If South Africa is a ‘World in one Country’, then surely a KwaZulu Natal holiday can offer ‘A World in one Province’, due to its 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.
KwaZulu Holidays – What are you looking for?
• Safari? – See the KZN safari lodges
• Pristine sandy beaches? – See Dolphin Coast & Isimangaliso
• Cultural and historical interest – see Zulu Battlefields
• Diverse landscape including soaring mountains, rolling bushveld & lush forested wetlands – See Drakensberg, Hluhluwe & Maputaland
KwaZulu Natal is one of our favourite destinations in South Africa and we know it very well having travelled it extensively. We can advise you on which KwaZulu Natal lodges will suit you best.
KwaZulu Natal Attractions
• Excellent winter climate (May to August) with warm sunny and dry days
• Long stretches of pristine beach
• Big Five game-viewing in Hluhluwe, Phinda, Thanda and Amazulu game reserves
• Hiking in the Drakensberg mountains
• Enthralling Battlefields tours to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift
• Shopping for Zulu crafts and beadwork
• World class diving
• Superb golf courses
When to visit KwaZulu Natal?
Given KwaZulu Natal’s sublime winter climate – dry, warm and sunny, don’t be shy with your time here if you are travelling between April and September. Game-viewing is also better between June and September when the grasses are shorter and the animals need to come to the waterholes to drink.
Its subtropical climate means that summer is very hot and steamy but with cooling afternoon rain showers. However this is the best time for turtle tracking in the north. The Drakensberg also usually has cooler temperatures given its altitude.
Some people focus on a KwaZulu Natal holiday only. Others combine KwaZulu Natal with either the Kruger to the north via Swaziland, or add it to Cape Town and the Winelands for a complete contrast of climate and scenery.
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