Eshowe has many places of cultural and ethic appeal - Shakaland being one of the most well known cultural villages in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Museum offers a rare look at John Dunn who was South Africa's only official white Zulu Chief and had 48 Zulu wives. Another special attraction to the town is the Vukani Museum, which has the world's largest collection of traditional Zulu Arts and Crafts. Eshowe has a wealth of fauna, flora and bird life beyond compare in southern Africa (in excess of 400 bird species are to be found) and is centrally positioned in an area surrounded by scarp forest and linked to other neighbouring forests by pockets of indigenous bush and grassland, which make it an excellent base for birding the Zululand forests.
This is a bird watchers delight! Dlinza Forest, which is in the heart of Eshowe, hosts birds like the elusive Spotted Ground- Thrush , while above Delegorgue's Pigeons can be heard throughout the summer months making their loud ascending then descending call. To the west of Eshowe is the Entumeni Nature Reserve, which has a forest superficially similar to Dlinza forest but hosting different birds like Yellow-streaked Bulbuls and African Broadbill which do not occur in Dlinza.
A trail wanders through farms and links the two reserves. This is the Prince Dabulamanzi Trail, named after one of the Zulu King Cetshwayo's great generals.
Eshowe is surrounded by natural forests, sugar plantations and orchards. About 15 km north of Eshowe is Lake Phobane, nestled in a valley, which was once the heart of King Shaka's Kingdom. This is a spectacular birding area and because of the wide range of different habitats in close proximity, a great variety of bird species can found here.
Eshowe's winters are warm, with temperatures during the day up to 23 degrees centigrade and nights just slightly chilly. At this time of year, the town has the best climate in South Africa. Summers are cooler than the coast, as there is an offshore breeze.
Eshowe is a mere 25 kilometres from the beach, lagoons and wetlands. Lying on a plateau Eshowe is
protected from the subtropical humidity of surrouding areas