iLembe is a popular tourist destination, the town straddles the Tugela River, the traditional border between former Colonial Natal and the Kingdom of Zululand, the site of historical and cultural events.

The primary factors that attract tourists to the area are its beaches, estuaries and natural resources which include the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve and the Ingwenya Nature Reserve, and numerous historical battle sites.

Mandeni Municipality has a rich historical past, which presents major opportunities for tourism development in the area. The Tugela (correctly spelt Thukela) River is the largest river in KwaZulu-Natal, and was the historical border between Zululand and Natal.

Places of Interest

"Tourists can indulge in serene fishing experiences, travel to local game reserves to catch glimpses of wildlife, or go bird watching..."

Things to do