Province of KwaZulu-Natal Travel Guide

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Durban

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Lake Saint Lucia

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Hluhluwe Game Reserve

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Pietermaritzburg

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Umhlanga Rocks

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Sodwana Bay National Park

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Margate

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Amanzimtoti

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Richards Bay

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Mkuze Game Reserve

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Sani Pass

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Bergville

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Scottburgh

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Underberg

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Hluhluwe

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Royal Natal National Park

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Winterton

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Port Edward

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Nottingham Road

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Newcastle

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Mpumalanga

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Ladysmith

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Saint Lucia Estuary

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Hillcrest

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Umfolozi

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Howick

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Umkomaas

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Himeville

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Rorke's Drift

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Ixopo

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Eshowe

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Umhlanga Rocks

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Ulundi

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Thendele

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Ramsgate

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Pinetown

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Drakensberg Garden

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Durban

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  • Scuba Diving

    Durban Things to Do

    I always wanted to try my hand at Scuba Diving and now I can finally tick it off my bucket list after my Xmas road trip holiday to Durban! On our way there in our rented Honda CR-V, which was amazingly comfortable even though we were rather overloaded, we passed the Aliwal Shoel scuba diving site and decided why not. I've never been a great swimmer...

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  • Hilton Durban

    Durban Hotels

    If you dont mind asking for new towls, shampoos, soap on a daily basis, this hotel is for you. Claim...

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  • Rafting

    Durban Things to Do

    During my amazing road trip to Durban over the Xmas holidays I managed to convince my mates to go white river rafting with me in the Umkomaas River by the Duma Manzi Boutique Eco Lodge. Although it was a pretty epic trip, the rafting was definitely the icing on the cake. What is more, due to a mutual friend we were able rock up in style with a Jeep...

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Lake Saint Lucia

  • Cape Vidal

    Lake Saint Lucia Things to Do

    Cape Vidal is more of resort area than a park. It has beautiful beaches where people like to sun themselves, kick the football around, fish, and snorkel. The dunes here run all along the coast and are 150 m high. The dune forests are facinating and have an abundance of interesting life in them. Look out for the rare Samango Monkey. There are also...

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  • Visit Hluhluwe Game Reseve

    Lake Saint Lucia Things to Do

    Hluhluwe (shlo-shlo-wee) is apart of the Kwazulu-Natal Park system and is located 15km West off of the N12. You can rent a car at Imperial rent a car and use St. Lucia Resort as a base to explore the park. If you don't like this cheaper and better option there are full day and half day tours of the area that can be booked at the backpackers or many...

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  • Visit Imfolozi Game Reserve

    Lake Saint Lucia Things to Do

    Umfolozi is apart of the Kwazulu-Natal Park system and is 50 Km North North-West of Mtubatuba and about 80 from St. Lucia. It is really one park with Hluhluwe to the North. Both are connected by a corridor so the animals can move freely between both parks. You can rent a car at Imperial rent a car and use St. Lucia Resort as a base to explore the...

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Hluhluwe Game Reserve

  • No off road driving allowed in game...

    Hluhluwe Game Reserve Warnings and Dangers

    (work in progress)Vistors are not allowed to drive off road is allowed in any of South Africa's national or provincial game reserves. In private reserves, game rangers may take vehicles off road - for example, to view animal kills - but this is the exception rather than the rule and is only allowed with the permission of the reserve management (a...

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  • African Wildlife at its best

    Hluhluwe Game Reserve Things to Do

    We had a great 2 nights in the Hilltop Camp in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.What an amazing experience to be so close to the amazing wild animals. We saw lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and loads of antelope and giraffe. It was a great thrill to be slow close to these animals in the natural, unspoilt environment.It was a privilege to be allowed into...

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  • Self - Drive

    Hluhluwe Game Reserve Things to Do

    Hluhluwe-Umfolozi is a self-drive game park (unless you are staying in some of the private lodges or going on a morning/night drive). Easy to read, clearly illustrated maps are sold at every entrance to the park. Take some time before you leave the main gates, to look at the map and navigate your route. The park also offers three self-auto trails -...

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Pietermaritzburg

  • LAUNDRY!!

    Pietermaritzburg What to Pack

    You know what a pain in the neck laundry is when you are on holiday - who has time for it??Well, if you are staying in Pmburg there is a really great place to take your dirty washing... it's called the Orange Ring and you pay by weight - something like R15 per kilo for same day service. You just drop your smelly stuff off and pay and when it's...

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  • Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant

    Pietermaritzburg Hotels

    R103 Nottingham Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3280, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Yummilicious

    Pietermaritzburg Restaurants

    Delicious food in a garden setting, tucked away at the top of Town Bush Road. We HAVE to go here every time we visit. They are all Fantastic!

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Umhlanga Rocks

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  • How should one dress?

    Umhlanga Rocks What to Pack

    Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. Some ideas:Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing. If you're going on safari, pack comfortable walking shoes and khaki, brown or beige casual clothes.Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will help protect you against the sun and insect bites.A...

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  • Oyster Box Hotel

    Umhlanga Rocks Hotels

    THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL – UMHLANGA ROCKS – SOUTH AFRICA This hotel is situated overlooking the...

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  • Gateway to Disappointment

    Umhlanga Rocks Restaurants

    If only the restaurant put half as much effort into the food as its decor, we would have been much happier customers. Since we had heard that the Durban area had such a large Indian community, we had assumed that pretty much any Indian restaurant would be good. We were wrong. Gateway to India, in the Gateway Shopping Mall, says that it specialises...

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Sodwana Bay National Park

  • Idiot off-road drivers

    Sodwana Bay National Park Warnings and Dangers

    Anywhere on the beaches at Sodwana, be aware of drivers using off-road vehicles... some have to use the beach in order to unload their boats into the water, which is fair enough, but others simply use the sand as an off-road adventure, tearing along at ridiculous speeds. We had one bloke miss us by about 1/2 a meter while we were suntanning. Almost...

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  • The Main beach

    Sodwana Bay National Park Tourist Traps

    The main beach at Sodwana is very nice, a big, sweeping expanse of sand starting at the river mouth, and running around the coast to the North. But even in winter (at the weekend, in particular) it's pretty crowded, as most of the scuba diving companies run their business from this point. Go during the week, and not in peak season! Or head South....

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  • Scuba Diving

    Sodwana Bay National Park Things to Do

    Sodwana is the ideal diving location, with 3 reefs (2, 5, and 7 mile), Just 5 minutes from the sodwana lodge hotel you are at the beach. From here you will be taken care of, no matter if you have your own gear or need to hire equipment. Lots of marine life from the small to Rays and whitetips.

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Margate

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Amanzimtoti

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Richards Bay

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  • Great food and lovely ambience!

    Richards Bay Restaurants

    The waterfront at the Tuzi Gazi marina has several great restaurants offering al fresco dining in good weather and excellent food regardless of the weather!Predictably there is an emphasis on seafood, and I can highly recommend Maritano's Portuguese restaurant, which would make you feel as though you had been transported back to colonial...

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  • Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

    Richards Bay Hotels

    Ngweni Rd, PO Box 247, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, 3960, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Great great food!!

    Richards Bay Restaurants

    One of the most popular places in Richardsbay, is the Elepant and I coffee shop. I never miss going there whenever I am in Richardsbay.They have a great selection of foods, and specialise in breakfasts and lunches. They have great cakes and make very tasty milkshakes, all of this in a very stylish surrounding. My absolute favourite is the Ham (or...

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Mkuze Game Reserve

  • Nsumo Pan

    Mkuze Game Reserve Things to Do

    Nsumo Pan is a shallow lake that is feed by the Mkhuze river, located on the east central part of the park. Here is the best spot in the game reserve to find water birds as well as crocodile and hippo. There are a couple of platforms on the edge of the lake but they are not hides, unfortunately.Some of the birds that I spotted here are as...

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  • PRIMATES ---VERVET MONKEY

    Mkuze Game Reserve Favorites

    The Chacma Baboon and the VERVET MONKEY (Cercopithecus aethiops) inhabit approximately similar areas of Southern Africa.. These primates are the watchdogs of the veld with both animals having good eyesight and exceptional senses of smell and hearing. Both can be cunning, resourceful and dangerous. Primates are sociable by nature and are usually...

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  • PRIMATES --- CHACMA BABOON

    Mkuze Game Reserve Favorites

    The watchdogs of the veld, the CHACMA BABOON along with the Vervet Monkey, have good eyesight and exeptional senses of smell and hearing. Both can be cunning, resourceful and dangerous. Primates are sociable by nature and are usually seen in groups numbering some thirty animals. We enjoyed the antics of the Baboons as they swung from the tree tops...

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Sani Pass

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  • To Head up the Pass

    Sani Pass Transportation

    The only way presently to get up the pass is by 4x4 vehicle. I have made it up the pass in a normal vehicle, however this is not recommended now since the road has become very bad. The Lesotho government is responsible for maintaining the road from the South African Border Post to the top and the 8km are VERY bumpy. There are a number of operators...

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  • Good Hope Trading Station

    Sani Pass Things to Do

    This former trading station from the 1800's was positioned at the foot of the Sani Pass. In old times traders would make their way down the pass with donkeys, overnight at the trading station and then make their way back up the pass with the goods they had exchanged. Today only the ruins are left and there is talk that the ruins are to be removed...

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  • The South African Border Post

    Sani Pass Things to Do

    Even though the Kingdom of Lesotho is entirely surrounded by South Africa one still crosses a "proper" international border. Therefore do not forget your passports even if you just like to visit the top of the pass. Passports are being stamped both at the South African and Lesotho border posts. The South African border post is situated some 8 km...

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Bergville

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  • Great for lunch!

    Bergville Restaurants

    The food here is typical to most BnB's in South Africa- Steak, Fish, Veal, etc. I had a very nice Fried hake with a great sauce and fries, and my companion had a smoked trout that she claimed was "Awesome". Overall it was very nice, and not crowded on Xmas ( WOW) Eve during lunch. The owner's wife came out and asked us how things were and even took...

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  • Dragon's cave

    Bergville Things to Do

    Dragons cave is a farmstall that sells preserves, biltong, frozen trout, and many many other things. I could not discover where the name came from, but I presume there must be a cave nearby and that they hope dragon's used to live there.

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Scottburgh

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  • Aliwal Shoal - Diving

    Scottburgh Things to Do

    The best thing to do here is dive! LaLa Manzi Dive Charters are my preferred operator and I have taken many dives with them to the shoal. They are next door to the LaLa Manzi Inn in Umkomaas and run a very professional operation. Launching from the beach or the Umkomaas river you will be taken some 7 km off the coast to dive this spectacular reef....

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  • Sardine Run - The greatest shoal on...

    Scottburgh Things to Do

    Ever year during the winter month of July millions of sardines swim along the East Coast of South Africa following the cold currents from the South. Besides the millions of sardines, hundreds and thousands of sharks, dolphines, whales, seals and birds enjoy a feeding franzy of the largest and greatest movement of animals on earth.The sardines get...

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  • Aliwal Shoal - Ragged Tooth Shark

    Scottburgh Things to Do

    During the winter months this is a regular visitor to the reef and one spectacular one to dive with - the Raggie!! On my last occasion I got till about 20 cm away from the sharks and it was AWESOME!!

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Underberg

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  • Driving the Sani Pass? Don't forget your...

    Underberg Warnings and Dangers

    The Sani Pass is the only way to cross the Drakensberg escarpment on Lesotho's eastern border with South Africa (which, interestingly enough, totally surrounds it) - thus, it is an international border, and you require a passport to cross from one to other. If you want to be pedantic, the pass itself is technically 'no man's land', as the Lesotho...

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  • Castleburn Leisure Resort

    Underberg Hotels

    Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, 3257, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Centre for tour operators in the...

    Underberg Things to Do

    Underberg is the main centre for tour operators servicing the Southern Drakensberg, and there are many service providers to choose from, including the crowd pictured above (whose services, I must add, I have never used, and can therefore not vouch for).Visitors are spoiled for choice in terms of the activities on offer in the surrounding region,...

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Hluhluwe

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  • Safari - Hluhluwe Game Reserve

    Hluhluwe Things to Do

    Hluhluwe Game Reserve ( Umfolozi Park is adjoined) is brilliant. South Africa features far too many reserves to mention them all but this one is lovely and featured on several National Geographical progs on TV. I was lucky enough to witness a pride of lions attempting a kill (anyone remember one eye on the wildlife progs, well it was she), we were...

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  • Bushlands Game Lodge Hluhluwe

    Hluhluwe Hotels

    This safari lodge situated just outside of Hluhluwe game reserve is second to non. A family run...

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  • Mbonise - Nompondo Community Cultural...

    Hluhluwe Things to Do

    I did not get a chance to do this, but here is the info of the site.Mbonise means 'to show him or her' in isiZulu - join Mbonise Cultural Concepts and Safaris for a firsthand experience of contemporary community and culture in the new South Africa.Based in the town of Hluhluwe in the Zulu Kingdom's Elephant Coast, we are central to the incredible...

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