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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.

 

TOP KWAZULU NATAL LODGES & HOTELS

We handpick only the finest establishments to bring you the ultimate African Travel experience

&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge

South Africa

A unique romantic safari experience with the chance to spot the black rhino

The Oyster Box

South Africa

One of South Africa's best loved and distinguished hotels

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WHEN TO GO?

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.

TOP ACTIVITIES

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.

WHERE NEXT?

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.

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Robin Maslin

Our travel agent was extremely knowledgeable, had great suggestions, and took into account our special travel requirements and preferences. It was wonderful working with her, and the trip exceeded our expectations!

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Rachel & Anthony

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Sarah Langford

We had a fantastic trip to Zambia and South Africa. Africa&You made trip planning effortless. It was a nice touch to connect live with our agent to discuss what kind of trip we were hoping for and they opened our eyes to the many different parts of Southern Africa. We appreciated their quick response, their flexibility as we changed our itinerary a few times.

"We will recommend your services.... "

Lyudmila Young

We are very grateful for your planing of the trip. We all found South Africa to be a beautiful country and will recommend your service to our families and friends. Thank you!

"Tailor-made vacation to perfection"

Eileen Cahill

From the very beginning, the team at Africa&You were extraordinarily helpful and kind, and both professional and friendly. Able to hone in on exactly the type of trip with the absolutely precise interests that I was hoping for. I have traveled the world, but they stand out as the warmest people I have had the pleasure of working with.

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Amazing operator with exceptional service right from the beginning. I felt well taken care of and the lodge choice was exceptional. Couldn't recommend better!

"Our trip was outstanding."

David Freeman

Our trip was outstanding. I enjoyed the level of support that our agent provided, all updates were communicated timely and the nice swag bag in Cape Town was a nice touch. All we were left with was enjoying the experience.

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Stephanie Alexander

This safari travel company did such a fantastic job on planning this trip. It was a trip of luxury and amazing experiences I will never forget! Every place we stayed was beautiful, the transport was always right on time, and the activities were unforgettable. Rachel was always an email away to help us answer any questions or concerns we had before, during and after our trip.

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Andrew Berger

Amazing! Had the best vacation of my life... every accommodation was incredible, all my tours and groups were really really good and met the best people. I am really really pleased with how everything turned out!

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Jane McCauley

I wanted to thank you again for your great work arranging our trip. It really could not have gone more smoothly -- absolutely no issues and everyone was wonderful. Probably the best getaway we've ever had.

" Our expectations were high and they were exceeded"

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This travel agency planned the perfect trip for our party of 8, four adults and four teens. Our travel planner listened to what kind of experience we were looking for and delivered. Our expectations were high and they were exceeded by the experiences we had. It was the trip of a lifetime that will never be forgotten by all of 8 of us!

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"The experience of a lifetime"

Melanie Buren

I couldn't have been happier with the experience I had with Africa&You. Belinda was so helpful, and SO patient with me regarding all my worries regarding the upcoming trip. And the trip itself was unforgettable! Not only were the adventures I had more than I could've ever dreamed, but the organization (being picked up and taken to each destination on time and without a glitch) was extremely impressive.

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Pat Hanlon

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"An exceptional itinerary"

Darren Cooper

I can't give enough thanks for the trip that you organised for me at very short notice. You produced an exceptional itinerary that took in Cape Town, Safari and the winelands. We were blown away by the whole experience which was wholly due to the fantastic service you provided. We can't wait to return to South Africa with your assistance again.

"Passionate and dedicated"

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An excellent tour operator who doesn't treat you like a number. Belinda takes the time to listen to all your concerns and interests and puts forward the best options for you. She is passionate about Africa Travel - that's what makes the difference!

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Oh Serengeti, you were so good to us! Big 5 plus so much more! Simply AMAZING! Ready for the next adventure! Thank you Africa&You for putting it together so perfectly!