Places in KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal also known as KZN or Natal is a coastal province in South Africa. There are two Mountainous areas that runs through this region with the Drakensberg Mountains being the famous of the two with its spectacular scenery, hikes and accommodation. The subtropical coast line of KwaZulu Natal with Durban as its capital city is famous for its world-class quality beaches and warm ocean. There are many small town beach holiday resorts dotted along the coast. Ecology tourism is important to KwaZulu Natal and the area’s rich biodiversity and efforts at conservation has been recognised. Famous tourist attractions are the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park which is declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These parks have wetlands of international importance for conservation and is listed as Ramsar sites. The rolling hills from the Valley of a Thousand Hills to the Midlands have been described as one of the fairest valleys of Africa. Natural attractions include the beaches, Botanical Features, conservation and Wilderness, Fishing and Hunting, landforms, marinas and boating, trails and hiking and game-viewing and surfing. Many types of KwaZulu Natal accommodation is available below.

10 Fantastic Drakensberg Hikes

Champagne air, fantastic hikes and beautiful mountain scenery make a visit to the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal a highlight for any South African holiday. This selection of hikes...more

AmaKhosi Safari Lodge

AmaKhosi Safari Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, welcomes you to the kingdom of Zululand, where Kings celebrate the Big Five safari animals, namely Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Lion and Buffalo....more

Audacia Manor

Guests looking for a KwaZulu-Natal country hotel will love the peaceful and tranquil ambiance of Audacia Manor. This gracious country lodge hotel in Durban is situated on the edge of the city...more

Calling All Cat Lovers – Visit Cheetah Rehabilitation Centres

Beautiful, fast and ... endangered. What can be done to save these magnificent animals from extinction? You can visit 2 innovative Cheetah projects in northern KwaZulu-Natal...more

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

The Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse in Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal invites guests for a romantic getaway to the midlands in Mooi Rivier for picturesque views...more

Cupid in the Bush - Best Romantic Getaways in KwaZulu-Natal

Intimate dinners, candles and petal strewn baths in the bush – these KwaZulu-Natal lodges know just what to do when it comes to making your romantic getaway dreams come true...more

Discover the Best Diving in South Africa

Did you know that South Africa has one of the top 10 dive sites in the world? For those who've always wanted to scuba dive, a visit to KwaZulu-Natal is all it takes, so what are you waiting for?...more

Dumazulu Lodge

Dumazulu Lodge and traditional Zulu village offers the most authentic Zulu cultural experience in Southern Africa....more

Eagles Rock Mountain Retreat

The Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat is magnificently positioned on a mountain plateau overlooking the Umzimkulu River and lush farmlands. This pristine farming area is one of South Africa's premier...more

Emdoneni Lodge and Game Farm

At Emdoneni guests can interact with and learn about South African wild Cats while enjoying stylish accommodation and spectacular Big Five safaris at this KwaZulu-Natal lodge...more

Experience the Wild on a Guided Bush Walk

Need to stretch your legs and see the bush from a whole new perspective? On a guided bush walk you will discover a sense of wonder and see many things you've never noticed before...more

Exploring KwaZulu-Natal by Canoe

River canoeing on safari is a wonderful activity. Enjoy peace and tranquillity in the wild as you explore the back waters of KwaZulu-Natal. The sway of the canoe and the dip and splash of your paddles...more

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is a beautiful hotel 5 minutes from Ballito offering KwaZulu-Natal golf accommodation, a championship golf course, a variety of outdoor and indoor activities and breathtaking views....more

Getting Married Safari Style

Ahhh... a beautiful bush wedding in Africa, just the thought is enough to make most brides misty eyed. Getting married safari style is really about the destination...more

Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge

Bushlands Game Lodge is a KwaZulu Natal game lodge that offers guests exclusivity at reasonable rates, due to its small and personalised nature....more

Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park was the first area in KwaZulu-Natal to be awarded World Heritage status. It extends along a vast section of the northern coastline stretching from Mapelane Nature...more

Hartford House

Hartford House is a small boutique luxury hotel in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was once the residence of the Prime Minister of Natal, who used to stay...more

Heritage Safari Lodge

Games drives, river boat cruises and clay pigeon shooting at this KwaZulu-Natal lodge can be arranged on request but is subject to availability. Tours...more

Highlights of the Elephant Coast

The beautiful and diverse Elephant Coast just north of Durban has a lot to offer – where else can you combine a Big Five game drive with snorkelling or scuba diving in the same day?...more

KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields and Bloodshed

When you stand on the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields you can't help but feel something powerful – a tangible sense of what went down there. Tales of bloody battles, ambush, intrigue...more

Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (HIP) is one of South Africa's premier 'Big Five' game reserves made famous by Operation Rhino, which was launched in the early 1960's and was largely responsible for saving...more

Hluhluwe River Lodge

Hluhluwe River Lodge and Adventures is a family-friendly safari lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Go on Big Five safari in Hluhluwe / Imfolozi Park and spot...more

Holiday Excursions for the Whole Family

On a family holiday in northern KwaZulu-Natal, you'll find there is an amazing range of things to do and see. You can set off on a different excursion every other day and still have loads...more

How to Go on a Rhino Tracking Safari

Do you like the idea of stalking one of the Big Five through the bush? On a Rhino Tracking Safari it is scary, but entirely possible to get really close to this endangered animal on foot...more

Isandlwana Lodge

Isandlwana Lodge is more than a peaceful retreat, for during your stay you will be able to re-live the history of both the Anglo-Zulu and the Anglo-Boer wars. Reenactments of these famous battles...more

Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Isibindi Zulu Lodge offers superb KwaZulu-Natal battlefields accommodation and first class service with an emphasis on quality. Experience the Zulu culture in South Africa....more

Ithala Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Scenically, Itala rates as one of the most beautiful and interesting of KwaZulu-Natal's reserves, with great seasonal contrasts. It is situated in the north of KwaZulu-Natal, close to the Swaziland...more

Kids will Love Going on a Frogging Safari

In the who's who of the froggy world each individual's loudly announced croak, whistle, grunt or squeak is unique! Find out more on a frogging safari in KwaZulu-Natal - your kids will love...more

KwaZulu-Natal Safari Guide

Unique settings, different ecosystems and the conservation of the White Rhino are outstanding features of KwaZulu-Natal Game Reserves in South Africa...more

Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge in Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal is a peaceful and tranquil retreat with friendly hospitality and Big Five safari wildlife viewing....more

Makakatana Bay Lodge

Makakatana Bay Lodge offers visitors luxury accommodation in KwaZulu-Natal with private personal service with a homely touch....more

Makaranga Garden Lodge

The luxurious Makaranga Garden Lodge is situated in Kloof, a sub-tropical village in KwaZulu-Natal. Makaranga's philosophy revolves around providing an opportunity for enjoyment as w...more

Meander Manor

Meander Manor Boutique Guest Lodge is situated high above the village of Shakas Rock on the Dolphin Coast, offering a wonderful accommodation in KwaZulu-Natal...more

Mkuze Falls Game Lodge

Mkuze Falls Game Lodge is situated in the Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve, in the heart of South Africas historic Zululand, the game lodge...more

Mkuzi Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Just 4 hours drive (approximately 335 kilometres) from Durban, Mkuzi Game Reserve lies between two rivers at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains. This 40 000 hectare reserve forms part of the...more

Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge

This KwaZulu-Natal safari lodge in South Africa is a haven of sophistication surrounded by the wild terrain and stunning African beauty of the Nambiti Private Game Reserve...more

Ndumo Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Situated on the Mozambique border further west than Tembe is Ndumo, considered by many experts to be one of the premier bird-watching reserves in the country. During the summer months or...more

Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Newcastle is a sunny and warm Kwa-Zulu Natal Town. It is an excellent stopover town on the Battlefield Route which works its way around the midlands in KwaZulu-Natal...more

Phinda Forest Lodge

Phinda Forest Lodge is located in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa accommodates guests in glass-encased suites with lush forest views....more

Phinda Mountain Lodge

Phinda Mountain Lodge is an elegant KwaZulu-Natal lodge with breathtaking views of the majestic Lebombo Mountains and surrounding bushveld....more

Phinda Private Game Reserve Wildlife

A look at the landscape and African wildlife found at KwaZulu Natal's Phinda Private Game Reserve. Home to the Big Five, Phinda is a five star luxury private game reserve located...more

Phinda Private Reserve Travel Guide

Phinda Private Reserve is the ideal location for a romantic honeymoon or a well-deserved luxury break away in an idyllic African setting...more

Phinda Rock Lodge

Set on a cliff-face overlooking Leopard Rock located in Phinda Private Game Reserve, &Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge is an absolute delight for a safari getaway in Zululand, South Africa....more

Phinda The Homestead

Phinda The Homestead is an exclusive and intimate sole-use safari villa, perfect for families or groups of friends. This KwaZulu-Natal safari lodge is situated on Phinda Private Game Reserve....more

Phinda Vlei Lodge

Phinda Vlei Lodge is set in the Maputaland region of KwaZulu-Natal. Watch the dramatic wilderness of Phinda Private Game Reserve unfold before your eyes while relaxing in your private plunge pool....more

Phinda Zuka Lodge

Phinda Zuka Safari Lodge in South Africa is situated in the western region of Phinda where, there are no fences increasing the Reserve by 3 500 hectares (8 650 acres)...more

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pietermaritzburg is centrally located between Durban, the mountain range of the Drakensberg and KwaZulu-Natal's game reserves...more

Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Port Shepstone has become a very popular holiday resort and combines recreation and resting with adventure and fun in KwaZulu-Natal....more

Princes Grant Lodge

Situated on 150 hectares in the sugar cane country is Prince's Grant Golf Club and Estate, it is one of South Africa's premier golf developments. In the heart of this magnificent estate is...more

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

A visit to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal consists of a scenic location, comfortable accommodation and exciting outdoor and wildlife safari...more

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal is relatively close to the bigger cities of Gauteng and provides a quick escape to get away from it all; the weather is warm all year round...more

Safari Review - Phinda Getty House and Zuka Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

In the western region of CC Africa's Phinda Private Game Reserve are two exclusive-use lodges for the ultimate private safari or secluded romantic getaway: Getty House and Zuka Lodge...more

Safari Review - Phinda Mountain Lodge and Rock Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

Encompassing 22 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, the Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, boasts six lodges and one tented camp...more

Safari Review - Thanda Private Game Reserve

Thanda Private Game Reserve embraces the charisma and power of Zulu culture, incorporating its elements throughout the lodge to give you a first-hand experience of 'heaven on earth'...more

Safari Review of Phinda Private Game Reserve

Lemonade spiked with ginger proffered with a warm smile is how guests are greeted at Phinda Forest Lodge. This air of affectionate friendliness characterizes a stay here...more

Sandford Park Country Hotel

Tucked in between the central and northern Drakensberg, this country estate in KwaZulu-Natal is the ideal holiday, wedding or conference venue with great facilities and views. Sandford Park is...more

See the Largest Hippo Population in South Africa

Visit this KwaZulu-Natal estuary and see the largest Hippo population in South Africa wallowing in the warm waters and preparing for night-time forages on the grassy coastal plains of iSimangaliso Wetland Park...more

Sodwana Bay Lodge

Sodwana Bay Lodge, carefully designed to match the rustic eco-orientated nature of the region. It is set in the heart of Maputaland...more

Spionkop Lodge

Experience an unmatched gateway at SpionKop Lodge which is set against the backdrop of the majestic Drakensburg Mountains, on the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields route. The lodge offers visitors an...more

Surf and Turf Safari in KwaZulu-Natal

On a surf n' turf safari in KwaZulu-Natal you can experience what most people think is impossible – the opportunity to see the Rhino, Elephant and Whale in one eco-system. iSimangaliso Wetland Park...more

Tembe Elephant Park

Tembe Elephant Park & Lodge offers both local and international guests a rare combination of the magnificence of a national game Park coupled...more

Tembe Elephant Reserve, South Africa

Tembe is the third largest game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal and is situated in the far north eastern section of the province on the Mozambique border. This is home to the province's largest indigenous...more

Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

Enjoy a KwaZulu-Natal safari in South Africa in absolute luxury at Thanda where everything the heart could possibly desire is here, deep in the Zululand bushveld...more

The Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal Zulu Dawn

An accommodation review of Isandlwana Lodge and its amazing historical location near the Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The Battle of Isandlwana...more

The Cavern Drakensberg Resort and Spa

The Cavern Drakensberg Resort is an award winning, 3-star graded, Drakensberg holiday resort. This Drakensberg holiday resort has been introducing foreign and South African visitors...more

Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge in is located on the shores of the Maputaland Coast, part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, where water activities are plentiful....more

Three Tree Hill Lodge

Three Tree Hill Lodge is a historic lodge in a secluded environment. This impressive lodge has a superb location and has the majestic Drakensberg Mountains as its backdrop. Individual colonial...more

Top 5 Family Safari Lodges in KwaZulu-Natal

A family safari can be a breeze if you choose the right destination - KwaZulu-Natal offers a great climate, bush and beach options, Big Five game plus plenty to do. Here are our top 5 safari lodges...more

Ukahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa

Stretching from Bushmen's Nek in the south to the Royal Natal National Park in the north, the mountainous wilderness areas that make up the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park (UDP), cover an...more

Weenen Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This 6 500-hectare reserve is one of the few formally protected stretches of valley bushveld in the country. It is well known for its sightings of both white and black rhino, while another special...more

Whale Watching and Turtle Safari

If you are visiting the Elephant Coast in KwaZulu-Natal between June and December, you could enjoy one or both of these activities. Whale watching and Turtle safaris are seasonal...more

What to Pack for Your Safari in KwaZulu-Natal

Are you clueless about what to pack for your KwaZulu-Natal Safari? Want to know what is one of the biggest mistakes visitors make with their luggage? Here is a handy guide...more

White Elephant Safari Lodge

White Elephant Safari Lodge and Bush Camp is located in the Pongola Game Reserve in South Africa, and the only lodge of its kind to offer Kariba-style......more

Zulu on My Stoep - Cultural Safari

Visit the land of the Zulu and feel the power of their fascinating beliefs, customs and traditions while on a cultural safari in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The colour and vibrancy of Zululand...more

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