afternoon or even an hour or two look no further than the splendid Makaranga Botanical Gardens. With thirty acres of indigenous and exotic botanical gardens, 18 ponds, meandering streams and a waterfall await your discovery and offer you their joy and healing. Experience the largest private collection of Zimbabwean stone art in Southern Africa as well as hand selected Italian sculptures.
Founded by John Langalibalele Dube in 1900. John Dube fundraised in the United States for the school he intended to start in Natal. First known as Zulu Christian Industrial School, later known as Ohlange Institute, opened on 26 July 1901, the first black controlled institution of its kind in South Africa.