Kwazulu Natal

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Kwazulu Natal

One of the largest provinces in South Africa, Kwazulu Natal is a scenically diverse region, bordered by the Drakensberg Mountains to the west and the warm Indian Ocean to the east. It houses a treasure trove of attractions, from coastal wilderness reserves and big-5 safari parks to traditional Zulu settlements and Boer War battlefield sites.

South Africa family safari report

It was the most wonderful experience. I had pretty high expectations but they were surpassed!

The Upperton Family

Accommodation

Cathedral Peak

Cathedral Peak Hotel is one of the oldest resorts in the Drakensberg, having opened over 75 years ago in 1939. Popular with newlyweds and honeymooners, it's a romantic mountain getaway.

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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Adjoining Giants Castle Nature Reserve in the Drakensbergs, Cleopatra Farmhouse is a peaceful, intimate retreat that has won numerous awards for its gourmet restaurant.

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Fordoun Hotel and Spa

This stylish, five-star resort and spa is part of a farmstead dating back to the 1860s. Carefully restored, today it offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Kwazulu Natal.

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Fugitives' Drift

Fugitives' Drift is a comfortable lodge and guest house situated in its own private nature reserve. It offers excellent guided tours of the Zulu war battlefield sites.

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Ghost Mountain Inn

Ghost Mountain Inn is a comfortable, four-star hotel providing good facilities and access to a range of activities in the Zululand region.

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Isandlwana Lodge

From its high location, perched in the iNyoni rock, Isandlwana Lodge overlooks the historic Isandlwana Plains, one of the most famous battlefield sites in Kwazulu Natal.

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Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge is a wonderful wilderness retreat set in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve – a stunning region of great geographical diversity encompassing lakes, rivers, pristine beaches, bush and coastal forests.

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Phinda Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve is a 56,000 acre concession in northern KwaZulu Natal, close to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. It contains a rich diversity of game and scenery, as well as some of South Africa's most unique safari lodges.

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Rocktail Bay Lodge

Rocktail Bay Lodge is situated in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site in KwaZulu-Natal, and enjoys privileged access to the Maputaland Marine Reserve.

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Selborne Hotel

The Selborne Hotel & Estate is a sub-tropical retreat set on the edge of the warm Indian Ocean.

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Teremok Lodge

Teremok Lodge is a very stylish boutique hotel overlooking the beach in the resort town of Umhlanga, a short drive north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Thanda Private Game Reserve

Thanda Private Game Reserve is a 5-star - and 'big 5' - game reserve that occupies a 35,000 acre slice of land in wild, beautiful Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge is a beautiful beach getaway. It enjoys a marvellous location overlooking the ocean in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Maputaland - one of the best areas in South Africa for diving.

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Zimbali Lodge

Zimbali Lodge is an upmarket resort situated in a private reserve on the Dolphin Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal. It boats a wealth of facilities including a golf course, and offers easy access to the many attractions of the Eastern Cape.

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Testimonial

We are safely back from our wonderful fortnight in Africa, and we all want to say a big thank you.

David and Patsy