Babanango – The Jewel Of Southern Zululand
The Babanango area is malaria-free and found in the centre of the Kingdom of Zululand, the traditional home of the Zulu people. Zulu means ‘heaven’ in isiZulu, the local language, and the natural beauty of the area testifies to the wisdom in that name with its valleys, forests, rolling grasslands and tumbling rivers.
The name Babanango translates as ‘Father, there it is’. This refers to the high hill which is a local landmark. Another local landmark is the mighty White Umfolozi River, which carves its way through the landscape.