We offer 35 KwaZulu-Natal holidays. KwaZulu-Natal is South Africa’s Zulu Kingdom, with eight unique destinations. Visit sophisticated Durban or the immaculate eco-wonderland of the Elephant Coast. Tour historic Battlefields, delight in the South Coast’s golden beaches and gentle surf. Ukahlamba offers cascading waterfalls and stunning mountain views, the Midlands boasts art and antiques, the Dolphin Coast needs no explanation, and the majesty of Zululand is second to none. With all this choice, a KwaZulu-Natal holiday is a kaleidoscope of cultures, landscapes and experiences.
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KwaZulu-Natal travel guideUsing tips and advice from local people, the guide is packed with authentic insights celebrating the enormous diversity of the Provence. Whether you’re interested in places to stay, culture and food, local activities and events, holiday ideas, or just advice on the best beaches to visit, the guide provides all the information with a local twist.
The multimedia guide includes podcasts from local people telling their stories, including Mark Mgobhozi, a township guide, and Rob Gerrard, a battlefield expert – all offering their unique experiences of life in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Walking in KwaZulu-NatalA UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Drakensberg Mountains – the ‘Berg’ as they are affectionately known – form the highest mountain range in southern Africa with peaks up to 3,482 metres (11,424 ft).
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Whale watching and the Sardine RunThe north coast of KwaZulu-Natal is renowned for the Humpback and Southern Right whales which migrate north along the coast during June and July and back south again in September and October. Dolphin sightings are also a daily occurrence year-round.
One of the world’s great marine migrations, the Sardine Run, also takes place each year in June and July when huge shoals up to 7 kms long made up of millions of silver sardines (pilchards) migrate along the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal creating a feeding frenzy of sharks, dolphins and sea-birds in their wake.
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Some lesser-known facts on KwaZulu-Natal:Durban’s Umlazi township, South Africa’s second largest after Soweto, has a population of more than 750,000 and is developing fast with investment in schools, infrastructure and housing. As well as guided tours, visitors can eat at top class restaurants and experience typical township cuisine.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park. Once an exclusive hunting ground for the great King Shaka, the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park is the oldest game park in Africa, officially established in 1895. The park was instrumental in saving the white rhino from extinction whose numbers had declined to a mere 20 individuals in 1900 and now numbers well over 10,000. All the ‘Big Five’ can be seen in the park, including both white and black rhinos and the park is also one of the world's top locations for viewing the exotic nyala, a spiral-horned antelope with distinctive vertical stripes on the side of its body.
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