KwaZulu Natal

Time needed: 4 Day(s) to 3 Week(s)

With a strong British, Zulu and Malay influences, KwaZulu Natal is a melting pot of cultures and landscapes. With its subtropical climate the coast is home to large sugarcane plantations and magnificent stretches of sandy white beaches while inland one finds the soaring peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains and the blood-spilt Battlefields region where the Zulu, British and Boer wars played out. Furthest north one finds the spectacular iSimangaliso Wetlands that form South Africa's border with Mozambique. KwaZulu Natal's main cities include Durban, home to the ever popular uShaka Marine World and Pietermaritzburg which acts as the starting point for the Midlands Meander. KwaZulu Natal is also home to a number for safari parks including Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park - known for its Rhino breeding program, Phinda Resource Reserve and Thanda Private Game Reserve all of which offer wonderful game viewing opportunities.