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
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.
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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