KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Regions

Discover our Spectacular Province

KwaZulu-Natal is blessed with so many different landscapes, from the towering mountains of the Drakensberg, to the game filled savannas and the clear blue ocean. Our beautiful province has 8 tourism regions and each one has their own unique ecosystems that are abundant in indigenous plant, animal, and bird life.

Take your time exploring each of our amazing regions, they all offer outstanding accommodation, a large variety of things to do and spectacular scenery.

Regions Map
Battlefields

Battlefields

A number of Battlefield tours are on offer in KZN, where some of South Africa’s most turbulent wars took place. The interior, north of the Tugela River, marks the spot of gruesome battles between Boers and Zulus, British and Zulus and, of course, the Boers and the British.

Drakensberg

The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is adorned with Stone Age cave paintings and exceptional natural beauty. Hundreds of hiking trails criss-cross through the park, providing endless hours of scenic horse riding, mountain biking, quad trails and 3 day hikes into the heart of the Drakensberg.

Drakensberg
Durban Metro

Durban Metro

Bustling Durban is the hub of the province’s business and industry and pulses with all the energy of a major port city. Luxury hotels abound on Durban’s beachfront, and this city is often referred to as South Africa’s ‘Miami Beach’. Durban is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the world.

Elephant Coast

Home to one of the two World Heritage sites, the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park, has five distinct ecosystems and a unique biodiversity found nowhere else on earth. The region offers everything from Big 5 game viewing, gorgeous beaches and some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving in the country.

North Coast

North Coast

Known by locals as the Dolphin Coast, this popular stretch of coastline is frequented by dolphins and whales and many idyllic beaches and bays offer superb fishing, surfing and swimming spots. Tropical and lush, this region abounds with birdlife and there are many nature reserves where you can find your favourite species or enjoy a hike through the coastal forests. This is certainly the place to unwind and enjoy what nature has to offer.

Pietermaritzburg & Midlands

The city of Pietermaritzburg has a strong colonial heritage, however, this vibrant town has a great mix of Indian, Zulu and English-speaking people. The city is often referred to as the best-preserved Victorian City in the country.

The Midlands Meander is a picture-postcard country. The rolling green hills of the midlands are home to English-style country inns, guesthouses and quaint bed and breakfast establishments. The area is known for its delightful restaurants and a marvellous arts-and-crafts route.

PMB and Midlands
South Coast

South Coast

The miles of beaches, warm weather and friendly coastal towns attract holiday makers from around the country all year round. Fishing, surfing, swimming and relaxing on some of the best beaches in the country doesn’t come better than this. Along with local restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood, quaint farmstalls with locally made treats and the friendliest people in town are some of the reasons to make the South Coast your next holiday destination.

Zululand

A diverse and cultural region, places like Shakaland and Dumazulu offer an insight into the life and traditions of the Zulu people and the royal homesteads of Shaka, Dingaan and others are located near Ulundi. Zululand also offers its visitors some amazing beaches, games reserves, fishing and bird watching.

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