Afrikaans name: Gingindlovu
Gingindlovu main business area
On the 2nd December 1856 Cetshwayo defeated his half-brother Mbulazi at the battle of Ndondakusuka. Cetshwayo then set up a 'military' kraal called uMgungundlovu at the site of modern day Gingindlovu. The name 'uMgungundlovu' means 'the swallower of the elephant'. Cetshwayo went on to become king of the Zulus in 1872.
Gingindlovu weatherGINGINDLOVU WEATHER
Another battle was fought just a few kilometres from the town. The is one took place on the 2nd April 1879 and was between the British and Zulu forces. The British were led by Lord Chelmsford and the Zulus by Cetshwayo's brother Dabulamanzi. The British inflicted heavy casualties on the Zulus while only losing 13 of their men. A monumbent to the fallen British soldiers stands just out of town.
Gingindlovu is a small town providing services to the local community.
References and further readingThe Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 133
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 252
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 352
Country Life - Issue 182 - Author: - Published: 2011 - Page: 76
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 142
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 210
Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 119