KwaZulu-Natal

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. 

If you live in or near Durban, the wilderness is not far away. There are several magnificent KwaZulu-Natal game reserves for great weekend getaways – offering superb safaris and wilderness stays that are very doable road trips from Durban and surroundings. If you’re travelling to a fabulous lodge, you most surely want to spend more time there than on … Continue reading “Bush Breaks Kzn: Classy Wilderness Stays Under 300 km From Durban”

The Isimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal is one of South Africa’s greatest treasures. It’s also a global wonder and a proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ecologically one of its kind and located well off the beaten track in Zululand, the Isimangaliso Wetland Park is a wonderworld of natural beauty and a must for anybody serious about discovering KwaZulu-Natal’s best … Continue reading “Isimangaliso Wetland Park: Luxury Lodges In and Near KwaZulu-Natal’s Wondrous Estuary Site”

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf would most certainly have had nothing to fear at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse! Sitting pretty in the paradise of the Kamberg Valley in KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensberg area, this is a getaway for people who adore food and sumptuous dining. But not … Continue reading “Food from the Gods: Culinary Magic at Gourmet Getaway Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse in KwaZuluNatal”

Here’s a resort in KwaZuluNatal that’s not only fully geared for sizeable stayover–conferences, but provides a supreme nature experience to offset serious-minded work around the conference table. Three hours from Durban and five from Johannesburg, Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa has a phenomenal setting on the banks of Lake Jozini. Shimmering waters and the mighty Lebombo … Continue reading “Conference Getaway & Nature Bonanza on Lake Jozini KwaZuluNatal: 3 Hours ex Durban and 5 Ex Johannesburg”

Go where the grasslands are green and lush, and the country air clear and crisp. And spoil yourself at the Fordoun Hotel and Spa. Fordoun lies in the very heart of the KwaZulNatal Midlands, and on the famous Midlands Meander. Sheep graze away peacefully and horses are at home in the rolling farmlands surrounding Fordoun, which is the perfect … Continue reading “A Spa Spoil in the Land of Green: Fordoun Hotel & Spa, KwaZuluNatal Midlands”