KwaZulu Natal is a prime hot spot destination. With its rolling hills and mountains of the Drakensburg, chilled out road trips through the Midlands, game reserves, pristine beaches stretching forever and sub-tropical climate, this province has hundreds of exciting attractions. The choice is yours.
Party it up at the many clubs, have a taste of true Indian cuisine, discover great markets and malls, take a swim in the lagoons and warm oceans, or surf the waves. Discover the majesty of the Drakensburg Mountain Range and the wildlife that plays there.
It’s a melting pot of cultures, history, terrain and art. KwaZulu Natal is a paradise unto itself.
The province’s capital is Durban. Accessible by road, rail, air and sea, it is famous for its year round balmy climate, holiday attractions and exquisite stretches of pristine beaches, warm Indian Ocean currents and subtropical landscapes.
The Maloti-Drakensberg route abounds with historic and pre-historic evidence of its early animal and diverse human ancestry. The mountain range stretches 200km and is one of the World Heritage Sites found in South Africa. This area hosts numerous wildlife parks and reserves, waterfalls, wilderness trails, rock art and wonderful mountain lodges.
The Greater St. Lucia Wetlands is a most well-deserved World Heritage Site. Lake St. Lucia is an extremely valuable natural resource, with a unique mosaic of swamps, lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forest and grassland. It supports an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.
The Midlands. What a delight it is to travel the Midlands Meander, stopping in for delicious home-made delicacies, shopping for handmade and unique pieces of art, crafts, furniture and clothing or just luxuriating in the beautiful countryside. The quirky country homes and quaint hotels, where you can expect to be pampered, are just one aspect of this beautiful area.
The luxurious Country Spas’ and Retreats found in this area, as well as the mystical Buddhist Retreat offer succour to the body and soul. The Midlands area has a deep and extensive connection to the Anglo-Boer Wars. We can arrange for specialized tours of the historic Battlefields.
The Hibiscus Coast: This 70km stretch of coastline attracts thousands of holiday-makers every year. The small coastal towns of Hibberdene, Port Shepstone, Shelly Beach, Margate, Southbroom, Margate and Port Edward dot the coastline as you travel south from Durban. Stroll along the delightful beachfronts stopping into little restaurants along the way.
Sardine Run & Whales: A great tourist attraction every year in June and July is the sardine run, when sardines migrate up the KZN coastline in a northerly direction. It brings in its wake hundreds of dolphins, marine birds and sharks competing with fishermen and crowds of eager tourists trying their hand at collecting a slippery dinner.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is in the northern area of KZN. This area is renowned for its rich diversity of animals, birds, trees and plant communities. This is Big 5 territory and home of the White Rhino Conservation Programme. The annual migration of butterflies brings the surrounding bush to spectacular life. Over 300 recorded species of bird are to be found in this area including the rare Palmnut Vulture.
The Zulu Kingdom. The area stretching from far north of KZN right to Maputoland is called the Zulu Kingdom. The small kingdom gained world fame during and after the Anglo-Zulu War.
The Natal Battlefields: Steeped in history, the central and northern part of Kwazulu Natal is a beautiful land that hides a violent history.
Known as the Battlefields for the bloody battles fought over a period of 70 years between the Boers, British and Zulus, this area is rich in history, culture and sadness. It shaped the history of South Africa.
Meet our Battlefield guides and weep with them as they bring the Battles to life, and describe the futility of war.
Set in an area of scenic splendour numerous battle site routes have been developed. You can visit places like Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift where these epic conflicts are brought to life with re-enacted battles. The famous Battle of Blood River, so named because the river ran red with the blood of the Zulu’s, is a site not to be missed by any history lover.
Where the Big 5 roam free, in a land of Kings and where history was made. Battlefields, beaches, exquisitely warm water currents, this is the heartland of the proud Zulu Nation.
For a special treat, travel to the beautiful Elephant Coast, where, seasonally, Loggerhead and Leatherback baby turtles smash out of their eggs laid along the beach, and desperately struggle to the sea. Many are picked up by foraging birds, and more still by hunting water predators. The beauty of nature and the desperate will to survive is something that will enthral you.
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