From north to south throughout the vast African continent, the scenery gradually changes, ever beautiful and always different. KwaZulu-Natal is yet another well-known ‘world-in-one province’, located along the east coast of South Africa. It comprises its own extraordinary scenic beauty, ranging from majestic mountains and fertile midlands to golden beaches along the balmy Indian Ocean coastline.
The Drakensberg Mountain Range which includes the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park is a World Heritage Site and a major leisure attraction, offering not only the peace and beauty of magnificent pastel-coloured mountains, but walks, hikes and other outdoor adventure activities.
The City of Durban is the third largest city in South Africa, after Cape Town and Johannesburg. It has the busiest harbor and is the gateway to numerous national parks. Durban’s sub-tropical climate and warm Indian Ocean provide hot, wet summers and mild, dry winters, ideal for relaxing beach days and tropical evening entertainment.
Explore the beautiful coastline with banana and sugarcane plantations growing along pristine beaches, including the Elephant Coast, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (another World Heritage Site), and Hluhluwe, South Africa’s oldest game reserve.
Travel through the beautiful Valley of a Thousands Hills to Pietermaritzburg, where you will discover the liberation efforts of icons such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, on the Freedom Route.