KwaZulu Natal

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KwaZulu-Natal forms part of the 9 provinces in South Africa. The provinces capital is Pietermaritzburg, with Durban being its largest city. With its name meaning the “place of the Zulu”, the province was created in 1994, when the Zulu Bantustan of KwaZulu and the Natal province were merged. Today the province is known as the “garden province” because of its blush and spacious green lands. The province is situated in the southeast of the country. It has a shoreline beside the Indian Ocean and shares borders with 3 other local provinces and countries such as Mozambique, Eswatini and Lesotho.

During the 1830s and early 1840s, the northern part of what is now KwaZulu-Natal was established as the Zulu Kingdom, while the southern part was briefly, the Boer Natalia Republic before becoming the British Colony of Natal in 1843. The Zulu Kingdom remained independent until 1879. The province is home to the Zulu Monarch, with the majority population and language spoken being Zulu. It is the only province which has the dominant ethic group as part of its name.

This destination has 2 areas which has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.Take a trip to the uShaka Marine World to experience the aquarium and family friendly theme park. The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is a safari on Africa’s oldest game reserve. The safari offers visitors with affordable accommodation and the chance to interact with the country’s big five.

Take a trip down to the Golden Mile Beach and leave your footprint on the sandy beach. Enjoy the majestic view and dramatic waterfalls of the Tungeld Falls. The Maloti-Drakensberg Park offers visitors with a various hiking and wildlife options. End your trip off at the Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, which offers visitors with affordable wildlife viewing and luxury lodging. Who said anything about breaking your bank when you go on holiday?