Booking a flight to nearest airport to
Kwasizabantu, now direct to Durban King Shaka International ...[see new Durban airport information]
Two maps of directions to Kwasizabantu,
firstly within KwaZulu-Natal,
and secondly on a national
Although the whole KSB website is here for general information the following is
specifically for those who would like to visit Kwasizabantu Mission:
1. You may need the following contact information:
Postal: P.O. Box 252; Kwasizabantu Mission 3268; South Africa
032 4815500 (or 4815727 for Reception) (International Code is 27 and the zero of the code
is then dropped)
Fax: +27 (0) 86 2993808
The Reception does appreciate hearing from you if you would like to visit the
mission and they usually request the following information:
a) Name and surname of visitor/s
b) Date and time of arrival
c) Is there a special need? For example, is the person ill and require help?
d) Flight details. Please state clearly your time of arrival, flight number etc.
Transport to and from King Shaka International can be arranged by the mission. In
exceptional cases transport is possible from Durban station to the Mission. Please contact
Reception to find out about possibilities from the station.
e) If you phone, fax, or email, please write FOR RECEPTION in your subject line.
2. You are most welcome to visit the mission whatever your denominational
background. Although Kwasizabantu is Evangelical (see statement of faith) most visitors are
from a great variety of churches. Some may not have any church background but are seeking
help. Kwasizabantu does not proselytize but encourages people to stay in their own
3. Generally, there is a time limit of two weeks for those
visitors who are local (South African); although this depends on the person's needs. The
time limit does not apply to overseas visitors since they travel from so far to come here.
However, the South African Government does have visa requirements which may limit the time
a visitor can spend in the country. (click here to
find a South African embassy in your country)
4. Some general information which may be useful to you:
a) The weather is generally pleasant but is unpredictable. However,
visitors from Europe find conditions colder than expected because we do not have heating
in the rooms. Kwasizabantu is 1050 metres above sea-level and is in a mist belt. Even in
the middle of summer the mist can make conditions quite chilly. (Weather reports are
notoriously inaccurate but you can risk check some weather report websites, mostly for
Kranskop which is 20km from KSB and has similar weather. Here are some weather
suggestions: one, two, (and another interesting weather forecaster (satellite image of weather here.)
b) Kwasizabantu does not charge any money and no donations are
solicited. Food and accommodation is provided to all who come. Please keep in mind that
with our limited accommodation it does sometimes become necessary to use dormitories, so
we cannot guarantee that visitors will be able to sleep alone in their own bedroom.
However, wherever possible couples are put together in their own rooms or rondavels.
c) A shop is open during normal business hours. It is a general
store and also sells softdrinks and confectionary.
d) Two services a day are held in our dining-room hall. These
meetings (usually a message by one of the co-workers) are held at 10:30am and 7:00pm.
(Sometimes, if there are too many people for the hall other arrangements are made.)
e) Some enquire about diseases. No vacinnations are necessary to
visit our part of KwaZulu-Natal. However, should you also be travelling to an area closer
to Mozambique or to the Kruger National Park, it is better to obtain information about
possible prophylaxis medication. For more info on malaria click here.
f) If you are travelling from overseas please make sure that you have a travel
medical insurance. This is usually a requirement when you buy your ticket but please make
sure that you have one. It is reasonably cheap and can be of great help in a foreign
country should illness or accident occur. Should you be in Europe and you need information
about this (or how to book your ticket) an experienced travel agent, Mr C. Goebel, (see website) can be
5. General Directions for road travellers:
If you travel from Johannesburg there is the choice of travelling on the toll road or
the old main road. The toll road can be taken either to Pietermaritzburg or Mooiriver
where the Greytown turnoff can be taken. If you prefer the old (more scenic) route you
must take the R103 just before the Toll plaza near Ladysmith. Then turn into the R74 at
Colenso. This road will take you all the way to Kwasizabantu Mission. (Be careful of
potholes on the road between Greytown and the Mission.)
For those travelling from Durban: take the N2 North and turn in at Stanger/KwaDukuza.
The R74 will take you all the way to Kwasizabantu. The mission is about 50km from both
Stanger/KwaDukuza and Greytown. There are POTHOLES, especially coming from the Mooi River
and Greytown side!
about KwaZulu-Natal (or like to speak some Zulu? Click here for online Zulu dictionary & grammar
(for directions to Kwasizabantu's Malelane Mission, click here.)
Some Zulu history
(from a secular point-of-view)
Information about the new Durban airport information which is about 80 km
from KwaSizabantu. It is situated much closer to the mission than the previous airport and
it only takes about an hour and 10 minutes to drive from there to Kwasizabantu.
For a website which contains huge amounts of information about South Africa (some of
which might not be kosher), click here.
And if you're wanting to land at Kwasizabantu Mission by plane click here
Latest SA weather report here and (if you're really technical) the latest satellite weather image
(and, for a 12km, real-time satellite view, on our co-ordinates, click here.
See live webcams in KwaZulu-Natal: Pietermartizburg,
Like to speak some Zulu? Click here for online Zulu dictionary & grammar
Did you know that you can listen and learn some Zulu
the Zulu Bible on your mobile
Kwasizabantu Auditorium 2009