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Nongoma is a town in KwaZulu-Natal rich in the Zulu culture and home to the Zulu monarch. The town is surrounded by the Ngome forest and acts as a market town, serving the surrounding areas.
As mentioned previously, Nongoma is home to the Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini and his four royal palaces are scattered across the town. These are:
1. Khethomthandayo Royal Palace
2. Kwakhangelamankengane Royal Palace
3. Linduzulu Royal Palace
4. Enyokeni Royal Palace: Queen MaMchiza lives here, and it is the King's only 'traditional' palace.
In early September it is the site of the Umhlanga (Reed Dance) - a ceremony borrowed from Swaziland and adopted by King Zwelithini.
The town’s establishment was as a result of the British effort to deal with the warring factions within the Zulu, during the days of Shaka. The British built Fort Ivuna to act as a buffer zone between the warring factions. The town was originally... Show more