Kwa-Zulu Natal is my home. I was born in Durban and lived there until Grade 8 so it will always be a province close to my heart. I also have family there.
I think many people underestimate what this province has to offer. There’s so much to do and the weather is mostly amazing all year-round which makes it a perfect escape spot for us Joburgers.
10 Places you need to visit in KwaZulu-Natal
1. Moses Mabhida Stadium
Moses Mabhida is one of the stadiums that hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
You can enjoy the ecstatic view in a two-minute SkyCar ride up the stadium arch, before step onto the platform and take in the unparalleled 360º views of Durban and beyond as you experience the world Big Swing of 80m fall onto stadium bowl.
2. UShaka Marine World
The loved marine theme park that offers the world of water rides, oceanarium, dolphin, seal and penguin show, shopping, beach activities and lots more fun for the kids and whole family.
3. Florida Road
This tree-lined road displaying restored Victorian and Edwardian buildings boasts over 2km of restaurants, pubs, clubs, art galleries and eclectic little shops is the Durban’s hub for entertainment.
4. Albert Luthuli Museum
The Luthuli Museum is a national cultural institution charged with conserving, upholding, promoting and propagating the life, values, philosophies, and legacy of the late Chief Albert Luthuli, the struggle stalwart.
5. Wild 5 Adventures (Oribi Gorge)
Oribi Gorge Hotel offers a range of ADRENALIN-inducing activities that guarantee to get your blood pumping. These exciting activities are The Wild Swing, The Wild Slide or Zip-line, Abseiling, White Water Rafting, Ballistic Paintball, and Hiking.
Experience a three-hour daytime adventure named in honour of Shaka’s mother, Nandi. The surroundings of Shakaland Zulu village are idyllic with hills offering a splendid view over the Mhlatuze Valley, where Shaka’s military stronghold, KwaBulawayo, once stood.
7. ISimangaliso Wetland Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the outstanding natural wetland and coastal sites of Africa with five interlinked ecosystems that provide habitat for a significant diversity of African biota.
8. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve
The Park lies in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, where ancient trails lead through the thornveld and along the mighty rivers of Africa’s oldest established wilderness area. It offers one of the best South African Safari Holidays with many choices for Safari Holiday Packages.
9. Nelson Mandela Capture Site
Is the National Monument Marking the Capture Site of Nelson Mandela, where he was apprehended on 5 August 1962, taken into captivity and incarcerated on Robben Island for 27 years. It is a cultural and historical exhibition.
10. Sani Pass (Highly recommend)
The Sani Pass is the only vehicle route over the Drakensberg escarpment and into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho and mother of all South African mountain passes. It out distances, out climbs, and out performs all its competitors with consummate ease to have become the most iconic gravel pass in the country.
You can also check the places to visit with kids in Kwa-Zulu Natal here.
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