Ubizane Wildlife Reserve is situated in the heart of Zululand and has a rich and abundant history, with the name uniquely derived depicting the prominent hills of the reserve. These same hills served as the Zulu's meeting quarter where the chiefs gathered to share their judgments and make significant decisions.
At the summit of Ubizane, Zulu for the Place of Calling, the Chiefs used to summon the people by beating drums and sounding huge Kudu horns. As the sun sets over plains below – one can
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almost hear the echoes of those horns… Ubizane Hill also served as a place from where communications were signalled across the valley to summon the various tribes.
With a history spanning more than 50 years, Ubizane is one of the oldest reserves in the area, with a longstanding heritage. Ubizane was originally bought from the local chief to be used as a cattle farm, after which it was converted to a hunting farm and eventually becoming an eco-tourism property in the late 1960's.