The Best Parts of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa

The Best Parts of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa

KwaZulu Natal (KZN) is a highly populated area of South Africa.


It's really a remarkably attractive sub-tropical area with fantastic panorama and renowned interesting attractions including the fantastic shorelines of Durban, the Drakensberg mountains and the famous battlefields from the wars among the British, Boers and Zulus.

The population of KwaZulu Natal is certainly, just about the most diverse in South Africa. The local Zulu culture of the area is widely recognised for their famous warrior custom. Even now, in the phonetic alphabet, “Zulu” represents the letter “Z”.


Certainly, there is a distinct British effect in the province and a number of of the people who are living here have a British heritage. In addition, in Durban you will also see undoubtedly one of the biggest populations of Indians outside of the sub-continent. Durban is also South Africa’s third biggest metropolis and is the busiest port in the African continent. The superb weather makes Durban a favourite destination all year long and following the accomplishment of the FIFA World Cup, Durban will almost certainly bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

For those checking out KZN, Durban is a ‘must’ with so much to offer the tourist including markets, culture, shorelines and the recently opened uShaka Marineworld. It's also a fine base from where you can check out the surrounding area. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve is the very best spot to go on safari while the UKlahlamba mountain range provide serenity and tranquillity in dazzling surroundings.


Travellers and tourists will discover Zulu culture in evidence right across the region and there are sufficient options to pay a visit classic Zulu villages. There are approximately 400 miles of coastline in KZN with the region in the north of the province being mainly unspoilt. The St Lucia Wetlands are a World Heritage Site with perfect lakes, estuaries, lagoons, forest dunes and coral reefs.

The battlefields of KwaZulu Natal are well recognised with possibly the best known spot being Rorkes Drift where around 140 British soldiers fought off a prolonged assault by 4,000 Zulu warriors.

Finally, the Midlands Meander is a route for holidaymakers to drive along stopping at a good number of craft shops, studios, art galleries and a lot more established within the heart of the impressive Drakensberg mountains.  




Written and contributed by ratherton


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