KwaZulu Natal Vacation
Experience the many faces of KwaZulu Natal
A trip to KwaZulu Natal, South Africa offers an eclectic mix of vacation experiences. From a sun kissed beach holiday to a family game safari or a chalet stay in front of the fire in the mountains; you can literally experience it all in the space of a week. So, if variety is the spice of your life, KwaZulu Natal is the perfect holiday destination for you.
Amongst the many places to visit in KwaZulu, Natal, Durban’s’ beachfront, (or the Golden Mile as it is colloquially known), is probably the biggest draw card for holiday vacations. However, depending on your tastes, you can book beach accommodation at any number of quieter seaside towns like Southbroom or Pennington to the South or the trendier towns of uMhlanga and Ballito on the North Coast. Continuing even further North past the sugar cane plantations, you can enjoy a wildlife safari at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve or wonder at the extraordinary diversity of the iSimangaliso Wetlands, before crossing into Mozambique.
Driving inland across the rolling green hills of the Natal Midlands is also breathtakingly scenic, especially if you take the road less travelled along the foot of the Drakensburg Mountains through village eateries, road-side farm stalls and art and craft studios. Stop off at the farmlands of Underberg, lunch at the Cathedral Peak Wine Estate or, if you are more adventurous, climb the adrenaline-pumping, chain-ladders at Mont Aux Sources and camp atop one of the highest peaks of the magnificent Drakensburg Mountain Range.
Best Time to Visit KwaZulu Natal in South Africa:
Tropical KwaZulu Natal is warm all year round with hot and humid summers and mild dry winters, dropping slightly in temperature as you travel inland. Many travelers prefer to visit the coast during the temperate shoulder months of Spring (Sept to Nov) and Autumn (March to May), but the dry season from July to September offers superb game viewing in the reserves and less slippery mountaineering
Visit some of the sites, museums and forts of some of the greatest battles in South Africa’s past.
Visit Isimangaliso Wetland Park, with its considerable hippo, crocodile and waterbird populations.
Try the infamous Indian ‘Bunny-Chow’ – a hollowed quarter-loaf overflowing with fragrant curry.