Kwazulu Natal

Kwazulu Natal: unspoilt and historic

KwaZulu Natal is a particularly suitable area for wilderness lovers. But there are also many suitable places for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
In KwaZulu Natal you can enjoy the beauty and unspoilt nature of South Africa. You will find beautiful nature parks, vast beaches, fascinating cities and traditional villages. If you like an active holiday you can go deep sea diving, snorkeling, hiking, horse riding or golf.

The province consists of a number of parts that all have their own character. The Dolphin Coast extends north from Durban to the Tugela River. With a bit of luck you can see dolphins playing in the waves from the beach. The north-eastern part of the province is called the Elephant Coast. In addition to beautiful pristine beaches, you will also find beautiful game parks where you can go on safari. Inland you will find the Midlands Meander, an area with rolling hills and small waters. Many artists live and work here and the Midlands Meander Arts and Crafts Route is a fun activity for young and old.

The province of KwaZulu Natal has a subtropical climate. Rain falls particularly in the summer months (December-March). The coast of the region is sunny almost all year round. In the summer with temperatures sometimes above 30 ° C. In the winter months it is around 22 to 25 degrees on the coast. Inland towards the Drakensberg it can get cold in the winter with even snowfall. The temperature can drop considerably here.

Wildlife and nature reserves

There are also various wildlife and nature parks in this province. The most famous game reserve of Kwazulu Natal is probably the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which has become known for its efforts to protect the white rhino from extinction. Hippos and crocodiles can be found in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site located at the coastal town of St. Lucia. In this water-rich park you can make boat cruises, kayaking and snorkeling.

Durban is an important port city and seaside resort for South Africa. There is also a large airport near Durban.
Many hotels are on the Beachfront (Marine Parade). There are several smaller and attractive seaside resorts in the Durban area. Especially on the weekends it is very busy on the beaches.


For the seasoned adventurer, a trip to the Drakensberg (uKhahlamba Drakensberg park) is recommended. But also for those who love fascinating nature. This thousand kilometer long mountain range is the highest in South Africa. In this area you can enjoy beautiful views. The clear streams and sheltered valleys are treasures for nature lovers. The mountain range is called uKhahlamba in the Zulu language. This means ‘barrier of spears’.

Battlefield Route

Many wars took place in the Zulu Kingdom in the nineteenth century. The Battlefield Route takes you past various ‘battlefields’, monuments and museums that give a good impression of this bloody time. An interesting tour for anyone interested in history.


This is the capital of the KwaZulu Natal. It is located in the middle of the green hills in the Midlands of the province. The city has many historic buildings. The Lanes is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and has a labyrinth of alleys. Strolling through this, you get a good picture of the city in the old days.

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve
This is a beautiful water area with palms, fig trees, beaches and lakes located on the coast. Along the beaches in the sea at Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, snorkelers can find a paradise. It is not without reason that the reserve also bears the title ‘pearl of KwaZulu Natal’.

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