KwaZulu Natal, home to the Zulu Nation and flanked by the majestic Drakensburg mountain range, is one of the most diverse regions of South Africa. Durban’s world-class beaches offer some of the best surf in the world, and with it a friendly laid back surf vibe. Summer never ends in ‘KZN’ with warm water and a sub-tropical climate making it a popular holiday destination for local and international visitors. Inland, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi is one of the oldest game reserves in Africa, where the Zulu Kings once hunted and more recently where the black & white rhino’s population was maintained and protected. More history can be found at the battlefields where the British, the Boers and the Zulus fought; Islandwana and Roukes Drift. The St Lucia Wetlands have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status, home to the greatest population of crocodiles in Africa, together with countless hippos and unparalleled bird life.
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KwaZulu Natal is warm and inviting all year round! December to March is hot and humid with balmy winter months following from April to September. Rainy season is November/December. Game viewing at Hluhluwe-Umfolozi and in the St Lucia Wetlands can be enjoyed year-round.
Eat a bunny chow in Durban, surf the north coast waves, dance with Zulu children, take in the echoing history of the battlefields, boat down the St Lucia estuary surrounded by hippos and crocs, take an early morning game drive in the oldest game reserve in Africa or a stroll down the wild and untouched beaches of the South Coast.
Durban is often the final destination of a self-drive holiday starting in Cape Town, taking spectacular routes along the Garden Route and Wild Coast before relaxing in the sunshine for a few days and catching your on-going flight. Multiple local airlines offer very reasonable flights between Durban and Cape Town or Johannesburg and neighbouring countries. Durban is now an international flight destination negating the need for a stop-over in Johannesburg.