KwaZulu Natal is one of the most diverse provinces in South Africa. With 600km of Indian Ocean Coastline, fantastic Game Reserves with Big 5 game drives, Historic battlefields, retreats and spas to rejuvenate the soul, some of South Africa’s highest mountains, and an abundance of marine life, Natal is a destination in its own right! To add to the abundance of wildlife and activities, this province has an all year round climate, with some of the best visiting months actually in Winter!

KwaZulu Natal is an ideal self-drive destination. You can spend your entire South African holiday in Natal or you can combine it with other South African Highlights like Cape Town or the Kruger Park. It is a family friendly destination being easy to travel around and with great activities and tours. If you are looking for some romance or a honeymoon destination, winter or summer, there are super options in this gorgeous province.

With a colorfully diverse cultural heritage, Durban is the largest city in the province and enjoys close proximity to a number of excellent game reserves, such as Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park.

For those looking for something a little off the beaten track, KwaZulu Natal has some hidden away gems.

Game viewing and Safari’s have also become a must do, and the diversity and luxury accommodation offered rivals traditional Safari destinations.
One of our preferred partners &Beyond operates beautiful exclusive lodges in Phinda Reserve. Here Big 5 sightings are the highlight of your Safari, and the reserve has become well known for Cheetah sightings.

The landscape and scenery of Natal is magic! Towering mountains of the Drakensburg, beautiful to hike in summer and full of snow in winter. Long stretches of uninhabited wild beaches, and more popular Durban beaches. Lush tropical vegetation and yellow dunes. Rolling hills and quaint stops in the Natal Midlands. History and battles at Fugitives Drift or Three Tree Hill. The Zulu people have a fascinating culture and history and you can even stay in a luxury “traditional home” at Isibindi Zulu Lodge.



For those who prefer to sample the best of both worlds, a KwaZulu Natal safari offers the best of the bush and beach experience. From the warm waters of the Indian Ocean in the sunny coastal city of Durban, to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the St Lucia Wetlands and the rolling hills of the wildlife rich Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve in the heart of Zululand, the province has it all. Take in some history with a guided tour of the battlefields or hike the trails of the Drakensberg Mountain Range, filled with incredible fishing spots and river rafting opportunities. A safari in KwaZulu Natal means that you can be as active or as inactive as you like. Read More


Formerly South Africa’s biggest city, Durban is a tropical metropolis blessed with warm weather and friendly people. With miles and miles of golden beaches and a recently rejuvenated boardwalk, the coastal favorite is a sun lover’s paradise. With the worlds largest Indian population outside of India, a proud Zulu heritage and colonial British influence, the region has an eclectic population that has resulted in a delicious fusion of cultures. Ballito and Umhlanga are popular family destinations north of Durban, with great kid friendly beaches, restaurants and malls. Further along the coast is the St Lucia Wetlands, a UNESCO world Heritage Site, and the wildlife dense Phinda and Hlhuwe-Imfolozi game reserves. Read More


The Drakensberg Mountains (Dragon Mountains) or uKhahlamba (the Barrier of Spears) is a 200-kilometre-long mountainous wonderland and world heritage site. The Drakensberg Amphitheatre is regarded as one of the most impressive cliff faces in the world, beating Yosemite’s famous El Capitan’s cliff by a factor of ten in terms of size! The mountain range is home to a number of graceful waterfalls which tumble down to the valley below and the impressive collection of crystal clear dams and rivers are extremely popular amongst fly fishers the world over. Read More


Situated in the rolling hills and valleys of the KwaZulu-Natal interior, the natural beauty of the area belies the bloody history of the battlefields of the province. With such military masterminds as King Shaka, Louis Botha and Sir Winston Churchill all having walked the lands before us, one feels a real sense of significance on the walking tours, which are expertly led by knowledgeable guides. When you’ve had your fill of warfare, the area is an outdoor playground with several hiking trails, 4x4 drives and river related activities. Foodies will enjoy the gastronomic delights in the nearby Midlands, just a short drive away. Read More