KwaZulu Natal Holidays

Holidays in KwaZulu Natal – Kingdom of the Zulus – give you the chance to immerse yourself in the culture and history of the mighty African tribe. Explore the famous battlefields where they fought the British and the Boers throughout the 19th century, and discover the peaks and cliffs of the Drakensberg Mountains, evocatively named 'Barrier of Spears' in Zulu. 

As you hike routes and trails, over fields, escarpments and river valleys, you'll come across rock paintings created an incredible 2,400 years ago. 

KwaZulu Natal is a multi-faceted gem. Beyond the historic battlefields and mountainous north-west you'll discover the humid, sub-tropical coast in the south-east, with golden beaches stretching for 200 kilometres along the glorious coastline. With such diverse terrain, the province also offers a number of game reserves where you can spot a plethora of wildlife. 

Destination Highlights
  • Explore the city of Durban
  • Take a boat trip to observe Natal Sharks Board staff at work
  • Dolphin and whale-watching
  • Visit uShaka Marine World
  • Spotting a host of wildlife at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park

Time Zone

GMT +2 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 11 hours; indirect via Johannesburg

Currency

South African rand (ZAR)

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for South Africa for stays of up to 90 days. Strict entrance policies apply for passengers traveling with children under the age of 18.

Language

English is widely spoken

Health Information

Some special vaccines are required for travel to certain areas of South Africa.
  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park

    Once a personal hunting ground for Zulu King Shaka, this is the oldest game park in Africa. All the Big Five can be seen here, including the white rhino, which the park played a vital part in saving from extinction when its numbers dwindled to only 20 just over a hundred years ago. Other animals include black rhinos and the nyala, a spiral-horned antelope with distinctive vertical stripes.

  • Durban

    Durban is the largest city in KwaZulu Natal with the busiest port, and the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa, after Johannesburg. Situated on South Africa's east coast, Durban has a warm climate and extensive beaches.

  • Drakensberg Mountains & National Park

    Explore the stunning landscape of the national park and admire views of the 200 kilometre-long mountain range named the "Barrier of Spears".

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Average weather in January

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18ºC
81mm

Average weather in February

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18ºC
114mm

Average weather in March

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16ºC
81mm

Average weather in April

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13ºC
57mm

Average weather in May

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11ºC
18mm

Average weather in June

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8ºC
4mm

Average weather in July

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9ºC
6mm

Average weather in August

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KwaZulu Natal
11ºC
9mm

Average weather in September

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13ºC
39mm

Average weather in October

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15ºC
51mm

Average weather in November

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15ºC
69mm

Average weather in December

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KwaZulu Natal
17ºC
90mm

Types of KwaZulu Natal holidays

KwaZulu Natal Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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