The 10 best mandatory getaways in KwaZulu-Natal


With its warm climate and its endless beaches, KwaZulu-Natal is the most popular holiday destination in South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal is often referred to as "KZN" and is also known as "Garden Province".

The province is divided into three geographical areas. Along the coast of the Indian Ocean lies the region of the lowlands. The Natal Midlands is located in the central region and offers spectacular views of the mountainous terrain. Finally, there are two mountainous areas: the Drakensberg and Lebombo mountains.

Rent a car and take a road trip through KwaZulu-Natal and breathe your life.

African sanctuary of prey birds

The African sanctuary of prey birds is the home of eagles, owls, vultures and other birds of prey. The sanctuary is dedicated to various conservation projects. A day at the African Bird of Raptor Sanctuary will be both educational and inspiring.

Didima Resort

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has 65 destinations around KZN. Each destination offers its own equipment and activities to suit all tastes. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature at the Didima Resort, one of the 8 best Ezemvelo complexes.

Gateway Theater of Shopping

Located in Umhlanga, Gateway has something for everyone and more. Gateway has three pure entertainment plants. Retail stores for store buyers, an Imax theater for experimenting with difference movies, a skate park and a Wavehouse for the more adventurous and a variety of food and beverage outlets.

Golf courses

Enjoy a memorable golf break in one of the many golf courses on the KZN coastline. Selborne Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate on the south coast is one of the favorite golf destinations in South Africa. This course, well maintained, is complemented by a clubhouse, a midway home and a golf lifestyle store.

Park of the Marshes of the Great St. Lucia

The Greater St Lucia wetland park is considered the third largest park in South Africa. Incorporates Lake St Lucia, the Forrest seaport, two marine reserves and a nature reserve. Saint Lucia offers various activities, guided and self-guided tours and boat trips.

Fly with Microlight

Enjoy the view of the coastline of Ballito from the sky. Ballito Microlight School offers fun flights over the Indian Ocean that give passengers the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Dolphin's Coast.

Midland Meander

The Midlands Meander sits from Pietermaritzburg to Drakensburg. The Midlands are a place of peace and tranquility. Enjoy the views, sounds and comfort as you experience the different arts, crafts and activities available.

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World is an ideal destination for the whole family in Durban. uShaka has an underground aquarium, water park, various food and points of sale and access to the beach.


Aliwal Shoal is one of the most important diving points in South Africa. Oceanworx Dive Charters offers diving for all levels, from experience to experience. Enjoy the variety of fish, sharks, blanket and turtles on the KZN coastline.

Valley of the 1000 hills

The valley of a thousand hills surrounds the Mngeni river and its tributaries. Many visitors have been attracted to this beautiful and pleasant area. Botha's Hill Phazulu Safari Park is an inspiring destination. Live the spirit of Africa in the Phezulu Village.


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