The Best of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa)

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Take this journey down with us to discover the best of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.

Durban

If your ideal holiday is lazing on hot sunny beaches then Durban is just the place for you. Durban is the largest city in KwaZulu Natal, with an abundance of attractions which includes:

– Ushaka Marine World: it is a marine theme park that offers ocean activities, dolphin aquarium, rides aquarium, amusement parks.

– Klantzkloof Nature Reserve: a number of interesting and beautiful trails range from 45 minutes- 6 hours.

– KwaMuhle Museum:  the apartheid history museum.

– Natal shark’s board: watch an audio- visual; presentation followed by a shark dissection. There are also boat trips out to sea.

Elephant coast

Through its magnificent multi-faceted natural features, the elephant coast creates its own world of options from which to choose from. This is a great place for eco- tourists.

Attractions:

– Hluhluwe IMfolozi Park: oldest Game Park in Africa home to the “big five”

– Scuba diving: sodwana bay, which was rated in the top ten best diving sites in the world, is a must see site on the Elephant coast.

– Dolphin and whale watching: travel with St Lucia tours and Charters to get a magnificent view of the dolphins.

– Kosi bay: a rich network of lakes, swamps, beaches which will make your whole trip remarkable.

Battlefields:

Was once the scene of major military clashes but now a scenic tranquil landscape. This unique tourist site has a great historical appeal and boasts the largest concentration of the Boer, Zulu and British battlefields in Southern Africa.

Attractions:

– Adventure sports: hiking, horse riding, white water rafting.

– Ladysmith siege museum: considered to be one of the best Anglo-Boer war museums in South Africa.

– Amajuba birding meander: offers a wide range of birding activities for bird enthusiast.

– Tugela heights: this is the scene of numerous battles in which British general Buller’s troops engaged the Boers prior to the siege of Ladysmith being lifted.

Zululand

This tranquil landscape once echoed to the sound of bitter conflict; initially the conflicts were tribal in the struggle to access power and control of the Zulu nation and later between the Zulu and the British, -Zulu and voortrekker and finally between British and Boer.

Attractions

– Fort Nongqayi museum: Zulu and historical museum.

– Lake Mzingazi: enjoy scenic views of hippos, crocodiles and birds at the Richards Bay.

– Zulu and birding route: famous for birding ventures, grasslands, wetlands, bushveld mountains, ocean habitats.

Consider visiting these places when planning your next holiday.

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