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KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa's little gem, where mountains meet wildlife meet culture.

The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg mountain range is the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, and stretches the entire length of the western boundary of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Battlefields

The eerie stillness of the battlefields is a poignant reminder of the bloody battles for territory that were fought here less than 150 years ago between the British, Zulus and Boers.

Durban

Durban - home to curries, beaches, dive centres, and gateway to the safari lodges of KZN.

St Lucia Wetland Park

Visitors to St Lucia are likely to see hippos and crocodiles in huge numbers.

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Beaches, Battlefields and Mountains

KwaZulu-Natal has something for everyone - splendid beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean, excellent Big 5 game viewing, stunning mountain scenery, forests, lakes, vibrant city life and a bloody history of fierce battles, treachery and heroism.  Nowhere else in Southern Africa are so many outstanding tourist destinations to be found in such close proximity to one another. 

Surfing funThis really is modern Africa at its magnificent best, and it is astonishing that only a small proportion of visitors to South Africa (around 10%) visit this remarkable province.

Durban is a large and lively city, where authentic curries jostle with local seafood dishes as the most popular dishes, and the partying never stops.  An average of over 300 days of sunshine a year and a sub-tropical climate cooled by sea breezes make Durban the perfect place to enjoy the beach, go surfing or diving, or simply relax and soak up the sun.

You don't have to visit Kruger to see wildlife, either.  Many National Parks and private game reserves in KZN offer excellent game viewing opportunities, including the Big 5.  

Whether you are interested in history or not, a visit to the Battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu, Anglo-Boer and Boer-Zulu wars is fascinating, especially in the company of an historian who can bring the battles to life.

Diving at Sodwana BayThe Drakensberg mountain range is breathtakingly beautiful, and home to some of South Africa's best hiking and walking trails, not to mention excellent preserved rock art.

South Africa's first World Heritage Site, the St Lucia Wetland Park, is in the north of the region, and is a birdwatchers and divers paradise.  It is an area of coastal dunes, wetlands, bushveld, coastal forests and mangrove swamps, and is also home to the largest occurrence of crocodile and hippo in Southern Africa.  It also boasts South Africa's most southernmost coral reef off the Sodwana Bay coastline, a diving and snorkelling paradise hosting an extremely large number of colourful tropical fish species.

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Holiday Ideas

Nature at its Best

St Lucia Wetland Park, Thanda Private Game Reserve, The Drakensberg, Durban and KwaZulu-Natal.

12 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,205 US$ 2,001 ZAR 21,090 EUR 1,506 pp*

Battles, Bergs and Big 5

Nambiti Private Game Reserve, The Battlefields, The Drakensberg and Durban.

10 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,246 US$ 2,069 ZAR 21,812 EUR 1,558 pp*

Safaris, Saddles and Surfing

Amazulu Private Game Reserve, Pakamisa Game Reserve, Durban and The Drakensberg.

10 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,259 US$ 2,091 ZAR 22,040 EUR 1,574 pp*

Impressions of KwaZulu-Natal

Mkuze Falls Game Reserve, The Battlefields, Durban and The Drakensberg.

11 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,552 US$ 2,577 ZAR 27,163 EUR 1,940 pp*

Exclusive Spa and Safari Break

KwaZulu-Natal and Phinda Game Reserve.

7 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 3,437 US$ 5,705 ZAR 60,144 EUR 4,296 pp*

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