Zululand will sweep you back in time. You will discover a sense of how things used to be among the forests rustling with life, the softly swaying grasslands, and mountains echoing whispers of the past. Here, the countryside is laced with wide valleys and crisscrossed by rivers, weaving a tapestry of astounding beauty and tranquillity among the impossibly green hills. This veneer of laid-back peacefulness dotted with luxurious hotels and other accommodation which attracts loyal visitors every year, belies a history marred by conflict. Zululands past is rife with war - tribe on tribe and nation versus nation; and these great battles are remembered at several sites dotted throughout the area. Other places of interest include cultural villages and museums, the magnificent Jozini dam for fishing and water sports, and nature reserves along the coast and inland, including the thrilling Big Five reserves of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi conservancy.