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KWAZULU-NATAL

INCREDIBLE BEACHES AND DRAMATIC MOUNTAINS

Although one of the smaller provinces – it is often said that the diverse wilderness of KZN represents South Africa in one province. Incredible beaches, the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains, many game rich reserves, the historic battlefields route, the arts and crafts route of the Midlands Meander and the World Heritage site of the St Lucia lake system makes up this incredible scenic province.

The land of the Zulu nation, KZN also offers many Zulu cultural interactions, as well as a large Indian influence in Durban.

If you’re looking at getting close to nature and away from the crowds, then the Kosi Bay lake system with its raffia forests, estuaries, incredible birding and magnificent untouched beaches is the place for you. The marine reserve is a delight to experience with its turtles, whales and dolphins.

KWAZULU-NATAL FAST FACTS

SEASONS IN KWAZULU-NATAL
Summer: October to April – Kwazulu Natal can be hot and humid along the coastline with warm sea temperatures throughout the year.
Winter: May – September – KZN has very mild winters along the coastline, but in the Drakensberg highlands can experience snow on the mountains
CLOSEST AIRPORTS :
Durban, Richards Bay
LANGUAGE SPOKEN :
English, Zulu
CURRENCY :
South African Rand

HIGHLIGHTS OF KWAZULU-NATAL

  • Visiting the World Heritage site of the Ukahlamba Drakensberg National Park, South Africa’s highest mountain range
  • Drive up the Sani Pass with its captivating scenery and heart stopping hair pin bends before entering the Kingdom of Lesotho
  • The historical battlefields tour at Fugitives Drift with renowned historian Rattray
  • Enjoy a cruise in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Africa’s largest estuarine system
  • Visit the arts and crafts route of The Midlands Meander
  • Visit Sodwana Bay, a top diving destination with over 1200 fish species along its reefs
  • Watch the Loggerhead and Leatherback turtle eggs hatching on the beach as the young make their struggle to the water for survival (November to February)
  • The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park, Africa’s oldest game reserve and one of the best places in the country in which to see the endangered rhino
  • The Kosi Bay region comprises of four lakes linked by a network of channels. Its estuary is one of the world’s best fly-fishing destinations. This region of intertwined lakes, raffia forests, grasslands and coastal forest dunes is a paradise for nature lovers
  • Zululand is the most diverse birding region in Southern Africa with over 600 recorded species
  • View the Sardine Run during June/ July when massive shoals of sardines head north towards Mozambique on their annual migration. This is closely followed by thousands of dolphins, sharks and Cape Gannets

EXPLORE SOME KWAZULU-NATAL ITINERARY IDEAS

KZN BUSH, BEACH & LAKES

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KZN BUSH, BEACH & LAKES

Price : from R28 995 pp sharing

andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Kosi Bay and Maputaland Marine Protected Area

KZN HISTORY, BUSH & MOUNTAINS

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KZN HISTORY, BUSH & MOUNTAINS

Price : from R39 650 pp sharing

Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal Battlefields, Nambiti Game Reserve and Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve

DIVERSE KZN

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DIVERSE KZN

Price : from R38 488 pp sharing

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Northern Drakensberg and Midlands Meander

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African Spiral specialises in showing you all the highlights of Southern Africa with its many unique features, both the well-known tourist attractions as well as the lesser-known secrets. We are proud of our heritage, the magnificent natural beauty in which we live and the eclectic mix of cultures.



          

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