|Combo meal at McDonalds||$3.73|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$74.58|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$326.28|
|Local draught beer||$0.93|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.24|
|Pack of cigarettes||$2.61|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$4.20|
Vryheid resides at the foot of Zungwini Mountains at KwaZulu Natal province. It is rich in history and is tied greatly to South African’s past. When one begins of the sung hero Shaka Zulu, the mind drifts to this zone particularly Vryheid. Highly influenced by the Boers in the past, she carries scars of her own. For instance, the Anglo Boer war, Victorian cross won by General Buller and the 1834 murder of Dirk Uys at Hlobane by the Zulu warriors as he tried to rescue his father.
Even with a scarred like reputation, this city has a lot to offer. For instance, it is a great source of coal as it mined from here. On the other hand, farming is popular here and food is bountiful, sometimes supplied to nearby schools. Mostly this is a historical landmark that boasts of monuments that will make one curious and satisfied as the city oozes with information. Moreover, cheap flights to Vryheid can be accessed 24/7 from Mon to Fri.
Tourists will enjoy the Itala Wildlife reserve situated between Pongola and the beautiful valley. The reserve hosts, Rhinos, Giraffes’, cheetahs, leopards, antelopes and spotted or brown hyenas. This reserve is a sight to behold. Consequently, while touring this area using minibuses or taxis is by far the cheapest mode of transport. However, it can be a process spotting an ideal taxi as they are parked in ranks and each has a specific destination.
Essentially, if one is using a rental car, it’s good to know the condition of roads and the information is available on websites. In addition, the roads are either tarred or gravel conditioned, a four wheel drive is always advisable when touring as Africa is a jungle on its own class. However, for flight lovers, there are cheap flights to Vryheid and bookings can be made with companies such as Flight stats. The disadvantage of flying on short distances is that, one misses the high level of real interaction and the views of various sceneries.
There are also guest houses that work as a great accommodation plan for groups or families, for instance: Villa Beryl, Villa Prince and lodges such as Lancaster and Oxford. Most hotels in Vryheid have bars for wine and liquor fans, however, night clubs are also existent and one will enjoy Zouk and music from international artistes.