Fun things to do in Province of KwaZulu-Natal

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    Injasuti

    by Jenniflower Updated Jun 12, 2007

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    Visit Injasuti in the Giant's Castle area of the Drakensberg Mountains, a quiet place to rest, hike and fish, where you will find antelope coming up to your bungalow door in the coolness of the day.

    Cathkin Peak, Monk's Cowl and Champagne Castle surround it and are easily walkable.

    We are going there in January 2009, and my husband is particularly excited as it is his favourite place in South Africa (mine is the Kruger National Park).

    It is in the wild, accommodation is very basic, the deer come right up to your door... there are a couple of lovely flowing rivers (Injasuti - `Little Tugela' - and Delmhlwazini rivers) where one can fish (hubby does fly fishing), and it is a place where you can REST.

    Highly recommended!!!!

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    Durban beaches

    by Jenniflower Updated Jun 12, 2007

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    I am sure you have heard of the famed North and South beaches of Durban, where you can tan, surf and swim.

    Amamzimtoti and Scotberra are beaches I know well as we used to go there on holiday as kids.

    I personally prefer these beaches to North and South Beaches in Durban, as even though they do have a lot of people visiting them, they are not as busy as the other two. They are more out of the way too, so this might be why the masses don't flock there as much.

    Laterlly my family have enjoyed going to Umhlanga Ricks and Umhloti a lot more... they have a wonderful time :)

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    Midlands Meander

    by Jenniflower Updated Jun 12, 2007

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    On the Midlands Meander is an arty route, where there is pottery, paintings and papermaking to be seen.

    You can go to the factories and studios and watch the process involved. They have shops on the premises too so you can buy something that catches your eye!

    A favourite of mine was Exitus Paper, where they make handmade paper. I used to make handmade paper and products myself when I had a design business in Cape Town, so have a huge love and appraciation for this art form.

    One can be so creative in paper making!

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    Whale watching

    by Jenniflower Updated Jun 12, 2007

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    The whales come into the coast between July and November, sometimes slightly earlier.

    They come in quite close to the shore during their birthing season, which is fabulous to watch.. but do stay clear of them! If you are in a boat do NOT venture close to them, as it will distress the mum and new baby immensely!

    Best view points are probably just by standing on the beach as they do come in quite close.

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    Drakensberg Mists

    by Bwana_Brown Updated May 1, 2007

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    For the only time on our trip, the weather in Royal Natal did not cooperate as much as we had hoped for! On our first day, the mists lifted briefly in the afternoon so we had some good views of the peaks. However, our next and final morning brought a heavy Scotch mist, severely limiting our views. Such is life in the higher elevations of the Drakensbergs! The peaks in Royal Natal are home to Tugela waterfall, the second highest in the world with a drop of over 3000 feet. This photo was taken just before noon, after we had left Royal Natal and were on our final stage into Johannesburg. It shows that one of the peaks still has not released its lingering cloud cover!

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    Hiking in Royal Natal Park

    by Bwana_Brown Updated May 1, 2007

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    We had been able to book ourselves for one night at the Tendele camp in Royal Natal Park. This camp is located in the southern Drakensbergs and is surrounded by peaks of over 3300-m. The terrain is a mixture of open and forested hills and streams with a constant view of the surrounding peaks off in the distance. We took advantage of their extensive trail system during the afternoon of the day of our arrival. The first trail that we took, the Gorge trail, meandered along some rocky streams with interesting formations. We found the streams to be quite dry (photo) - in keeping with what we had observed throughout our trip. Our next venture was the higher elevation Devil's Footpath which took us into some nice forest cover as well as across the open sides of the valleys. Every so often birds would come gliding along the trail, whooshing just overhead quietly! We had some great bird viewing on this walk - with top honours going to a Paradise Flycatcher with its blue/green head and long reddish/orange tail! Other notable mentions were a Cape White Eye, a metallic green Malachite Sunbird and a Cape Batis among others. It was very relaxing to just sit admiring the views and listening to the quiet sounds of nature!

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    DRAKENSBERG

    by mtncorg Written Apr 12, 2007

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    South Africa’s most magnificent mountain range is found along the western border of KZN. Soaring to well over 3000 meters high the Drakensberg/uKhahlamba features magnificent rock walls that extend for over 100 kilometers in unbroken fashion. There are several places along the range where you can base yourself while exploring the many activities to be found here. See my other pages within the KZN province and the pages Drakensberg for more on what to see and where to go.

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    Scottburgh

    by nora_south_africa Written Oct 29, 2006

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    Situated 58 kilometers South of Durban. The village of Scottburgh is nestled alongside kilometers of shoreline washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Golden beaches, indigenous forests and rolling hills making Scottburgh one of the prime holiday destinations in South Africa.
    The Scottburgh Caravan Park is also famed due to it's prime location on the beach.

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    South Coast

    by nora_south_africa Written Oct 29, 2006

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    You can visit the south coast, road not far from the coast in most places so easy to drive in and see all the small towns, some towns along the coast you can visit....
    Umkomaas
    Scottburgh
    Pennington Umdoni Park & Golf Course,Ocean View,Kelso,Sezela,Bazely Beach,Ifafa, Elysium and Mtwalume are popular resorts in the Pennington area

    Hibberdene
    Port Shepstone The following are important resorts that are part of the Port Shepstone area:
    Mzumbe
    Sunwich Port
    Bendigo
    Southport
    Umtentweni

    Harding
    Shelly Beach
    Margate
    Southbroom
    Port Edward and Munster
    Leisure Bay
    Glenmore South
    Glenmore North (Glenmore Beach)
    Palm Beach

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    Nature Reserves - Umtamvuna

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 30, 2005

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    This southernmost nature reserve in KwaZulu-Natal is a botanical paradise consisting of an interesting stretch of riverine forest and steep rocky cliffs.
    Bordering the Umtamvuna River, the 3 247 hectare reserve boasts a fine display of flowers in springtime.
    There are numerous walks highlighting the fantastic scenery of different parts of the reserve.
    Both the Cape vulture and fish eagle breed in the reserve and many other bird species have been recorded.
    Bushbuck, serval, baboon, samango monkeys, blue and grey duiker and common reedbuck occur in the reserve.

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    Beaches - Skyline

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 30, 2005

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    Known for its arboretum, this reserve is situated conveniently between Uvongo and Margate.
    Founded in 1962, Skyline Nature Reserve includes 76 indigenous coastal tree species, about 300 other indigenous trees and 400 exotic tree species.
    A series of one-hour self-guided trails are demarcated.
    Although game such as blue and grey duiker, and bushbuck occur, the emphasis is on botanical species. Most tree species are clearly labelled.

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    Beaches - Mission Rock

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 30, 2005

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    Mission Rocks is 16km north of St Lucia on the Cape Vidal road and is a wonderful rocky shore with picnic sites behind the dunes. The Mziki Trail is part of a trail system planned to link St Lucia Estuary with Cape Vidal. It is about 40 kilometres in length, takes three days to cover, and is laid out in one of the most remarkable areas of South Africa.
    Experiences on this trail are both varied and unique. The walk along the northern Zululand sea-shore, the open grasslands of the Eastern Shores, the dense forests clothing the spectacular coastal dunes,combined with scintillating views of the Indian Ocean and the magic of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, add up to an experience which will remain in visitors memories forever. Mission Rocks is popular for shore fishing at high tide and the rock pools at low tide are rich in marine life and very colourful. Nearby at Mount Tabor there are three circular day trails which provide hikers with an opportunity to experience the wildlife and magnificent scenery of Lake St Lucia. On the way to the beach there is a lookout point with views of the Indian Ocean and southern Lake St Lucia.

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    Beaches - Beachwood

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 30, 2005

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    The reserve is a National Monument 76 hectares in extent and was proclaimed in 1977. It consists of mangrove swamp forest and important estuarine habitat at the mouth of the Umgeni River in Durban. Plant and animal life in the mangrove forest can be viewed on a trail through this ecosystem.
    The southern area, near the Umgeni estuary, has an activities centre and separate thatched gazebo which are available to educational groups and other interested parties.

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    Beaches - Maphelana

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 30, 2005

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    Maphelana is the southernmost camp in the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. A popular destination for ski boaters and surf anglers , it lies on the south bank of the Mfolozi River, at the point where it enters the Indian Ocean. The rocky intertidal areas offer excellent musselling and crayfishing. The roads, which can be rough at times, can also be used for taking walks and enjoying the natural forest habitats under the canopy of enormous trees. More than 200 bird species have been recorded here. The bay provides a sheltered launch site for deep sea fishing boats. Shore fishing and spear fishing are also popular. People harvest shellfish under permit on the rocks. The bay is wonderful for swimming, although, please note that there are no shark nets !

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    Nature Reserves - Oribi Gorge

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 30, 2005

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    One of KwaZulu-Natal's most spectacular natural settings, the scenic Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve lies some 21 km inland from Port Shepstone. Ideal for a weekend getaway or day-excursion.
    Oribi offers many delightful walks and self-guided trails to scenic spots in the reserve.
    Details of these walks may be obtained from the Camp Manager.
    The scenery along the gorge formed by the Umzimkulwana River is a photographer's and nature lover's paradise.
    There are numerous idyllic picnic spots on the banks of the river. Be advised, though and do not swim or paddle in the river because of the risk of contracting bilharzia.

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