KwaZulu Natal is an exciting and diverse area where you can view its magnificent wildlife, meet the Zulu King, learn about the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu Wars, walk in the Drakensburg Mountains and go scuba diving.
With breathtaking peaks, thick forests and stunning views, this area is also a hiker’s paradise. It is possible to spend weeks in KwaZulu Natal and still find new things to see and do, from its challenging golf courses, to San rock paintings, excellent trout fishing, and much, much more. There really is something for everybody here.
Did you know?
- The Drakensberg Mountains, the largest mountain range in South Africa, with peaks soaring over 12,000ft, stretch from Kwazulu Natal up into Maputuland near to the Kruger National Park.
- The Natal Battlefields are a beautiful yet eerie place. The name is a collective referring to an area of rural cattle country in KwaZulu Natal. Here, many of the epic Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer battles of the 19th century were fought. This is an enduring story of courage and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and tragedy. There are ski resort in the Drakensberg Mountains.
- Every year Durban finds itself in the middle of one of the greatest animal migrations, the Sardine Run, where billions of sardines travel up the coast line attracting sharks, dolphins, whales, birdlife and of course numerous fisherman.
- The Drakensberg offer some superb examples of ancient Bushmen rock paintings at Giants Castle and Kamberg nature reserves.
- Despite the country’s status as a democratic republic, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal has a monarchy, specially provided for by the Constitution. Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu is the King of the Zulu Nation, has at least 27 kids and 6 wives and lives, literally, like a King!
- There are a number of wildlife reserves here with some great game viewing.
- Dive and snorkel in the Indian ocean and watch turtles laying their eggs on the beaches.