The Zulu Kingdom boasts natural wonders, modern infrastructure, multi-cultured society, and a rich history that played a vital role in shaping the modern Rainbow Nation. The climate is subtropical with endless sunny days and warm evenings – winter is a foreign concept to the friendly inhabitants of South Africa’s second most populous province.
KwaZulu Natal offers hundreds of miles of untouched beaches, with the warm Indian Ocean invitingly lapping on golden shores. Home to some of the best waves in South Africa, the Province is very popular with surfers, scuba divers and fisherman alike.
With it’s internationally accredited Blue Flag beaches offering pristine conditions and world-class facilities; KwaZulu Natal is perfect for multi-generational family vacations.
Visit the Battlefields of Isandlwana and Rourkes Drift to listen to stories of how fearless Zulus encountered the British Empire’s sophisticated firepower in the 1800’s, or meander through the midlands and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Drakensberg Mountain Range. Work on your handicap at some of the best golf courses in the country before stopping off for lunch at an authentic Indian restaurant – all just a short drive away.
Combining a beach holiday with a safari couldn’t be easier, as KwaZulu Natal has several established game reserves throughout the province. To the north of the province is the beautiful World Heritage Site of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – famous for it’s hippo and flamingo populations – while Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park and Phinda Private Reserve offer authentic safari experiences with plentiful wildlife and luxurious lodges.
A small pack of South Africa’s rarest carnivores loped free into the bush in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday, ambassadors of hope for the very survival of their race. The release of 14 African wild dogs into their new home in Tembe Elephant Park, on the province’s northern border with Mozambique, is a significant milestone in the conservation of an animal species whose future has not looked more bleak. There are now only between 350 and 400 of these endangered creatures roaming South […]Read more
Twilight dinner at Singita Boulders Lodge poolFor many, there is nothing more romantic than being out in the wild, listening to the lions call while sipping champagne and watching a glorious sunset. The Game Lodge Index review team have considered the lodges and picked those that combine setting, service and special touches to bring you the list of 10 lodges ideally suited for those romantic experiences. To be romantic, lodges have to offer a magical setting, service that is professional […]Read more