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Kwazulu Natal

Kwazulu Natal (South Africa)

Practical information on Kwazulu Natal

  • Family
  • Relaxation
  • Encounters with locals
  • Romantic
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Extreme Sports
  • Countryside
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Water Sports
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Horse
  • Caves
  • Festivals
  • Handicraft
  • Unesco World Heritage
  • Essential
5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
2hrs by plane from Cape Town
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
3 to 5 days

Reviews of Kwazulu Natal

David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

Its the incredible diversity that sets KwaZulu-Natal apart from other areas in South Africa. From sunny beaches to high mountain peaks, huge game reserves to traditional Zulu villages. It's awesome.

My suggestion:
Hiking in the Drakensberg or water sports on the Sunshine Coast? Why come here? I recommend you spend several days here, so that you can enjoy all that's on offer.
My review
During my trip to South Africa I spent a lot of time in the amazing region of KwaZulu-Natal. The biggest selling point of this Zulu territory is it's incredible diversity - a perfect reflection of this 'Rainbow Nation'.
KwaZulu-Natal landscape
Fred Jasseny Seasoned Traveller
11 written opinions

The Kwazulu Natal region is a mass of pastoral scenery and Zulu culture.

My suggestion:
Travel during the day and with your own means of transport. It would be a shame to miss the extraordinary landscape that separate the main points of interest in the region.
My review

I chose to spend a month in this reason as it offers possibilities for adventure and discovery The places that I would recommend most are: the Drakensberg mountains, the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Reserve and the surrounding area of St Lucia village. The road network is dense and well maintained. I didn't have any problems finding my way and I appreciated crossing through green scenery sprinkled with multicoloured Zulu huts.

The Kwazulu Natal is incidentally a great place to discover the Zulu culture. However, I didn't like the reconstructions of villages at all, they welcomed entire buses of tourists. I thought they resembled a "human zoo" where the people caricature their own traditions. If you wish to meet Zulus and learn a bit about their culture, it is enough, for example, for you to go to the terrace of a café to chat with the locals.

Sunset over Lake St Lucia
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