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Tugela

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Situated on the KwaZulu-natal North Coast, the small village of Tugela Mouth lies on the Northern banks of the mighty Tugela River. Rich in history, the Tugela river was a natural border between Zululand and Natal and it is here that the Zulu chief Dingane beat the British in the Battle of Tugela.

This is a popular backpackers destination for offshore, river and deep sea angling. Vasco Da Gama arrived here in December 1497, and because the fishing in the region was so good he named a certain part of the coastline Ponta da Pescaria (Fishing Point).

Aside from fishing, Tugela also offers a variety of activities and attractions including bird watching, an indigenous forest, hiking trails, water sports and host of historical and cultural attractions such as a Zulu Cultural Museum, and Fort Pearson and Fort Tenedos. The most notable event here is the Tugela Raft Race.

Sensayuma Backpackers offers backpackers accommodation with a 180° eagle’s eye view of the mighty Tugela River and Indian Ocean.