THE KINGDOM OF SHAKA ZULU
Today I am going to describe a harvest trip to KwaZulu Natal, one of the provinces of South Africa located by the Indian Ocean.
For your pleasure I will share a series of photos that I took from some places visited.
Today more photos than conversation !!!
Travel by plane from Johannesburg to Durban and stay based on a wonderful beach resort - Umshlanga- located near Durban.
The pretext for a collection of chips , allows us to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding areas.
UMSHLANGA – a Paradise
Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom ( 1 casino) 1 Sibaya Dr, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban.OPENED DECEMBER 2004
Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom This Durban hotel and casino is a magical kingdom situated north of Durban central, between Umdloti and Umhlanga. Only minutes from Durban’s King Shaka airport, Sibaya’s Durban casino is the ideal, central location for conferences, functions and that quick little getaway. Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom offers an exciting casino, a cultural fusion of culinary delights, sublime shows and ever-evolving winning opportunities. Experience the dazzle and the delight whenever you walk through the doors of Afrisun KZN’s Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom. With expansive views over the warm, Indian Ocean as well as inland views over the beautiful rolling hills of Zululand, you have the best of nature combined with cutting-edge design and architecture, incorporated into one exciting venue ( from casino site). Operator Afrisun KZN, Management company Sun International. 1212 slots and 45 tables (2011).During the time that the Sibaya Casino was built , a temporary casino, The Sugar Mill ,opened on Feb 2001, was installed at Mount Edgecombe. When Sibaya was opened, Sugar Mil was closed.
PIETERMARITZBURG (1 casino) OPENED September 2001
Pietermaritzburg is the capital of KwaZulu Natal and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. It was founded in 1838 . It is a regionally important industrial hub.
There exist one interpretatiion about the origin of the city's name. It says that it was named after the conjunction of the names of Piet Retief and Gert (Gerrit) Maritz, two Voortrekker leaders.
NOTE- Voortrekkers is the designation for the people that did the Great Trek , which was an eastward migration of Dutch-speaking settlers who travelled by wagon trains from the Cape Colony into the interior of modern South Africa from 1836 onwards, seeking to live beyond the Cape’s British colonial administration.
Photo from Voertrekkers Monument Museum
Mural and tapestry from Voertrekkers Monument
CASINO GOLDEN HORSE
The first horses of the Casino
2019- New horses
Durban( 1 casino) SUN COAST opened October 2002
Durban is the third most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town and the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Located on the east coast of South Africa, Durban is the busiest port in the country
SUN COAST Casino –OPENED OCTOBER 2002
Operator-Tsogo Sun Kwazulu-Natal (Pty) Ltd, Management company- Tsogo Sun. Slots-1330, Tables-50 (2011)
Durban through the ages
EMPANGENI (1 casino)
Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort
Empangeni is a town approximately 160 kilometres north of Durban, in hilly countryside, surrounded by sugar cane plantations.
Was Tusk Umfolozi Casino. Operator- Peermont Global (KZN) (Pty) Ltd, Management Company- Peermont Global Management. Slots-267, Tables-12.In 2006 Peermont controlled the interest acquired in Tusk Resorts, including Tusk Mmabatho, Tusk Rio, Tusk Venda, Tusk Taung and Tusk Umfolozi. Tusk Umfolozi was opened in May 2002. Was refurbished and rebranded as Umfolozi Hotel and Casino which opened its doors in 2010.
CHIPS, PLAQUE photos from CHIPGUIDE