For those visitors wishing to visit a melting pot of African, European and Indian Cultures.
A garden province, and known as the home of the Zulu nation - "Kingdom of the Zulu". A very popular holiday destination. Perhaps South Africa's busiest local holiday destination.
An eternal summer. A tropical climate and generous rainfall in the summer months. One can experience extremely hot and humid weather along the coastline during the summer months (Particularly during the Christmas holiday season) with milder temperatures as one moves inland.
A Brief History of this Region
KwaZulu Natal is a province with interesting historical facts. The Zulu Kingdom of South Africa. The only province in The Republic of South Africa which includes the dominant ethnic group in its name. A region where Shaka Zulu ruled the Zulu Kingdom. Two natural areas, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and the uKhahlamba Drakensburg Park have been declared World heritage Sites. KwaZulu Natal is filled with stone age cave paintings and legends of the Zulu Kings. A number of cultural museums concentrate on the local history of the province.
Things to do / Attractions
Just a few of the many places to be visited are :
- iSimanangaliso Wetland Park (The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park)
- Mountains and Dragons (Ukhahlamba-Drakensburg Park)
- Some of South Africa's best beaches
- Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game reserve (big five sightings)
- Mkuzi and Ndomo Game reserves
- Sodwana Bay – Diving and snorkelling opportunities
- Midlands Meander