Beaches, Big 5, and battlefields – there is so much on offer on here.
Ra, Original Traveller
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is one of South Africa's largest provinces but is often overlooked by visitors who tend to enjoy a safari, go to Cape Town and the Winelands and then perhaps along the Garden Route.
Why we think you’ll love it
- The battlefield tours of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift are something that anyone with even a passing interest in history will enjoy, and you don't have to be a war historian to be blown away by the Rattrays' incredible, in-situ talks on the Zulu Wars
- The beautiful and wild coast around Rocktail Bay is so unspoiled, and it offers great diving with miles of beach to explore
- On a KwaZulu-Natal holiday you can take in the stunning surroundings of the Drakensburg Mountains or indulge in a five star, non-malarial safari at Phinda Private Game Reserve
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Luxury Holidays to KwaZulu-Natal: The Detail
Well, we at Original Travel think KwaZulu-Natal is well worth a look. There's Anglo-Zulu War heritage to discover, the dramatic Drakensberg Mountain range for superb trekking, excellent game reserves and some of the Rainbow Nation's finest coastline.
Elsewhere, between the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the waterways of the Greater Saint Lucia Wetland Park renamed iSimangaliso Wetland Park in 2007 (a World Heritage Site), Phinda Game Reserve's 17,000 hectares span seven unique ecosystems and host an unrivalled diversity of wildlife including the 'big five', almost 400 species of bird and superb marine wildlife such as dolphins and turtles - perfect for a luxury safari.
KwaZulu-Natal holiday activities range from game drives to diving, and it's possible to spot a lion in the morning and a whale shark in the afternoon.