The Valley of 1000 Hills is named after the never-ending vista of hills that undulate from the distant Drakensberg Mountains to the Indian Ocean. It is here that you will find the isiThumba Adventure Centre, the base from where you can enjoy a wholistic experience of this beautiful place.
Local guides with unparalleled knowledge and story-telling skills will bring the culture, rituals and customs of the Zulu people to life as you tour our quintessential rural Zulu village. Visit a Shebeen (Local Bar) where you will be welcomed by a traditional Zulu meal cooked by one of the village women, and even spend a night in one of our homesteads waking to the sounds of the animals and glow of the sun rising over the rolling hills.
If you prefer a faster pace and are looking to test out the 4×4 skills of you and your vehicle, then enjoy a 3-hour trip along dirt roads, bush tracks and quarries under the experienced guidance of Monteseel Adventure.
For nature buffs, guided horseback rides or hikes will take through the spectacular Mamba Gorge will expose you to fascinating ecology ecosystems where you will see hidden valleys and impressive granite outcrops including the mythical iSithumba Rock, a key landmark in the area.
A perfect end to a day at isiThumba is a picnic at one of the prettiest sites in the province, the point the uMngeni and Mqeku rivers meet. Relax on the cared-for green lawns under the shade of giant fig trees or slide down the river on the natural rock slide. The site can get very busy over weekends, so bookings are essential.
- Any level of fitness and a children’s favourite, the trail is about 2 hours long.
- Start at GreenHub or use the isiThumba Adventure Centre as your base. Click here to visit the iSithumba, 1000 Thrills Website for information on accomodation, events and catering at iSithumba