The R66, begins at Dokodweni Toll Plaza close to the pristine Siyaya Coastal Park, and ends less than 250kms further north at the busy town of Phongola but in that short distance, visitors have travelled through a world from another time. Route 66 passes through territory that has given rise to events which have captured the world’s imagination. The rise of Shaka and the battles of the Anglo-Zulu War have inspired novels, television epics and movies and today the scale and uniqueness of the annual Royal Reed Dance draws considerable international attention.

Route 66 is a not for profit organisation that has been formed by the Zululand and King Cetshwayo District Municipality tourism associations in order to promote tourism, grow income opportunities and celebrate the rich culture and heritage along an often ‘untouched’ route. The Zululand Heriatge Route links in the South with the King Shaka Heritage Route near Ballito.