The ‘Kingdom of the Zulu’ is a blend of cultures combining African, European and Indian traditions into a mixture of diverse sights, tastes and regional highlights. Known as the garden province and home to the Zulu Nation, Kwa Zulu Natal proudly boasts two World Heritage Sites – the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park – both of which we include in our KwaZulu Natal tours.
Kwa Zulu Natal is divided into two main areas; namely the north and south coasts. It is then subdivided into an additional eight regions as follows:
Busy Durban is the heart of the province’s business activities.
|The Dolphin (North) Coast
The frequent sightings of bottlenose dolphins in the warm….
|Pietermartizburg and the Midlands
The combination of regional beauty as well as many sporting….
Some of South Africa’s most turbulent wars took place in this scenic and tranquil….
The former Zulu heartland is where King Shaka created….
|The Elephant Coast
This is the ‘eco-tourism mecca’ of the Zulu Kingdom. Acknowledged as one of…..
|The South Coast
The South Coast is one of South Africa’s most popular holiday destinations and is….
The Drakensberg mountain range or uKhahlamba….
Kwa Zulu Natal Weather
An endless summer can be expected in Kwa Zulu Natal. It is a region with a tropical climate and generous rainfall during the summer months. During the Christmas holiday season (summer months) it can get extremely hot and humid along the coast with milder temperatures inland.
Kwa Zulu Natal Some History
On Christmas day in 1497 Vasco Da Gama was the first European to see the coast of Natal (the original name of the region, meaning Christmas in Portuguese). From its early days, the province has been the scene of many fierce battles – being the bone of contention between the Zulus and the Voortrekkers; the British Empire and Boer settlers (Anglo-Boer War); the Zulus and the British Empire. The region consisted of a semi independent tribal homeland for the Zulu people. At the end of apartheid in 1994 it was re-incorporated into the Natal province and the province was renamed Kwa Zulu Natal.
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