KwaZulu-Natal is one of South Africa's most popular holiday destinations. The province of KwaZulu-Natal has one of the most enviable climates in the country, and is one of the most geographically diverse areas of South Africa to visit. It offers three geographical areas: the lowland region along the Indian Ocean, the central region (Natal Midlands) and two mountainous areas: the majestic-Drakensberg ,mountains to the west, and the Lebombo mountains to the north.
The province boasts a year-round summer climate
It is home to The Golden Mile's sundrenched beaches
It offers a rich cultural fusion: it is home to the powerful Zulu nation and a large population of Indian people who were brought to South Africa as indentured labourers.
Durban is known as "surf city"- surfing hotspot
It is home to the Isimangaliso Wetland Park- a World Heritage site
Diving enthusiasts can explore the Aliwal shoal- a rocky reef merely 5-kilometres from the coastline and 4-kilometres long. a premier diving spot famous for the Grey Nurse and Ragged Tooth shark, tropical fish and turtles, and hard and soft coral
History and culture fans can follow the Inanda Heritage Trail
Downtown Durban is home to the Jumma Mujid Mosque- the largest in the southern hemisphere
Enter the gateway to the glorious Drakensberg
Visitors can enjoy watching schools of bottle nose dolphins swimming up and down the coast
Visitors can enjoy the migration of Southern Right and Humpback whales between July and November every year
Ushaka Marine World
Ten reasons to visit KwaZulu-Natal:
Ten reasons to visit northern Zululand:
Home to the Zulu nation
The spectacle of the Valley of a Thousand Hills which extends to the Umgeni river
The Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park
Battlefield tours for the history enthusiasts
4 x 4 game drives on safari in provincial parks or private reserves
Adventure tours: white water rafting, quad biking, bicycle tours, scuba diving and snorkelling
Birding: Zululand is one of the finest bird watching spots in the country; diverse habitats include: grasslands, wetlands, beaches, bushveld and swamps
Turtle tours: Explore the breeding grounds of the leatherback turtle during an evening tour. Only available through registered guides.
Zulu arts and crafts- a multitude of colours and patterns awaits.
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