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KwaZulu Natal is one of South Africa’s lesser-visited and known regions, which is both a great shame and also a great opportunity for those who do choose to holiday here. The climate is milder than other parts of South Africa with average day time temperatures in the twenties, even in the winter months. Here you have miles of sunny coastline stretching from Durban up the east coast to Rocktail Bay and the Mozambique border. The beaches here are golden and sweeping and generally with surf so it’s not calm, Indian Ocean waters but a stunning coastal landscape with some very good diving in the area. Nearby is the malaria-free Phinda Private Game Reserve, for big five game viewing, as well as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park for animal and bird lovers. Further inland are South Africa’s historic battlefields holding memories of both the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer Wars. Whether or not you are a fan of military history the tours here are utterly enthralling and a must-do if you are visiting KwaZulu Natal. To the west, forming a natural border with the Eastern Cape, are the majestic Drakensburg Mountains, a great draw for walkers and a great place to relax for a couple of days. Finally, Durban itself makes a great start and end point to a tour of KwaZulu Natal with direct flights from Johannesburg, year-round sunshine and some excellent hotels in which to round off your holiday.
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Top Hotels in KwaZulu Natal

Cleopatra's Mountain Farmhouse

As with many properties in this fascinating part of South Africa, Cleopatra’s Mountain Farmhouse is a real one-off. Nestled in the Drakensburg Mountains of KwaZulu Natal it offers a romantic retreat surrounded by nature with plentiful wal...

Fugitive's Drift

For the definitive battlefields experience you cannot beat Fugitive’s Drift. The 5,000 acre property overlooks the battle sites of both Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana and has been in the Rattray family for decades. With their extensive...

Karkloof Spa

Just an hour and a half from Durban but seemingly a world away, Karkloof Spa nestles in a remote valley surrounded by indigenous forest and grasslands. Leaving your car at reception you are whisked away to the lodge in a private game vehicl...

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

For those wishing to combine a tour of some of South Africa’s cultural highlights in KwaZulu Natal with a safari, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is a perfect choice. Phinda Private Game Reserve is located within easy reach of Sou...

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