Indumeni mountain is an extinct volcano that rises above the battlefield towns of Glencoe, Wasbank and Dundee. It is located between Johannesburg and Durban and is associated with the areas military history.
There are 68 battle sites within a two hour drive of Dundee, the names of Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift and Blood River are the more talked of battlefields. It is in this region where the Zulus, Boers and British have all shed blood for the causes they believed in.
The weather that surrounds this extinct volcano is usually hot and sunny, and during the rain season beginning October to March, there are heavy afternoon thunder showers, the winter mornings and evenings are cool.
Though the volcano may be extinct, the adventure sports are very much alive with activities such as white water rafting, abseiling, hiking and horse trails being the favourite!
So apart from the tours specializing in its military history and Zulu culture and sporting activities, visitors to the region can take an agricultural or mining tour go birding or fishing and both in the little towns and local villages, there you will also find skilled craftsmen and women who produce exquisite curious, basketwork, beadwork, carpets and carvings.
Written and contributed by Trailsafari