KwaZulu-Natal is a diverse and beautiful province that offers unique experiences to any traveller. The dramatic and varied landscapes boast spectacular scenery. Referred to by locals as ‘KZN’, this coastal province has everything from pristine beaches, to lush forests, stark mountains and savannah that is home to big game. With a vibrant cosmopolitan city like Durban, coastal holiday towns like St. Lucia and a rich Zulu cultural heritage KwaZulu-Natal is a one of a kind holiday destination.

Named after the mighty warrior King, Shaka Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal lives up to the grandeur and splendour of its proud people. A lush and diverse province, ‘KZN’ offers travellers and adventure seekers a variety of exciting experiences. KwaZulu-Natal has incredible hiking trails with gorgeous vistas of the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains, scuba diving and snorkelling along coral reefs and plenty of secluded beaches. A melting pot of different cultures, Durban is a city full of friendly people and exclusive resorts. With a number of game reserves located in the province, travellers have the unique opportunity to see the Big 5 on game drives with the Indian ocean in the background.

Highlights

Explore the picturesque countryside and arty attractions of the Midlands Meander.
Take the Inchanga Choo Choo steam train through the Valley of 1000 Hills.
Check out the beautiful beaches on the Dolphin or Elephant coast.
Experience the spectacular Drakensberg mountain range by visiting the Royal Natal National Park.
Go scuba diving at Sodwana Bay and maybe you’ll spot a whale shark.
See the Big 5 on a safari drive at Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park.

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With a sub-tropical climate KwaZulu-Natal has hot, humid summers and cooler, dry winters. For travellers from the Northern Hemisphere be advised that in South Africa the seasons are reversed with July being right in the middle of winter. So, the best time to visit is from April to September, where temperatures are moderate and skies are often clear and sunny. Regardless, you’ll always be guaranteed warmth.

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AfriCamps at Gowan Valley

Escape to the countryside and experience the mesmerising rolling hills of the Midlands
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