KwaZulu-Natal means Kingdom of the Zulu – named for the proud African people who have lived there for centuries. A diverse province that stretches along the warm Indian Ocean from Port Edward in the south to Swaziland and Mozambique in the north.
Beautiful beaches stretch along the coastline up to the north where the UNESCO World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park can be found. It has been awarded this status because of its ecosystems that are abundant with game and marine life. Hluhluwe Game Reserve a Big 5 Game Park as well as other private lodges are within driving distance from iSimangaliso Wetland Park and therefore the perfect Bush and Beach experience await you.
How can one province have so much natural beauty? In the west, you will find South Africa’s most magnificent mountains, the Drakensberg in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, yet another World Heritage Site. The Drakensberg can experience heavy snow in winter months and get nice and warm during the summer months. Combine the mountains with either KwaZulu Natal lush green countryside and meander through the Midlands, or if you want to learn more about the rich history head towards the battlefields. Battles that captured the world’s attention that took place in the 1800s and early 1900s when the Boers and Brits battled the Zulus and the Boers battled the Brits.
Summer month averages are approximately 28°C with a minimum of 21°C, dropping to daytime highs in Winter to 23°C with a minimum of 11°C. The Zululand north coast has the warmest climate and the highest humidity which supports many sugar cane farms around Pongola.