KZN, on the east coast of South Africa, is home to the country’s only kingdom – the Zulu Kingdom, a royal heritage dating back to the great Zulu King, Shaka.
A sub-tropical paradise, KwaZulu-Natal’s leisure options abound with superb year-round sunshine, golden beaches, towering mountains, abundant wildlife, historic battlefields, numerous water-sports, 2 world heritage sites, a rich history and a host of ‘must-see-must-do’ action attractions, all set against a backdrop of gorgeous natural beauty.
KZN’s coastal belt enjoys a sub-tropical coastal climate while winters are mild, with clear sunny days, making this an idyllic year-round tourist hotspot. The 600km coastal belt features a host of sun-drenched beaches ideal for swimming, surfing, fishing and scuba-diving.
Central to the coastal strip is the province’s major city, Durban, renowned for its beaches – the Golden Mile – a 6km walk – together with an exciting theme park, uShaka Marine World.
This province is a shopper’s haven, from narrow and winding city arcades to open-air markets and teeming with curios to sophisticated shopping malls filled with major chain stores and international boutiques.
On the north coast, 2 hours from Durban, lies the iSimangaliso Wetland Park at St. Lucia – South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. This area is home to various game reserves, including the oldest in Africa, the Hluhluwe-Mfolozi Game Reserve, making this an excellent safari destination with great opportunities of game-viewing.
The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park – the province’s second World Heritage Site – forms part of the majestic 200km long mountain range in the interior. The Drakensberg features awe-inspiring cliffs and cascading waterfalls, depicting the true beauty of nature, where the San people once roamed, leaving behind a rich tapestry of rock art depicting their daily life.
Visitors are spoiled for choice, selecting to simply relax or embrace a range of adrenalin-pulsing adventures.