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KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu natal - South Africas Zulu Kingdom

Information about Kwazulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal includes the Drakensberg, East Griqualand, Elephant Coast, Pietermaritzburg and Midlands, Zululand, South Coast, North Coast (Dolphin Coast) and the Battlefields regions.

KwaZulu Natal has three different geographic areas: the lowland region along the Indian Ocean coast, plains in the central section, and two mountainous areas, the Drakensberg Mountains in the west and the Lebombo Mountains in the north. The Tugela River flows west to east across the center of KZN.

Average temperatures in KwaZulu Natal range from 17° to 28° C from October to April and from 11° to 25° C in the colder months. Annual rainfall is about 690 mm, falling throughout the year.

The KwaZulu Natal Coastline

The the KwaZulu Natal coastline is dotted with small towns, many of which serve as seasonal recreational hubs. North of Durban is locally referred to as "The North Coast", while south is "The South Coast". The Kwazulu-Natal Tourist board includes towns like Margate, Port Shepstone, Scottburgh and Port Edward in its definition of what constitutes the South Coast, while Ballito, Umhlanga and Salt Rock are quintessentially North Coast resort towns. Superb beaches of world-class quality are to be found along virtually every part of South Africas eastern seaboard, with some of the least developed gems found in the far southern and far northern ends of the provinces extents. The beach at Marina Beach (and its adjoining resort San Lameer) was recognized in 2002 as a Blue Flag beach.

An extraordinary natural phenomenon that is witnessed annually on the KwaZulu-Natal coast during late autumn or early winter is the "sardine run". Also referred to as "the greatest shoal on earth", the sardine run occurs when millions of sardines migrate from their spawning grounds south of the southern tip of Africa northwards along the Eastern Cape coastline towards KwaZulu-Natal following a path close inshore, often resulting in many fish washing up on beaches along the coast. The huge shoal of tiny fish can stretch for many kilometres and is followed and preyed upon by thousands of predators, including gamefish, sharks, dophins and sea birds. Usually the shoals break up and the fish disappear into deeper water around Durban. Many questions surrounding this exceptional event remain unanswered.

Links to regions in Kwazulu Natal

Durban Metro & Durban
Midlands & Battlefields
North Coast
South Coast

This is a land of subtle moods, striking beauty and vivid contrasts displayed in many different forms: the ancient beat of drums and the stamping feet of dancing Zulu warriors, the echo of thunder through the crags and remote valleys of the Drakensberg and the rustle of silk and the spicy smells of an oriental bazaar. With the emphasis on conservation, Kwazulu Natal boasts more nature reserves and game parks than any other province in South Africa. Here, one can still experience nature in the true African tradition.


The Kwazulu Natal Holiday Coast comprises the following areas: Durban and Surroundings. The Sugar Coast is a lush, subtropical paradise of green sugar cane covered hillsides and golden beaches, encompassing the coastal area north of Durban between Umhlanga and Tongaat and stretching inland to Mount Edgecombe, Verulam and Hambanathi.



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Accommodation in and around Kwazulu Natal

Elephant Rock - Private Safari Lodge    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
Superbly sited overlooking a waterhole, Elephant Rock is a charming boutique safari lodge offering luxury accommodation for up to 10 people. Experience a home-away-from-home true bush lodge experience for the entire family including extraordinary gam... More

Farquhar Lodge    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
Welcome to Farquhar Lodge Bed & BreakfastSet in a beautiful "jungle like" garden. Situated in Central Ladysmith, close to all the main amenities of this historic townOur fifteen comfortable en-suite rooms are available at affo... More

Buller's Rest Lodge    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
This charming country-style, thatch home offers bed and breakfast and dinner on request in a friendly, family atmosphere with beautiful berg views from a magnificent sun deck overlooking Ladysmith. Tasty cooking and comfortable single and double en-s... More

Egerton Manor    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
Comfortable, well appointed accommodation offering you a restful night. A real home from home allows for a friendship to develop in a few hours. Centrally Situated: We are situated in the middle of Ladysmith, easily accessible. Delicious Cooking: P... More

Durnford's Lodge    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
Durnford's Lodge is a "Bed & Breakfast" Guest House Style, situated at 28 Francis Road, Ladysmith - close to the C.B.D, yet away from the drone of everyday shopping and traffic.Paddy Ann and Charles are your hosts and are dedicated ... More

Hunter's Lodge    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
Hunters Lodge is centrally situated in the busy town of Ladysmith. We pride ourselves on providing a restful oasis for the weary traveller and offer a home from home atmosphere - arrive as strangers and leave as friends. We also ensure that our break... More

Ntenjwa Bush Camp    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
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Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
A rustic yet sophisticated safari lodge, Zintulo Safari Lodge offers wrap around views of the spectacular lower lying areas of the Nambiti Conservancy. Zintulo Safari Lodge is set apart due to its dramatic and spe... More

Wyford Farm    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
We offer accommodation in unique, private self catering cottages on a historical working farm with a rich recorded history in an attractive tranquil mountainous area just under 2 km from the N 3 and only about 3 hours from Johannesburg, Durban or Blo... More

Caterpillar and Catfish Cookhouse    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
For hipcats, jetlags, gourmets, dipsomaniacs, the bossa nova and the boogie woogie. Caterpillar and Catfish Cookhouse is situated on the crest of the Oliviershoek pass, overlooking the majestic Northern Drakensburg. With a rustic splendour, this hist... More

Budleigh House    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
Set in a large park like garden with shaded seating for relaxation after a long day. Luxury accommodation is offered with full scrumptious English breakfasts. Braai facilities and swimming pool available. We are within walking distance of shops an... More

Royal Country Lodge    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
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Alpine Heath Resort    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
Alpine heath resort offers superb chalet accommodation, fine dining, an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities and the finest state-of-the-art conference facilities in Southern Africa. Alpine Heath invites you to surround yourself with the splend... More

Platrand Lodge    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
All 4000 hectares of the farm are fenced for the 17 different types of game, although the main activity is breeding of Brangus cattle. We are located 5 km south of Ladysmith on the N11 next to the ... More

Ingwe Cabin    accommodation in Kwazulu Natal
Situated in the Northern Drakensberg halfway down Oliviershoek Pass, between Little Switzerland and Alpine Heath, high up in the mountains on an easy 4x4 track nestles the farm ingwe.Spectacular golden sandstone cliffs that surge skywards, steep-side... More

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