Durban & Kwazulu Natal

Adam Chapman

KwaZulu Natal is often regarded as South Africa's most African province for it is the traditional home of the famous Zulu tribe. This is an area of subtropical vegetation, diverse wilderness areas and golden beaches.

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Durban & Kwazulu Natal

The airports at Durban and Richards Bay are accessible via regular flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Alternatively, it is a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg to Durban and the northern Drakensberg or the battlefields are pretty much equidistant.

KwaZulu Natal offers an exceptional holiday experience. The Drakensberg Mountain range with its dramatic waterfalls and forested valleys offers a multitude of activities from excellent hiking trails to mountain biking, horse riding and trout fishing. For a deeper insight of the regions history we highly recommend a visit to the Battlefields of the Anglo Zulu wars. For the wildlife traveller a visit to the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park is a must. The area consists of an immense mosaic of habitats ranging from coral reefs and beaches to coastal forests. For a more traditional safari experience head to Hluhluwe-Unfolozi National Park or one of the private reserves such as Thanda and Phinda.

The KwaZulu Natal coastline has a number of excellent golf courses. From Amanzimtoti Country Club down South. Zimbali, the popular Umhlali country Club and the new links-type Prince's Grant are three highly enjoyable and top quality options on the North Coast. Whilst Durban Country Club is regarded as one of the top courses in South Africa.

The beaches of KwaZulu Natal are characterised by soft, golden sand, palm trees and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and are the perfect place to relax before or after your tour.

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Sample KwaZulu Natal Holidays

Below are a set of sample itineraries to give you a flavour of each destinations highlights in terms of properties and attractions. Our travel specialists will listen to your requirements and tailor a bespoke itinerary to match your specific preferences and budget.

Durban and KwaZulu Natal Holiday   image 1 Durban and KwaZulu Natal Holiday   image 2

for 15 nightsfrom £1,350 pp sharing

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • South Africa

This trip is for those wanting to explore all that the beautiful province of KwaZulu Natal has to offer. It includes a beach stay, a safari, an exploration of the battlefields region and a visit to the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. The self drive tour will begin and end in Durban.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
2 nights
Umhlanga & Ballito
2 nights
Drakensberg
2 nights
Battlefields
3 nights
KZN Game Reserves
2 nights
Maputoland
4 nights
Maputoland
Kruger Park and KwaZulu Natal Fly In Safari  image 1 Kruger Park and KwaZulu Natal Fly In Safari  image 2

for 8 nightsfrom £1,390 pp sharing

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • South Africa

The following is a set departure 8 night fly in itinerary. It includes a stay in the Kruger Park (with game drives and walks) followed by a 4 night stay in the sunny province of KwaZulu Natal at either Thonga Beach Lodge along the Maputuland coast or Kosi Forest Lodge in Kosi Bay. 

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
4 nights
Kruger National Park
4 nights
Maputoland
Cape Town and KwaZulu Natal Honeymoon  image 1 Cape Town and KwaZulu Natal Honeymoon  image 2

for 14 nightsfrom £1,180 pp sharing

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • South Africa

This sample honeymoon combines a quick visit to Cape Town before an exploration of the under visited, but beautiful province of KwaZulu Natal, known for its tropical climate. The province's beaches are its drawcard but it is increasingly becoming a premier safari destination.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
4 nights
Cape Town
2 nights
Umhlanga & Ballito
3 nights
KZN Game Reserves
5 nights
Maputoland
Cape Town and KwaZulu Natal Family Holiday image 1 Cape Town and KwaZulu Natal Family Holiday image 2

for 14 nightsfrom £985 per adult

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • South Africa

This self drive holiday to Cape Town and KwaZulu Natal is ideal for school holidays between June and Sept. Despite being winter, KwaZulu Natal has a tropical climate and is warm year round. The province's beaches are its drawcard but it is also a superb safari destination.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
3 nights
Cape Town
2 nights
Hermanus
3 nights
Umhlanga & Ballito
2 nights
St. Lucia
3 nights
KZN Game Reserves
1 night
Eshowe

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Customer Review

Honeymoon to Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana during May 2012

Customer Review

We had an absolutely brilliant honeymoon in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique. Our first stop in Victoria Falls was beautiful and the Victoria Falls Hotel was very charming. The room was perfect and the service at the hotel was great, we enjoyed visiting the falls and relaxing with a cocktail or...

Rated... 5stars

Signed:

Victoria & Chris Porter

South Africa Factfile

Timezone:
EAT (UTC+2)
Language:
English, local languages
Currency:
South African Rand
Best time:
Year round destination
Flights:
9 hours from Europe
Visas:
Not needed for many Europeans, call for info
Weather:
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