Kwazulu Natal

The melting pot of Zulu, European and Indian cultures, KwaZulu Natal is a province of vivid contrasts. Besides two World Heritage sites – the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park the province offers sun and sand, warm waters, rolling fields of sugar cane, Game Reserves (Big 5), spectacular mountains and relics of some great war battles in the South African history.

Top attractions:

Durban is South Africas 3rd largest city and the host the busiest harbour port. Blessed with a balmy tropical climate and lovely beaches at the coastal resorts to the north and south.

City attractions: Golden Mile, uShaka Marine World, Harbour Tours, Umgeni River Bird Park, Fitzsimons Snake Park and Victoria Street Oriental Market.

Khahlamba-Drakensberg Park, meaning Barrier of Spears offers outstanding scenery and plenty for the fit and active. A 4×4 tour via Sani Pass provide access to the neighbouring country of Lesotho.Battlefields: History lovers should not miss scenic and dramatic battlefields of the Anglo Zulu and Anglo Boer wars Isandlwana, Rorkes Drift, Blood River, Spioenkop and Talana.

Maputoland, the coastal plains in north-eastern KwaZulu containing the Ndumo and Mkuze game reserves, the Tembe Elephant Park, the Kosi Bay National Park and Lake Sibaya. Phinda Game Reserve offers safaris packages at luxury Game Lodges.

Greater St Lucia Wetland Park the largest of South Africas protected wetlands and annual breeding ground of the leatherback turtle along the beaches from Cape Vidal to Sodwana Bay.

Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park where the White Rhino was saved from extinction some years ago. Today one of the largest Big 5 Game Reserves in South Africa offering excellent safaris and great accommodation.

Shakaland Village – for an authentic Zulu cultural experience day visit or stay overnight.

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