KwaZulu Natal Things To Do

Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures. Show on Map

Destinations in KwaZulu Natal


Southport Beach

Where? Southport
This fairly quiet beach is a great sport for watching dolphins frolic in the waves and occasional whale watching. Located in the hub of the South Coast, Southport Beach was recently given its prized Blue Flag ...

Ingungumbane Trail

Where? Port Edward
Start: Umtamvuna Nature Reserve – at the office Finish: Umtamvuna Nature Reserve Duration: 4 km; 3 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: don't let the steep gradients discourage you; this is one of the ...

Freedom Café

Where? Greyville
Freedom Café, the brainchild of ad man, design guru, award-winning cookbook writer and entrepreneur Neil Roake, is the hottest new venue in town. The restaurant is housed in a red shipping container, expanded ...

Tweni Beach

Where? Umtentweni
A little off the beaten track, Tweni Beach lies just 2km from the popular holiday hub of Port Shepstone. A safe beach with lifeguards on duty every day, Tweni beach features a unique little pool dubbed a ...

Visit the One O' Clock Gun

Where? Pietermaritzburg
If you are walking through the City of Pietermaritzburg near midday you may hear the resounding noise of the one O’clock gun. As the sound of the blast runs through your entire body, not only are you made ...

Green Point Lighthouse Clansthal

Where? Clansthal
Green Point lighthouse should not be confused with the other Green Point lighthouse, also often known as Mouille Point lighthouse, in Cape Town. This Green Point lighthouse stands instead in Clansthal, KwaZulu ...

Rugged Glen to Mahai Hike

Where? Bergville
Start: Rugged Glen camp site, Royal Natal National Park, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mahai camp site Duration: 14 km, roughly 6 hours Fitness: difficult Our tip: Rugged Glen and Mahai camp sites are ...

Visit the Talana Museum

Where? Dundee
Winning the unspoken 'battle of museums', the Talana Museum arose victorious in the voting war as South Africa's Best Country Museum. 'Talana', a Zulu word holds the meaning of 'the shelf where precious items ...

Highgate Wine Estate

Where? Lions River
Most people know about Piggly Wiggly Village in the Midlands of KZN. What started off as only a couple of shops – a coffee shop cum deli and a shop full of collectables - expanded over time to become the ...

Emoyeni Trail

Where? St Lucia
Start: Mission Rocks Finish: Mission Rocks Duration: 63 km over five days Fitness: fairly fit, particularly as it gets humid, which adds strain to the hike Our tip: you will need to take tents along as the ...

Umzumbe Surf Camp

Where? Umzumbe
SA Surfari offers private surfing lessons to young and old, and lessons are conducted on the gorgeous KwaZulu-Natal coast. This company is situated in Umzumbe, which is a small beach town on the north-east ...

Boardwalk Inkwazi Mall

Where? Richards Bay
The Boardwalk Inkwazi Mall is one of the most popular centres of shopping and entertainment in Richards Bay. Here, more than 65 000 square metres of retail bliss awaits locals and visitors that are exploring ...

Firkin Hophouse Micro Brewery & Pub

Where? Westville
If you’re a big fan of beer and especially craft beer make your way down to the Firkin Hophouse Mircro Brewery and Pub at the Pavillion Shopping Centre in Durban. You can take a tour that is approximately 15 ...

Cathedral Peak Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak Hotel Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel Duration: 19 km, 12+ hours (one very long day, if you make an early start) Fitness: this is an arduous hike; you need to be very fit Our tip: ...

Barker's Chalet Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak Wilderness Area, central Drakensberg Finish: Cathedral Peak Duration: easy to reach Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: often used interchangeably with Sherman's cave ...

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