KwaZulu Natal - A world in one province....
If South Africa is a ‘World in one Country’, then surely a KwaZulu Natal holiday is offering a ‘World in one Province’, due to its wonderful mix of culture, landscapes, wildlife and beaches. From game viewing to hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains; from relaxing on a warm Indian Ocean beach to touring the fascinating Zulu Battlefields; KwaZulu Natal has appeal for everyone.
The private game reserves and lodges of KwaZulu Natal are not as well-known as those in the Kruger Park. But they are definitely worth considering, especially if you want to follow your safari with a beach holiday. Or if you are keen to enjoy the mountains of the Drakensberg.
The Natal Battlefields are a beautiful yet eerie place. The name is a collective referring to an area of rural cattle country in KwaZulu Natal. Here, many of the epic Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer battles of the 19th century were fought. This is an enduring story of courage and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and tragedy.
The Drakensberg mountains, or ‘The berg’, as South Africans call it, is a spectacular region to visit in KwaZulu Natal. It offers everything from serious mountain hiking to gentle rambles beside crystal streams and through wooded glades. It was South Africa’s second World Heritage Site.
The main pleasure of the Drakensberg mountains is the glorious walking on offer, but there are other delights. The Drakensberg offer some superb examples of ancient Bushmen rock paintings at Giants Castle and Kamberg nature reserves. There are also weekly musical recitals by the world-class Drakensberg Boys Choir – if you time your visit right!
En route you can visit many arts and craft studios in the Natal Midlands.
Finally the beaches of KwaZulu Natal are magnificent. Choose between the accessible Dolphin Coast just north of Durban.
Or head north to St Lucia with the Isimangaliso Wetlands park on its doorstep. And the truly remote and unspoilt Coastal Maputaland area in the far north.
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