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Kwazulu-Natal safari


KwaZulu-Natal offers a great mix of historical, cultural and natural attractions, with majestic mountains, World Heritage sites and plenty to keep you entertained. The Battlefield Route around Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift offers an insight into the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars, while the game reserves of KwaZulu-Natal boast lush green terrain thanks to the area's coastal rainfall pattern. The coastal city of Durban is South Africa's best seaside escape with lively nightlife and a marked Indian influence. The spectacular Drakensberg is one of South Africa's most scenic areas, recognised for stunning views and adventure activities.

Top itineraries in Kwazulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal Discovery Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,785 pp incl. flights

With KwaZulu-Natal perhaps the most richly diverse of South Africa’s provinces, this spectacular drive takes in everything from the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains and Durban’s beachfront charms to Zulu battlefields and an all-inclusive, Big Five safari.

Black spots and white pearls – South Africa & Mozambique

10-day tailor-made journey from £4,330 pp incl. flights

This indulgent getaway is the ideal combination of relaxation and exploration. Begin with a Big Five safari in South Africa and end by enjoying butler service on Mozambique’s white sands. Enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining, private transfers and ultra-luxury stays throughout.

Best of South Africa

21-day tailor-made self-drive from £5,050 pp incl. flights

This is a comprehensive introduction to South Africa’s myriad delights. Included flight hops, luxury stays and scenic drives along the Garden and Panorama routes will showcase everything from Cape Town and the Winelands to a Big-Five Kruger safari and the mountain beauty of Zululand and Drakensberg.

African Safari & Mozambique beach break

9-day tailor-made journey from £6,380 pp incl. flights

This is the definitive twin-centre getaway, combining a South African Big Five safari with the white sands of a private-island getaway in Mozambique. Enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining, helicopter transfers, stays in ultra-luxury properties and expert-led activities from game drives to dhow cruises.

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Top places to stay in Kwazulu-Natal

Forest Lodge, Phinda Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal

Contemporary safari lodge

Set in a rare and beautiful sand forest, the dense canopy ensures privacy and a calming atmosphere of Zulu Zen. Located between the Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, it is home to unique wildlife, over 380 bird species and the marine diversity off the nearby coast is said t…

Oyster Box, KwaZulu-Natal

Historic hotel

Situated on the Indian Ocean’s edge and overlooking the iconic lighthouse of Umhlanga, the 5-star graded Oyster Box is a classy, charming and intimate hotel.

Cathedral Peak Hotel, Drakensberg Mountains

Contemporary hotel

A picturesque mountain resort nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg Mountain range, a World Heritage Site renowned for its natural beauty.

Isibindi Zulu Lodge, Battlefields, Kwazulu-Natal

Traditional lodge

Located a stone’s throw away from the historical battlefields of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana, Zulu Lodge is situated amongst diverse landscapes ranging from montane grassland and valet thornveld to riverine forests.

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Where to go in Kwazulu-Natal

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park combines eight ecosystems and an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and was declared South Africa's first World Heritage site. The park's prestigious status was gained thanks to the beauty of the landscape, its unique ecological processes and the exceptional diver…


The battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal are crucial to understanding the history of this province and top the agenda for many visitors.

Drakensberg Mountains

The majestic World Heritage-listed Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park mountains border the edge of KwaZulu-Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho.


Durban is South Africa's third largest city and known as one of the country's best seaside escapes, with lively nightlife and an emerging café, shopping and cultural scene.

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When to go to Kwazulu-Natal

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The climate in KwaZulu-Natal is as varied as its topography suggests. The coastal region enjoys an almost perpetual summer, with warm dry winters and occasional rain in the summer. Winter in the mountains brings dry days, perfect for hiking, although it can get cold at night with occasional snow on the high peaks. Spring is a good time to visit, with warm, dry weather throughout the region.

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