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KwaZulu-Natal, home of the Zulu Nation, with its subtropical coastline, sweeping savannahs and magnificent Drakensberg mountain range caters for the taste of almost any tourist.

KwaZulu Natal offers the visitor an interaction of natural wonders, modern facilities, fascinating cultures and a rich history - in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape with a variety of settings.

The Drakensberg and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park are the 2 Heritage sites and the primary game reserves are Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Itala, Mkuze, Ndumo, Phinda and Tembe Elephant Park.
 

 


 

KwaZulu-Natal Highlights
bullet iSimangaliso Wetland Park - iSimangaliso Wetlands Park is a world's must-visit address
bullet Ushaka Marine World - uShaka Marine World is a world-class entertainment and tourism destination
bullet Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve - Hluhluwe Imfolozi covers some 96 000 ha and an immense diversity of fauna and flora occurs in this region.
bullet uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park - The 243 000ha uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is one of South Africa`s prime ecotourist destinations.
bullet Sodwana Bay Nature Reserve - Sodwana Bay is South Africa's prime destinations for scuba diving and angling.
 





Amanzimtoti

Amanzimtoti is famed for its outstanding fishing grounds and surfing attractions, this is but a small part of the attractions the area has to offer the holiday maker.


Babanango

The town of Babanango is a centre of agriculture and is ideally situated for visitors wanting to explore the Battlefields Route with the battle sites of Fort Prospect, Itala and iTaleni in the area.


Balgowan

Kwazulu Natal Midlands is an ecotourism paradise, and Balgowan is situated in the heart of the Midlands and boasts some of the most beautiful countryside and wilderness areas.


Ballito

Ballito, just 30 minutes north of Durban, lies nestled between rippling fields of sugar cane, and is flanked to the east by golden beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Ballito has village atmosphere yet it offers all the modern amenities and services to holiday-makers.


Bergville

Bergville is a scenic town at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains with an untouched countryside. An ideal base to explore the mountains from.


Bulwer

Bulwer is located in the foothills of the Drakensberg, amidst rolling hills, lush forests and tranquil lakes and dams, it is an ideal destination for those seeking peace and quiet and good country fare.


Cele

Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve at Cele overlooks the beautiful rondavel-dotted hillsides of the nearby Zulu villages. The reserve boasts 56 mammal species and the abundant birdlife (some 300 confirmed species) includes a number of spectacular raptors like the Crowned and Martial eagle.


Colenso

Colenso is situated on the banks of the Tugela River and surrounded by the Drakensberg foothills. There are a number of battle sites around Colenso as well as monuments, cemetries and a museum.


Drakensville

Slightly more than three hoursí drive from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, and about two and a half hours from Durban, lies the small town of Drakensville.


Dundee

Originally a coal mining town, Dundee is today the centre of a large farming district and an excellent base to explore the famous battle sites from.


Durban

Durban is Africa's principal port and South Africa's principal holiday destination, with miles of beautiful beaches and hundreds of other activities and attractions, this is definitely holiday country, with a thriving commercial and industrial economy.


Empangeni

Situated in attractive hilly country side, overlooking a flat coastal plain,90 to 150 metres above sea level with panoramic views of Richards Bay and the Indian Ocean from the higher lyiing suburbs.


Eshowe

Eshowe offers a unique window on history as the oldest town in Zululand, with various secret places to visit and enjoy. Do not enter our area without first consulting with us.


Estcourt

Estcourt is a thriving center of industry particularly for livestock and meat products. Estcourt is also a gateway for tourism for the Drakensberg and Battlefields regions of South Africa.


Glencoe

Glencoe lies in the Biggarsberg range close to the town of Dundee. Glencoe has a proud railway history with several significant historical buildings in and nearby the town, including the Ghandi memorial, Carl Landmans House and Fort Mistake.


Greytown

Greytown is the centre of a fertile timber-producing area and part of the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields Route. The surrounding scenery ranges from rolling fields of sugarcane to timber plantations and hills covered in aloe and euphorbia.


Hibberdene

The gateway to the Hibiscus Coast of KwaZulu Natal is a cozy little seaside town situated 97 kms south of Durban called Hibberdene.


Hillcrest

Hillcrest is a suburb north of central Durban in a picturesque and tranquil country area with easy access to the N3 and M13.


Hilton

Hilton just north of Pietermaritzburg is a small Natal Midlands town offering a perfect stop for tourists to overnight while on route through the area. It is a great base for exploring Petermaritzburg and the Midlands Meander. A number of private schools are located at Hilton.


Himeville

Himeville is situated in the southern Drakensberg offering fly-fishing opportunities, golf courses and numerous rivers for swimming, rafting, canoeing and tubing. Horse trails and polo fields add a further dimension to the available fun and excitement.


Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe is strategically placed for eco-tourism, with cultural and historical trips to places of interest in Zululand and Maputoland. Surrounded by world renowned Game Reserves, Nature Reserves and Eco Destinations, like St Lucia, Imfolozi and Mkuze, and much more.


Howick

Nestling on the banks of the Umgeni River, in the heart of the Natal Midlands, Howick reflects a diverse character.


Illovo Beach

Illovo Beach on the south coast of KwaZulu Natal is 40km south of Durban. Illovo Beach is a paradise for the eco and fishing enthusiast.


Kokstad

Kokstad nestles in the mountains of East Griqualand and is named after the Griqua chief Adam Kok III who settled here in the 1860s. The Mount Currie Nature Reserve outside town offers walks and bird watching with over 220 species of birds, among which the rare striped flufftail.


Kosi Bay

The village of Kosi Bay lies close to one of the most fascinating and beautiful lake systems on the African coastline. It is a get-away-from-it-all coastal paradise.


KwaDuKuza (Stanger)

KwaDuKuza, was renamed to its Zulu name in 2006, before it was known as Stanger. It is a historic capital of the Zulus and is famous for being the place of Shaka's assassination.


La Lucia

La Lucia is located between Durban North and Umhlanga. This upmarket, quiet, scenic and convenient town boasts its own features and amenities that draw people to visit this seaside town.


Ladysmith

Ladysmith is a thriving, friendly town on the banks of the Klip River, acting as the commercial centre for a large farming district.


Louwsburg

Louwsburg a small village named after a farmer, Louw, who donated his farm Toggevonden for establishing of the town in 1925, is bordering the Ithala Game Park.


Mabibi, Lake Sibaya

Mabibi is situated in the area of the largest natural fresh water lake in South Africa, Lake Sibaya. Mabibi is a magical place of tranquil swimming bays and snorkeling reefs and exquisite sandy beaches.


Margate

Margate is south coast's major holiday resort, accommodating more holiday makers than residents! Beautiful beaches, a temperate climate and luxurious sea temperatures, with various activities and attractions close by.


Melmoth

Melmoth - established by the British when they annexed Zululand in 1887 and named after Melmoth Osborn, the resident commissioner. The town is an ideal base for travellers wishing to explore the major battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War as well as the historical heart of the Zulu Kingdom.


Mkuze

Mkuze is a small town situated just to the west of the Mkuze Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.


Mooi River

Set in a panorama of natural beauty the Mooi River area offers gracious splendour to rural simplicity with many varied and interesting places to stay.


Mtunzini

Mtunzini is home to tranquil dune forests that fringe sun-drenched beaches - a fisherman's paradise and nature lover's retreat. A tidal lagoon forms part of a beautiful coastal wetland area with all its unique plants and creatures.


Newcastle

A bustling, cosmopolitan town, Newcastle forms an important part of the Battlefields Route and is a sister town to 25 other Newcastles around the globe.


Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road is a pretty little town located 25km north of Howick. The town lies in the Natal Midlands in the heart of the Midlands Meander. Nottingham Road is a central village in the Midlands Meander, and as such is a popular springboard into the arts and crafts of the route.


Paulpietersburg

Paulpietersburg is a picturesque town situated about 50km from Vryheid and lies at the foothills of the Dumbe Mountain. The town's name is a combination of the first names of President Paul Kruger and Commandant-General Pieter Joubert.


Pennington

Pennington is a small coastal town on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Apart from a large sugarcane and dairy farming, it also hosts hundreds of holiday makers who flock to the seaside during the summer holidays.


Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg is one of Africa's most historic capitals - a thriving, friendly city in the heart of the Settler hinterland of KwaZulu Natal, the 'heritage city' of South Africa.


Pinetown

Pinetown is a small city just 16km west of Durban. It was named after the governor of Natal, Sir Benjamin Pine.


Pongola

Pongola is a small town situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal, on the Pongola River. The town is surrounded by 50 km≤ of sugarcane and subtropical fruit plantations.


Port Edward

Situated on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast this region with its sub-tropical climate enjoys a season almost year round. Port Edward is the ultimate holiday destination.


Port Shepstone

Enjoy surfing, swimming, fishing, deep sea fishing, river rafting, skiing, bird watching, game viewing, scenic nature, sports, fun, laughter, enjoyment as Port Shepstone - it is too much to remember them all


Ramsgate

Ramsgate is a holiday village situated near Margate.


Richards Bay

Richards Bay boasts the country's largest harbour and some of its most magnificent wetland scenery, with a well developed tourism infrastructure.


Salt Rock

Salt Rock is a popular holiday destination. This small town is situated just north of Ballito and Shaka's Rock on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.


San Lameer

San Lameer is a private coastal estate, well known for its lovely year-round tropical climate, stunning beaches, and picturesque rolling green hills. This is without a doubt one of South Africa's most popular holiday destinations.


Scottburgh

Scottburgh is a holiday resort town situated 58 km south of Durban on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast in South Africa.


Shakas Rock

Shaka's Rock is charming holiday resort located on the Dolphin Coast with a safe beach. This was one of Zulu king Shaka's favourite look-out points.


Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach is a charming coastal resort town just south of Port Shepstone. The town is home to one of the top shark and game-fish dive spots in the world - Protea Banks.


Sodwana Bay

Sodwana Bay is located between St. Lucia and Lake Sibaya in the Maputaland Marine Reserve. This reserve is the only scuba diving area along the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park (now renamed to Isimangaliso) coastline, one of the top diving sites in the world.


Southbroom

The coastal holiday town of Southbroom, enjoys a 4 kilometre sandy Indian Ocean beach frontage and has protected its coastal bush with passion. The town boasts two recognised swimming beaches and the coastal walk between them is truly spectacular.


St Lucia

St Lucia is a base for exploring the surrounding countryside like no other in the country - the wetlands, swamps, mangroves and lagoons making up the town's environment attract many eco-tourists and nature lovers, with extensive conservation.


Tongaat

Set on the banks of the Utongati River (from which is name was derived), Tongaat is an English village with cosmopolitan flavour, supporting one of the largest sugar producing districts in the world.


Ulundi

Ulundi is the valley of the Kings - a historical treasure - heritage of mystical heritage - birthplace of the amaZulu and capital of the kingdom, with magnificent scenery and mountains


Umdloti

Umdloti is set on the banks of the Utongati River. It is an English village with cosmopolitan flavour, supporting one of the largest sugar producing districts in the world.


Umhlanga

Umhlanga is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Natal North coast. Safe swimming in the warm Indian Ocean.


Umkomaas

Umkomaas is a small coastal town on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Umkomaas has numerous tourist attractions, but is most renowned for the superb diving opportunities created by the Aliwal Shoal, a coral reef about 5 kilometres offshore.


Umtentweni

Umtentweni is a small coastal resort town between the Mzimkulu River and the Mtentweni River (named after a species of grass the grows on its banks). It is an attractive destination for people aiming to get away from city life.


Underberg

Underberg, in the southern Drakensberg, presents excellent fly-fishing opportunities, access to Sani Pass and the Cobham Nature reserve and the district boasts three golf courses and numerous rivers for swimming, rafting, canoeing, tubing, horse trails and polo fields


Uvongo

Uvongo is a holiday village near Margate on the KwaZulu Natal`s south coast.


Vryheid

The verdant countryside and endless horizons surrounding Vryheid offers a relaxing getaway in the heart of Zululand.


Wartburg

Wartburg is a little piece of Germany that resides right in the centre of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Many of the inhabitants of this area are now fourth generation Germans and it is not unusual to hear German spoken in the shops.


Weenen

Weenen (place of weeping) was named in memory of the massacre of Voortrekkers by Zulus and established after avenging the masscre at Bloukrans (nearby). It is the second oldest town in KwaZulu Natal. The Weenen Game Reserve has excellent game viewing areas.


Winterton

Winterton serves a large community of maize, wheat and beef farmers and of late has become a tourist attraction offering everything from accommodation to adventure activities in the Drakensberg region.


Zinkwazi

On the North Coast of Kwazulu-Natal, lies the Dolphin Coast. In this sub-tropical paradise, lies the magnificent Nature Conservancy of Zinkwazi. The town is a unique coastal eco-experience of endless golden beaches and lush indigenous forests with spectacular bird life.