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
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.
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.
Exceptional hotels form the basis of exceptional holidays and this luxury getaway combines nights in three of South Africa’s finest. Stay right on Cape Town’s picturesque coast, enjoy a wilderness retreat in the Cederberg Mountains and relax at a beachfront hideaway in Durban.
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.
Top places to stay in Kwazulu-Natal
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…
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.
A picturesque mountain resort nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg Mountain range, a World Heritage Site renowned for its natural beauty.
Where to go in Kwazulu-Natal
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.
The majestic World Heritage-listed Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park mountains border the edge of KwaZulu-Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho.
When to go to Kwazulu-Natal
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.
British Airways has introduced new, non-stop flights to Durban, South Africa. Starting 29 October 2018, the service will make getting to Durban and the superb KwaZulu-Natal region more accessible than ever before.
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