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t The spectacular peaks of the Drakensberg range, a magnet for hikers


Prior to the 19th century, what is now KwaZulu-Natal supported a scattering of small fiefdoms of Nguni-speaking pastoralists. That changed over the course of 1816–27, after an illegitimate prince called Shaka usurped the throne of the Zulu fiefdom to instigate an era of violent social turmoil and intertribal bloodshed remembered throughout Southern Africa as the Mfecane. Using innovative military tactics, ...

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