Sandwiched between the rugged mountains of Lesotho to the south and the rolling hills of Swaziland and Mozambique to the north, KwaZulu-Natal is one of South Africa’s most diverse provinces. Here, dotted among the rugged mountain peaks and tropical Indian Ocean beaches, you’ll find lively towns and cities, nature reserves teeming with wildlife, and historic Zulu Battlefields dating back to the Anglo-Boer wars. Easily visited on a self-drive holiday, KwaZulu-Natal is best accessed from Durban followed by a two-hour scenic drive to the dramatic peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains.
Popular KwaZulu-Natal Holidays
Our range of tailor-made holidays called Journeys encompass the very best of South Africa, including a visit to KwaZulu-Natal. These itineraries have been designed by our Experts and include flights, accommodation, car hire, transfers as well as other unique experiences to ensure you really get under the skin of South Africa. The below is just an example of what we can create for you. For more ideas to create a bespoke South Africa holiday, contact our Experts today.
More About KwaZulu-Natal
Currency: South African rand
Language: English, Afrikaans
Flight time: The London to Durban flight time is around 13 hours and 25 minutes and will include a stopover in Johannesburg.
Visas: British Citizens visiting for business or tourism do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required – the majority of the game parks are malaria-free.
Top 3 Things to Do in KwaZulu-Natal
- See the Big Five in Hluhluwe Game Reserve
- Go hiking in The Drakensberg
- Visit the KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden in Pietermaritzburg
When to Go to KwaZulu-Natal
KwaZulu-Natal enjoy a sub-tropical climate making it an ideal year-round destination. If you’re looking forward to swimming at the region’s beaches you may want to time your visit to the hot and humid summer season from October to April, while hiking and safaris are ideal for the region’s mild winter from May to September.
Why Book Your KwaZulu-Natal Holiday With Flight Centre
KwaZulu-Natal Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made KwaZulu-Natal holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.
Local knowledge: Flight Centre has stores located throughout South Africa, giving us access to local insider knowledge and up-to-the-minute travel information.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a KwaZulu-Natal holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated Travel Butler concierge service and our 24/7 Emergency Assistance phoneline.