KwaZulu Natal is heaven for anyone devoted to sun, sand and surf. The coastline has some of South Africa’s best beaches and the warm water is great for bathing, surfing and water sports.

KZN is also a great safari destination. The gorgeous Natal Midlands is famous for its verdant rolling hills and rich vegetation, waterfalls and natural features. Whether you are seeking tranquillity or adventure, KwaZulu-Natal provides the spectacular arena where you can find it.

Holiday in Durban

Durban’s tropical climate makes it a popular all-season destination. With warm winters and great infrastructure for tourists, it’s no wonder that everyone from surfers to families with young kids flock to Durban throughout the year.

The city’s bohemian Florida Road is a great spot to enjoy a meal before trying out a few of the area’s trendy bars.

For a great family outing, uShaka Marine World – featuring water slides, kids’ activities and a spectacular aquarium – is not to be missed.

For luxurious, tasteful and relaxed accommodation in Durban, consider the Quarters hotels. Both Quarters on Florida, and it younger sister, Quarters on Avondale, are small boutique hotels situated conveniently located near to some of Durban’s best nightlife. The accommodation itself is quiet relaxed and charming. The Quarters hotels sometimes offer discounted rates with advance bookings.

Midlands luxury spa

The Karkloof Spa is an exceptionally appointed spa resort and game lodge, close to Pietermaritzburg. The luxurious spa is perfect for a day trip, or you can choose to stay at one of Karkloof’s sixteen ultra-deluxe villas.

The resort features cutting edge and deeply lavish spa facilities and highly trained, friendly staff.  The price of accommodation includes meals and unlimited access to the excellent wine cellar. Karkloof does sometimes offer discounted rates. To get the best value, it can help to contact a suitably qualified travel consultant to explain the best rates and deals.

Game viewing in KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal is home to a great diversity of wildlife – birds, insects, rivers full of fish. As well as spotting bigger game on guided game drives , you can go on fishing expeditions and hiking tours.

AmaKhosi Safari Lodge even has a night-time frog safari, where nature lovers can get up close to these remarkable amphibians in their natural habitat. AmaKhosi’s beautiful suites blend seamlessly into their lush surroundings.

World heritage safari

Makakatana Bay Lodge is another great option for a unique safari experience. The lodge is located in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site featuring a breathtaking combination of wetlands, sand dunes, coral reefs and hundreds of bird species.

Take a game drive, experience a boat ride on Lake St Lucia and enjoy superb swimming and diving –there just won’t be enough hours in the day for all the activities on offer.

Makakatana, AmaKhosi and many of the other fine lodges in KwaZulu Natal often have discounts and special rates.  To get the best deal, find a travel consultant with a good portfolio of locations in KwaZulu Natal to help advise you on getting great accommodation at surprisingly good prices.

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