Attractions In Eshowe
Worthwile to visit in the Forest: Bishop's seat (an open site where Anglican Bishop Carter used to meditate). Later he cleared it for public use and used to hold an annual picnic for the children of the town. In 1953 a local resident, GS Moberley, feeling the venue appropriate as an outdoor theater, wrote a nativity play entitled "The Forest Noel" for presentation. The play was produced every 3 years from 1953 to 1994. It has just been revived in 2005.
Mpushini Falls and Trails: This is a historic site from the time of King Shaka where maidens used to bathe. A 20 minutes trail starts from the Museum Village entrance gate through a section of fern forest and over a stream to the head of the falls from where a lower trail can be followed but it is steep, dangerous and risky.
Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk: A 125m long boardwalk built in the forest, spiraling 20m high, overlooking the canopy of trees.
Dlinza Forest Royal Mile Drive: This drive was made for the 1947 British Royal visit to eShowe. Enter off Windham Road, turn right into Dlinza Street (opposite the Museum Village) and follow the rough dirt road. At the T-junction in the forest the right hand turn will lead you to Bishops Seat and the left turn will take you out of the forest beside the cemetery where you can turn back towards town and find the entrance again to the Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk.
Norwegian and British Cemeteries: Many graves of young British soldiers and those of early Norwegian settlers in eShowe. The cemeteries are situated just beyond Fort eShowe off the gravel road.
Ntumeni Forest: Approximately 15km from eShowe on the Ntumeni road, a 750ha reserve has small buck and a rich birdlife including the Crowned Eagle. Two hiking trails of 1 hour or 3 hours in the evergreen, mist-belt indigenous forest. There are no facilities.