The four regions in this book document Jewish life in Natal from the time of Nathaniel Isaacs. They are also renowned for sugar estates and glorious National Parks. Enjoyed for its warm climate in winter, the various costal towns are holiday resorts. Pietermaritzburg provided Jewish communal facilities to smaller centres. The northern portion of the country saw much fighting during the Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars. The siege of Ladysmith for 118 days has been well documented when many soldiers lost their lives. It is the territory of the great Zulu leaders Shaka, Dingaan and Cetshwayo.