Visit Kwazulu-Natal Game Reserves
The reserves of KwaZulu-Natal boast lush green terrain thanks to the area's coastal rainfall pattern. The woods, wetlands and grasslands combine with mountains, rivers, marshes and pans to create a rich environment, abundant with diverse wildlife.
Close to the coast, wild and remote, the region's private reserves offer visitors some of the best chances to spot cheetah in South Africa. First among these is Phinda Private Game Reserve. Set in the prestigious Hluhluwe National Park, Phinda comprises 17,500 hectares of prime conservation land and is home to the Big Five, over 400 bird species and six unique lodges by luxury safari company, andBeyond.
Elsewhere, the iSimangaliso/Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park is a World Heritage site located on KwaZulu-Natal’s Indian Ocean coast. A region of rich biodiversity, it's home to the highest density of endangered black rhino in the world. It’s also the site of the last major swamp forests in South Africa, which in turn are framed by 25,000-year-old coastal dunes home to some 526 bird species, and a number of significant historical sites.
Top itineraries in Kwazulu-Natal Game Reserves
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 Game Reserves
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…
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.
Found within World Heritage Site iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Rocktail Beach Camp is situated amongst wetlands, sandy beaches, woodlands and forested dunes, midway between Kosi Bay and Sodwana Bay. Surrounded by fascinating and beautiful wildlife, days can be spent relaxing along the empty beaches or…
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