Kwa-Zulu Natal, with its scenic attractions, vibrant history and culture, condenses the rainbow nation into a single province. Here in traditional “Zululand”, British forces were trounced by Zulu warriors at Isandhwana in the late 1800s and today the region offers fascinating battlefield tours. The rugged Drakensberg – “dragon mountains” - provide a challenge for hikers, whilst famous game reserves and golden beaches also entice.
Drive the coastline and game reserves, dive on spectacular coral reefs, hike to the top of the Drakensberg amphitheatre, dive on spectacular coral reefs or simply laze on unspoilt beaches alongside the balmy Indian Ocean. All year round there are fascinating areas to explore.
Experience world-renowned cuisine at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse in the scenic foothills of the Drakensberg or relax at the historical Hartford House set in the rolling Midlands. In central Zululand, Fugitive’s Drift or Isandlwana Lodge offer expert tours of the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer battlefields, whilst in the rugged bushveld of northern KwaZulu/Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve embraces seven eco-systems within easy reach of some of the finest coral reefs in the world.