From Berg to Beach This Winter…
Take a journey through KwaZulu-Natal this winter; from the mighty Drakensberg through to the long stretches of tropical, verdant coastline of Durban and further along the North Coast, enjoy the chill or escape it – KwaZulu-Natal offers the best of both worlds!
For a true winter wonderland break during the country’s coldest months, and for your best bet at experiencing snow, head for the hills in the Drakensberg. Not only will you have a chance to fully embrace the cold, but experience the beauty of this region with its golden-brown, undulating hills, crisp morning air and snow-capped peaks of the iconic Amphitheatre, Cathedral Peak and Monk’s Cowl – a stunning sight to behold!
Not too far down the hill, approximately an hour from the Drakensberg region, you will find the Midlands Meander with its equally gorgeous, wintery scenery. Autumnal hues of orange, brown and gold, rolling meadows and plenty of quaint and cosy cafes, bistros, breweries and craft stalls pepper the countryside and make for a truly unrivalled culinary experience.
Stay at Midlands Saddle and Trout for a comfortable country break, this winter.
As you make your way down from inland KZN, you will find the coast just 2 – 3 hours away. With Durban’s balmy temperatures and perpetual sunshine throughout most of the year, this is your opportunity to escape winter! With temperatures barely dropping below 15 degrees Celsius, even in the middle of the coldest months, Durban and the KZN North Coast are a winter treat! Explore golden sand beaches, warm Indian Ocean waters and dense coastal forested areas – a true haven for surfers, divers, outdoor enthusiasts and sun worshippers.
If you plan on holidaying in the cosmopolitan centre of Durban, stay at The Palace or 10 South, located on the city’s famed Golden Mile Boulevard. Otherwise the North Coast beckons with seaside accommodation at Breakers in Umhlanga, or Perna Perna in St. Lucia.