EXPLORING KWAZULU NATAL
Absolutely out of this world. A multi-cultural showpiece global destination. The Zulu Kingdom, or the Province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has a devout following throughout continental Africa. And it is right up there on "must-see, must- do" lists of discerning travelers around the world.These are all just some of the reasons why KZN remains a firm leader in the South African tourism space. Nowhere else in the world will you find such a unique fusion of raw natural beauty, modern sophistication, cultural diversity and pulsating energy – all in the most breathtaking natural setting.
Explore the natural environment of some of South Africa’s premier game and marine reserves in the northern coastal regions, the magnificent Drakensberg area and the sun lover’s paradise of beautiful beaches on the South Coast. The intrepid traveller may go as far as Transkei to experience the rugged coastal landscape and rich African culture found there.
How much time do you need?
DRAKENSBERG & BATTLEFIELDS - ideal to explore if you are travelling to KZN from Johannesburg - take at least a day and overnight in the mountains with trout fishing, art routes such as the Midlands Meander and great golf courses! If you are interested in the Battlefields, take at least 2 days so that you can explore and go on a guided tour!
NORTH COAST - travel from Mpumalanga through Swaziland and make sure to stop over on the KZN North Coast. Here you will find game reserves like Hluhluwe, marine wetland areas at St Lucia. The biggest elephant tuskers in Africa are found in Tembe. The Dolphin Coast is South Africa’s most popular holiday destination.
SOUTH COAST - if it’s sun and fabulous beaches that you are looking for, the KZN South Coast is the place to go! Explore the fantastical subtropical region - that also is home to the smallest desert in the world! Experience nature at Oribi Gorge and explore the orchid farm - as well as many other interesting places!