KwaZulu-Natal

Exclusive Getaways recommends five fabulous minibreaks from Durban, all accessible within 3 hours by car and ideal as weekend getaways. Our choice includes a luxury beach hotel, scenic hideaways in the countryside – one known for its incredible spa experiences, and a couple of wonderful nature lodges.

A safari in Thanda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal is a luxurious affair, and it can also be very meaningful in terms of offering guests the opportunities to participate directly in wildlife conservation activities. Soak up all the wonder of daily guided wildlife safaris and bush walks, superb safari accommodation and service, but also roll … Continue reading “Roll Up Your Sleeves For Conservation Activities on a Thanda Safari in KwaZulu-Natal”

If you love wildlife and you enjoy being active outdoors – and you’re not opposed to a good dash of luxury, choose White Elephant Safari Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal’s Pongola Game Reserve. It will give you a unique, wonderfully varied and action-packed wilderness experience, with far more than the usual twice-daily safari drives, to keep you … Continue reading “Your Action Safari in Pongola: Activity Lineup at White Elephant Safari Lodge”

Imagine sleeping in a forest on the edge of a lake, soaking in a tub set in pearl-white sand beneath the stars, and spending your days walking in faraway raffia forests, canoeing on beautiful waterways, and snorkelling at a secret paradise where the Kosi River meets the big sea. And what’s more, you will barely … Continue reading “Placid Lakes, Palm Forests, Starlit Bathtubs and Utopian Beaches: Kosi Forest Lodge KwaZulu-Natal”

If you’re a honeymooner, an incurable romantic, or someone who revels in a little glorious seclusion, we have three great getaways for you in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. All are private, remote and romantic – splendid spoils for anyone intending to find an idyllic, private hideaway for romance.

A grand beach holiday never loses its appeal, especially when it’s on the alluringly warm Indian Ocean. Opulent, palatial and with all its five stars gleaming brightly, The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal offers all the glamour of a top-class beach holiday in South Africa, right on the ocean’s edge. Make use of a special … Continue reading “That Oceanic Feeling … A Lavish Beachside Holiday at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga With a Free Night”

The Turtle Season at Thonga Beach Lodge extends from November to February. It’s an awesome experience to meet giant turtles at night, on Mabibi Bay’s long stretches of beach sands, where Loggerhead and Leatherback females come up to lay their eggs.  These magnificent creatures return to the Maputuland coastline every year – to the very beach … Continue reading “It’s Turtle Time: Meet Giant Turtles at Thonga Beach Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal”

Traversing the bushveld is what typifies most safaris in South Africa. Combinations of land- and water-based safari activities are rarer, and offer greater variety of scenery and a greater array of wildlife sightings. One such land- and water-based safari experience is at White Elephant Safari Lodge in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, where guests are treated to a … Continue reading “Wildlife Seen from the Water and from the Land: Safari of Variety and Value at White Elephant Safari Lodge, Pongola”

KwaZulu-Natal is a region of abundance, ideal for a holiday because it features such a great variety of scenery, ranging from beach to wilderness, mountains to wetlands and coral reefs, forests to farmlands. All in all, KwaZulu-Natal integrates – under one “roof”, so to speak – the best of South Africa in terms of variety … Continue reading “KwaZulu-Natal Holiday Destination Highlights”

KwaZulu-Natal offers a fantastic choice of safaris, some lodges offering great combinations of bush- and water-safaris. From stunning riverside safari suites and lodges set near wetlands and waterside, to lofty clifftop safari hideouts, the choice is yours to make.