Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Natal, South Africa

The Natal Coast

The Natal North Coast

Verulam is close to the new La Mercy Durban airport. It was founded by Methodists in 1850.


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This small sugar town was settled in 1850 by a party of 400 Methodists under the patronage of the Earl of Verulam. Verulamium was an ancient Roman town built on the Celtic town of Verulamium - "built above the marsh". Verulamium in turn was developed into the town of St. Albans. It is the third oldest town in KwaZulu-Natal. The Methodists' farms have now long been swallowed up by the sea of cane that surrounds the town. Before cane, cotton, tobacco, tea and coffee were tried.

Verulam lies on the Umdloti River. It was described to potential settlers as 'a beautiful lake abounding with fish'.

Close to the town is Hazelmere Dam.

At the weekends, the fresh produce market is well worth a visit with customers travelling great distances to buy produce there.

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Natal Accommodation Guide
Natal Accommodation Guide
Natal Accommodation Guide