Ulundi is a town in the district of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. She was from 1994 to 2004 together with Pietermaritzburg capital of the province. The multicultural city is also seat of the head of the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelethini kaBhekuzulu. Ulundi in 2011 had 19,840 inhabitants.


In the village there is a museum dedicated to the culture of the Zulu.

Not far from the city, the Ezulwini Valley, also called the Valley of the Kings is located.


Particular Ulundis economy focuses on the food and tobacco industries.


Again and again there was political discussion to the seat of government of KwaZulu-Natal, the Zulu - dominated Inkatha Freedom Party would rather see in Ulundi. Since 2004 it is located in Pietermaritzburg.


King Cetshwayo founded Ulundi ( German: " high place ") after he became king in 1873.

1879 the place was the site of the last battles ( Battle of Ulundi ) between Zulu and British in the Zulu War.

During the apartheid capital of Ulundi KwaZulu homelands, which went up in the province of KwaZulu -Natal 1994.