KwaZulu-Natal

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Kwazulu Natal

The 'Kingdom of the Zulu' has many reasons to be proud. It is home to two World Heritage Sites, five Blue Flag beaches, three world-class dive spots and Big 5 game reserves. The subtropical coastline has enjoys the mildest winter weather. Ancient San rock art can be found in the Drakensberg mountains.

General information

CAPITAL: Pietermaritzburg
OTHER CITIES: Durban, Richards Bay, Pietermaritzburg
AIRPORTS: Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Richards Bay
AREA: 7.6% of the country
POPULATION: 20.7% of the country at 8.93 million
LANGUAGES: Zulu & English

Not to be missed

  • Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site
  • Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park, a World Heritage Site
  • Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, a Big 5 game reserve
  • Durban's Golden Mile
  • Tropical coastline and golden beaches
  • Zulu and Indian culture
  • Drakensberg

    Mountains with towering peaks of up to 3,300m, deep ravines and sparkling cascades.
  • Durban

    South Africa’s playground’ with sun, fun, culture and beautiful beaches.
  • North Coast

    A popular seaside holiday destination among locals with stunning beaches and balmy weather.
  • South Coast

    The ultimate beach holiday destination throughout the year.
  • St. Lucia

    On the banks of the St. Lucia Estuary and part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site.

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    African Insight Academy

    Volunteering & internships   > KwaZulu-Natal

    Youth adventure travel is what we do! We offer a variety of travel solutions designed to engage and develop those adventurous young minds looking for knowledge, experience and growth. Being a long-standing specialist in this market, we have bespoke adventures for school/college/university groups that include authentic culture, wildlife and wilderness and outdoor adventure experiences. As […]

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    Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge

    Accommodation  > Drakensberg

    Midway between Johannesburg and Durban is a piece of land encircled by mountains with two private dams and a river running through it. It is on this idyllic spot that Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge is found. The venue takes its name from a unique part of the Northern Drakensberg that is shaped like an amphitheatre. But […]

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    Ansteys Beach Backpackers Int.

    Accommodation  > Durban

    Ansteys Beach Backpackers is just 30m away from a beautiful unspoilt beach with lifeguard protection. The city is a quick 15-20 minute drive away. Ansteys is owned and run by a surfing family and offers a real taste of the laid-back surfing and beach lifestyle. Come on over and become a part of the extended […]

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    Big Rush - Big Swing

    Tours & adventures  > Adventure activities  > Durban

    For the ultimate ride of your life the ‘Big Rush Big Swing’ at the Moses Mabhida stadium is a must on anyone’s to do list. Apart from being recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Tallest Swing” it is also the World’s Only stadium swing because of its unique design. Once […]

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    Claim Victory Volunteers

    Volunteering & internships  > Animals & wildlife   > Eastern Cape

    An International volunteering agency located in Cape Town, South Africa. Offering a wide range of volunteering opportunities, language courses, internships, at great affordable prices. 15 Years of volunteer placement experience 24/7 Support in South Africa & Namibia Over 120  Volunteering opportunities (Social and Animal) Orientation weeks in Cape Town Tours & Accommodation Language courses Most […]

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    Curiocity Durban

    Accommodation  > Durban

    This establishment is an Associate Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. A SAYTC Associate Member is an establishment that has not yet gone through an accreditation process with a recognized body to ensure that a minimum standard is obtained. They often are smaller establishments, looking to grow and expand before […]

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    Drakensberg Adventures

    Tours & adventures  > Adventure activities  > Drakensberg

    Drakensberg Adventures based at Sani Lodge Backpackers offers authentic tours with dedicated and knowledgeable guides and community stakeholders in Lesotho. We offer a range of activities in the Drakensberg and Lesotho, including hiking, cultural tours, pony trekking, volunteering and rock art walks. Special 3 and 4 night all inclusive packages offer an unforgettable experience. Unbeatable […]

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    Happy Hippo Accommodation

    Accommodation  > Durban

    We are in Durban Central, 500m from South Beach,300m from uShaka Marine World and 1.5km from the city centre and serviced by a door-to-door airport shuttle. The Happy Hippo is decorated in a contemporary African ethnic theme; utilizing the vibrant colours shown through the flag and the S.A. people, and tastefully finished off with an […]

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    Hluhluwe Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Hluhluwe

    This establishment is an Incubator Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. SAYTC would like to represent the diversity that tourism in South Africa has to offer, particularly start up or smaller accommodation establishments. Incubator Membership offers these establishments an introduction to the tourism industry and SAYTC as an organisation.

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    Monkey Bay Backpackers

    Accommodation  > North Coast

    Monkey Bay Backpackers is situated in the heart of Ballito on the Dolphin Coast. It is the closest backpackers to the new King Shaka airport, only 20 minutes away. We do airport transfers. It is also less than 5 minutes to all shopping centres. There are shops, restaurants, laundromat, doctors rooms and dentist right next […]

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    Monzi Safaris

    Day tours  > Hluhluwe

    Monzi Safaris is a tour operator situated in St Lucia KZN. We offer daily tours to Hluhluwe Imfolozi park (Big Five Game Drive) and Cape Vidal ( On the Eastern Shores of Lake St Lucia-part of the Isimangaliso World Heritage site.) We are also a booking agent for all activities on offer in St Lucia […]

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    Monzi Safaris Backpackers

    Accommodation  > St. Lucia

    St Lucia- where Hippos roam the streets of town at night- is where you will find Budget Backpackers.St Lucia is also the gateway to the Isimangaliso World Heritage site and the only place in S A where you can see the worlds oldest land mammal(rhino), the worlds largest land mammal(elephant), the worlds oldest reptile(crocodile),the worlds […]

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    Mount Everest Guest Farm

    Accommodation  > Drakensberg

    This establishment is an Incubator Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. SAYTC would like to represent the diversity that tourism in South Africa has to offer, particularly start up or smaller accommodation establishments. Incubator Membership offers these establishments an introduction to the tourism industry and SAYTC as an organisation.

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    Nomads Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Durban

    Nomads is situated minutes away from pubs, restaurants, movies, etc. Nomads is a friendly, homely spot that promises to provide efficient service in a welcoming atmosphere. Our travel desk has all the travel info you need.

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    Sensayuma Backpackers

    Accommodation  > North Coast

    This establishment is an Associate Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. SAYTC would like to represent the diversity that tourism in South Africa has to offer, particularly start up or smaller accommodation establishments. Incubator Membership offers these establishments an introduction to the tourism industry and SAYTC as an organisation.

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    Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

    Accommodation  > Durban

    In the heart of Morningside, Durban’s most vibrant suburb. Tekweni is just off the famous Florida Road, 2kms from the beach, the city centre, Moses Mabhida, Kings Park and Kingsmead stadiums. We have pubs, clubs, restaurants and all your heart desires on the doorstep. FREE WIRELESS!

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