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KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Once you've booked your hotel or KwaZulu Natal accommodation explore our destination pages below for info on attractions, events and what to do in KwaZulu Natal.

KwaZulu Natal is a world in one province: to the North of Durban you will find the best of African game reserves and pristine beaches, to the West lie the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and temperate Midlands while to the South there await superb golf courses, fishing spots and miles of subtropical coastline.

Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures. This province boasts two World Heritage Sites, the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and the majestic Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. KwaZulu Natal offers superb beaches, sunny weather, game reserves, rolling green hills, numerous sugar cane plantations and relics of the great battles in South African history. There are 8 distinct regions and numerous 'must-see' attractions.

KwaZulu Natal Attractions and Destinations

Destinations / Regions of KwaZulu Natal

Greater Durban

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Durban

Greater Durban Metro is more than just the city of Durban with its natural harbour, busy port and Golden Mile of impressive international hotels and glorious beaches - regarded as the definitive coastal ‘playground in the sun’. Rather ... greater durban information

The City of Durban

Where to Stay: Durban Accommodation

Bustling Durban is the hub of the province’s business and industry and pulses with all the energy of a major port city. Luxury hotels abound on Durban’s beachfront, and this city is often referred to as South Africa’s Miami ... durban city information

Umhlanga Coast

Where to Stay: Umhlanga Coast Accommodation

Only a short drive from Durban, the Umhlanga Coastline begins more or less at the landmark lighthouse that dominates Umhlanga’s beach. From here, the long, sandy beaches are a cosmopolitan collection of white hotel ... umhlanga coast information

Valley of 1000 Hills

Where to Stay: Valley of 1000 Hills Accommodation

The Valley of 1000 Hills Route is one of KwaZulu Natal's best kept secrets. The Valley of a 1000 Hills forms around the majestic valley created by the Mngeni River and it's tributaries. Many artists and crafters have ... valley of 1000 hills information

The Drakensberg

Where to Stay: Drakensberg Accommodation

A thousand kilometres of mountain majesty, the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains) range is an adventure tourist's playground. It is also perfect for nature photography, easy walking and simple relaxation. Full of game ... drakensberg information

Natal Midlands

Where to Stay: Natal Midlands Accommodation

The Natal Midlands is the lush farmland area stretching from the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg in the west, to the sunny Natal Coast in the east. Numerous rivers make their way through the Natal Midlands towards ... natal midlands information


Where to Stay: Pietermaritzburg Accommodation

Shady, tree-lined suburbs, spacious red brick bungalows and upper-crust boarding schools reinforce the colonial ambiance of "The Last Outpost of the British Empire" as Maritzburg is affectionately known. The city has a ... pietermaritzburg information


Where to Stay: Battlefields Accommodation

Not only the place of some of the most picturesque landscapes in the country, the sweeping hills and knotty rock formations that pepper the rolling plains and valleys of northern and central KwaZulu Natal are also the ... battlefields information


Where to Stay: Zululand Accommodation

Zululand extends up to Richard’s Bay along the north coast of KwaZulu Natal and inland into the rural heart of KwaZulu Natal, extending north to Pongola, and including the little towns of Ulundi and Vryheid that lie ... zululand information

Elephant Coast

Where to Stay: Elephant Coast Accommodation

The Elephant Coast forms the north-east region of South Africa's unique KwaZulu Natal Province, stretching northward from Lake St Lucia to the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique. The region is so named because it is home to ... elephant coast information

Dolphin Coast

Where to Stay: Dolphin Coast Accommodation

The Dolphin Coast stretches from Umhlanga Rocks to the mouth of the Tugela River. The area boasts wide beaches and the warm ocean is the perfect playground for dolphins. The main holiday resorts consist of Ballito ... dolphin coast information

South Coast

Where to Stay: South Coast Accommodation

The South Coast, which includes the Hibiscus Coast, named such for the perpetual Hibiscus trees in evidence along the coast, is also strewn with numerous nature reserves, hiking trails, snorkelling and diving ... south coast information

KwaZulu Natal Attractions and Destinations

Popular Tourist Routes

Route 66 Zululand Heritage Route

Whilst the name of the route brings the battlefields of Ladysmith, Colenso, Dundee and Volksrust to mind, Route 66 is of a slightly different nature. Rather than heading up and around the N3, Route 66 takes one along a parallel route, slightly further north east, that links the towns of Gingindlovu, Eshowe, Melmoth... more information

Midlands Meander

The enchantment of the Midlands has long inspired many a visitor and resident to creativity and as a result, local artists, potters and weavers combined to create an arts and crafts route in 1985, which was to become the highly successful and popular Midlands Meander. The route stretches ... more information

The Amble

The Amble, also sometimes referred to as the Albert Falls Amble, is a complementary route to the Midlands Meander and Boston Beat. The route markets itself as 'the road less travelled'. But where the Midlands Meander is an arts and crafts route that focuses on the area north west of ... more information

KwaZulu Natal Attractions and Destinations

"Must See" Attractions in KwaZulu Natal

Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park

The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park has exceptional natural beauty in its soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks, and golden sandstone ramparts. Rolling high altitude grasslands, the pristine steep sided river valleys and rocky gorges also contribute to the beauty of this world heritage site ... more information

Royal Natal National Park

The Royal Natal National Park was proclaimed in 1916, and contains some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa. The main feature of Royal Natal is the Amphitheatre, a rock wall about 5km in length, and approximately 1000m in height between the Sentinel (3 165m) and Eastern Buttress ... more information

Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park

The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first Natural World Heritage Site on 1 December 1999. It is considered South Africa's third largest park and extends from Mapelane (Cape St. Lucia) in the South, to Kozi Bay in the North. The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park incorporates ... more information

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

The Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park is the only park under formal conservation in KwaZulu Natal where the Big Five occur. Established in 1895, this is the oldest game park in South Africa along with nearby St Lucia Reserve. Set in the heart of Zululand this is the oldest game reserve in Africa, where Zulu kings ... more information

South Coast Beaches

Blue Flag certification started as an environmental and tourism campaign in Europe to assure visitors that certified beaches are clean, safe and environmentally sound. Blue Flag status is only awarded to those beaches that achieve excellence in water quality, environmental education and ... more information

Midlands Meander

The enchantment of the Midlands has long inspired many a visitor and resident to creativity and as a result, local artists, potters and weavers combined to create an arts and crafts route in 1985, which was to become the highly successful and popular Midlands Meander. The route stretches ... more information

Sodwana Bay National Park

The small Sodwana Bay National Park consists of a narrow coastal strip of forest covered sand dunes. Sodwana Bay National Park was proclaimed in 1950 and is an angler’s paradise. Sodwana is a fairly remote area but people travel a long way to drive along the endless beaches in their four-wheel drive vehicles ... more information

KwaZulu Natal Hiking Trails

KwaZulu Natal boasts some of the most spectacular scenery South Africa has to offer! From the magical mountain range of the Drakensberg to the Wilderness areas in Maputaland, the endless coastline and the Natal Midlands. This beautiful area can be traversed and ... more information

KwaZulu Natal 4x4 Trails

KwaZulu Natal boasts the most spectacular scenery that South Africa has to offer. From the magical mountain range of the Drakensberg to the Wilderness areas in Maputaland, the coast and the Midlands. KwaZulu Natal has so much to offer 4x4 enthusiasts ... more information

KwaZulu Natal Attractions and Destinations

Featured Things To Do in KwaZulu Natal

Scuba Diving at Thonga Beach Lodge

Where: Mabibi
How much (per person): On Request

Mabibi lies adjacent to Africa’s southern-most coral reefs making it the only tropical dive site in South Africa. In global terms, Mabibi of ... more information

Hot Air Ballooning

Where: Drakensberg
How much (per person): On Request

Experience the awesome thrill and peaceful serenity of hot air ballooning. Hot air balloon flights are offered principally on the edge of th ... more information

Karkloof Canopy Tour

Where: Howick
How much (per person): On Request

The Karkloof Canopy Tour has been built in a spectacular valley of the Karkloof Forest Reserve. The tour includes long swooping slides over ... more information

On you'll find plenty of South Africa accommodation options. We've also listed nearby activities for any town or city in which you plan to stay. And the big bonus is that you deal directly with the venues - no fees involved. With eight world heritage sites, a multitude of game reserves and national parks, over 1350 ha of national botanical gardens, and exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture, South Africa offers the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. Enjoy your stay in KwaZulu Natal!
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