A province that is diverse as it is beautiful. KwaZulu Natal, also known as “The Zulu Kingdom” is home to an eclectic range of activities and destinations to keep everyone fascinated.
From the impressive peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains to the golden beaches and warm Indian Ocean waters along the coast – with the beauty of game reserves, the midlands and the battlefields in between - KwaZulu Natal is overflowing with natural wonder.
Along with the scenery, visitors to KwaZulu Natal will experience fantastic game viewing and safaris, rich history, a vibrant mix of African, Indian and European cultures, and friendly locals.
Many visitors to KwaZulu Natal will begin their adventures in Durban. This seaside city is the gateway to the rest of the province and offers a hive of activity throughout the year. One of the biggest draws of a travelling to Durban is getting to experience the beautiful beaches and coastlines.
Other areas in KwaZulu Natal are just as great for a beach getaway with quaint seaside towns dotted up and down the coastline. World Heritage Site iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the North Coast is a sublimely beautiful protected wilderness area.
KwaZulu Natal boasts another World Heritage Site; the Ukuhlamba Drakensberg Park where you will find the impressive peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains. Another beautiful spot inland is the Midlands. The battlefields and the Zulu Kingdom offer travelers insight into the fierce battles which shaped both South African and British history.
KwaZulu Natal is home to a number of Big 5 game reserves which offer superb wildlife viewing. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Itala Game Reserve and Phinda Game Reserve are some of the most well-known.
KwaZulu Natal is a great year-round destination owing to its temperate climate and variety of activities available. There is something for all interests in KwaZulu Natal and the top destinations are in relative close proximity to each other, making it easy to combine a number of exciting activities and destinations into one trip. It is also a great add on for a visit to one of South Africa’s other top attractions such as Kruger National Park and Cape Town.