About KwaZulu Natal
KwaZulu Natal (KZN) is among South Africa's most popular holiday destinations, with one of the country’s most enviable tropical climates. Above and beyond this, the area is known - locally and globally - as an incredibly diverse and exciting region to visit.
The province 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.
Why visit KZN?
- It’s summer all year round.
- KZN is home to the ‘Golden Mile’ and its sundrenched beaches.
- There’s rich cultural fusion: It is home to the powerful Zulu nation and a large population of Indian people.
- Durban is known as a surfing hotspot.
- KZN contains the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site.
- Diving enthusiasts can explore the Aliwal Shoal - a rocky reef, merely five kilometres from the coastline and four kilometres long.
- History buffs can follow the Inanda Heritage Trail.
- Downtown Durban is home to the Juma Masjid Mosque, the largest in the southern hemisphere.
- KZN is the gateway to the glorious Drakensberg mountain range.
- Schools of bottle-nose dolphins swim up and down the coast.
- Southern Right and Humpback whales migrate from July to November.
- uShaka Marine World is a must-visit for kids, adults and everyone in between.