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Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Durban
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    Durban by night
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    Durban by day
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    Enjoy a traditional Rickshaw Ride in Durban central
  • Durban Zulu dancers
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    Traditional Zulu dancers are a spectacle not to be missed
  • Ushaka Marine World
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    Durban's Ushaka Marine World is home to marine life and an amazing water park - a must for the kids!
  • Durban Dolphins
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    North Coast Dolphins frolick in the waves
  • Oyster Box View
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    A view of Umhlanga Rock's iconic lighthouse from the Oyster Box Hotel
  • Simbithi Golf Coures
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    KZN is home to spectacular golf courses
  • Oribi Gorge
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    The South Coast's spectacular Oribi Gorge
  • Oribi Gorge bungee
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    Oribi Gorge is home to adrenalin activities like bungee jumping and swing
  • Oribi Gorge bridge
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    Oribi Gorge suspension bridge
  • Leopard Rock Lookout Oribi Gorge
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    Leopard Rock Lookout Oribi Gorge
  • Uvongo Lagoon
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    The KZN South Coast's Uvongo Lagoon
  • St Lucia Estuary
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    St Lucia's magnificent estuary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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    The Elephant Coast's iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  • St Lucia Rhino
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    St Lucia's parks are home to the Big 5 like Rhino
  • Drakensberg Mountains
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    The breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains
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    Drakensberg Mountains
  • Isandlwana Battlefield
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    The famous Isandlwana Battlefield
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  • Battlefield Reenactment
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    Witness famous Battlefield Reenactments

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Welcome to the Zulu Kingdom...

South Africa's Kwa-Zulu Natal province, also known as Zulu Kingdom is a spectacular, multi-cultural masterpiece that offers an exciting blend of breathtaking beach, bush and mountains. Flanked by the warm Indian Ocean to the east and soaring peaks to the west, with savanna grasslands that are home to big game and rich history, it is definitely a place you need to see.

The province is divided into the following regions, each with its own unique attractions:

KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

The rugged and wild South Coast is home to a number of natural wonders from nature reserves to the 400 meter deep Oribi Gorge, a popular destination for hikers and thrill seekers looking to bungee swing or abseil in a spectacular setting amid waterfalls and tropical vegetation. The south coast is also home to the famous annual Sardine Run.

Kwa-Zulu Natal North Coast

The North Coast offers a more cosmopolitan feel that makes it one of the most popular local and international tourist destinations. From the province's multi-cultural port city Durban (Africa's busiest port) to Umhlanga, Ballito and beyond, you'll find long stretches of golden beachfront, with warm ocean waves crashing upon the shore, home to frolicking pods of dolphins all year round and majestic seasonal whale migrations.

KwaZulu-Natal Elephant Coast

Natal's Elephant Coast is home to some of the country's renowned Big Five nature reserves including the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and the iSimangaliso (Greater St Lucia) Wetland Park. Both of which offer unspoilt wetlands where wildlife abound and play host to Africa's Big 5. They also boast exquisite beaches where sea turtles come to shore to lay their eggs. A World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso spans 220km from Cape St Lucia to the Mozambique border. The area is host to Lake St Lucia and the St Lucia Estuary an area rich in lake networks, spectacular sand dunes, subtropical forests, swamps and wetland systems and all of the wildlife and marine animals that inhabit them.

KwaZulu-Natal Midlands:

Steeped in culture and history, the Natal midlands are known for their unique arts and crafts, game viewing oppportunities as well as the historical British, Boer and Zulu battlefields of bygone eras.

Drakensberg Mountains

The Drakensberg Mountains range offers some of the most spectacular scenery one can imagine. The area is divided into four valleys, the central Drakensberg is home to Champagne Valley, there is the Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley, Royal Natal National Park and Amphitheatre Valley, and then in the north, the Middledale Pass Valley. Each of these regions offers unique beauty and character with its own set of activities, but all have spectacular mountains as their backdrop.

Kwa-Zulu Natal

With so much to see it's great to keep the following in mind:

SOUTH COAST:

  • Oribi Gorge (home to a variety of adventure activities)
  • Umtamvuna and Vernon Crooks Nature Reserves
  • Crocworld (Scottburgh)
  • Uvongo Bird Park
  • Butterfly Farm (Ramsgate)

NORTH COAST (Dolphin Coast):

  • Ushaka Marine World (Durban Central)
  • Dolphin Coast Beaches (Umhlanga Rocks, Willard Beach (Ballito), Thompson's Bay Beach (Ballito), Salt Rock beach)
  • Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
  • Golf & Country Clubs (Zimbali, Simbithi)
  • Gateway Shopping Centre

ELEPHANT COAST:

  • Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Park
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Par
  • Wildlife, Birding, Ocean, Fishing or Cultural Safaris (Contact us to plan yours!)

MIDLANDS:

  • Midlands Meandor (the arts and crafts route)
  • Treetop Canopy Tours
  • Howick Falls

Battlefields:

  • Isandlwana
  • Rorke's Drift
  • Spioenkop
  • King Shaka's Grave
  • Elandslaagte
  • The Blood River Monument
  • Talana Museum

Drakensberg:

  • Cathedral Peak
  • God's Window
  • Giant's Castle
  • Amphitheatre Heritage Trail

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