Inspired adventure! As an all-in-one province, venture out to revel in the great lush, outdoors of KwaZulu-Natal! Located within a 3-hour drive, you can get to the beach, bush, or berg!
Find the perfect wave
Home to some of the most beautiful beaches, KwaZulu-Natal presents coastal adventure that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Grab an ice-cream while watching the sunset at Boulder’s Bay in Ballito, walk your dog on the Umhlanga promenade, or simply soak up the sun on one of the Golden mile’s along the many beaches in the province. If you seek the solitude of empty shores, then head over to Zimbali beach in Ballito or Umdloti beach to experience the serenity that the Indian Ocean brings.
Nature speaks volumes
KwaZulu-Natal provides the perfect backdrop to get lost in. Trekking through the Hawaan Forest, discover a different side to nature and experience the wilderness. Located in the Sibaya Coastal Precinct, you can spend a day exploring this coastal dune forest at your leisure. If you’re looking to road trip with friends or family, head out to St Lucia to visit the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Situated within a 3-hour drive from Durban, this world heritage site presents reserves and protected areas that is home to a rich biodiversity comprising coral reefs, beaches, savannas, wetlands, and active wildlife in the area.
Head to the mountains
Quoted by Ann Powell, “hike more and worry less”; this is perfect advice to heed if you live in KwaZulu-Natal! Known in Zulu as Quathlamba (‘Battlement of Spears’), the Drakensberg mountains, bordering Lesotho is a scenic 2-and a half hour drive from Durban. Experience serene highlands that present unsurpassed views of green valleys and open blue skies as you take in the rich history that these peaks present. Nestled in the heart of the Drakensberg Central, you will find a range of craft shops and nature reserves like the Champagne’s Pool trails, all surrounded by the mountains.
Living in KwaZulu-Natal gives you access to a range of these pristine natural wonders! Regardless of your location, you will always have easy access to these treasures.