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South Africa - Kwazulu Natal

On the east coast of South Africa, this fascinating region offers warm weather all year round. You will experience a great mixture of adventure, big game, stunning beaches, magnificent landscapes and a rich culture and heritage. KwaZulu-Natal is the only province with a surviving monarchy known as the Zulu Kingdom, it is steeped in history and culture, with the battlefields of yesteryear brought to life by historians.

In and Around

Durban: The province's largest city, has a sophisticated, cosmopolitan feel with restaurants, entertainment and shopping from modern to traditional arts and crafts on the beachfront. The city also has a calmer side with beautiful botanical gardens and sun drenched beaches.

Drakensberg - Ukhahlamba: On the western edge of the province is the world heritage site of the Drakensberg mountain range. A treat for outdoor enthusiasts, the mountain range includes Amphitheatre, Cathedral Peak and Giants Castle.

Elephant Coast: Situated on the northeastern side of the province, the Elephant Coast stretches 220km long and 70km wide. The stunning landscape consists of beach, bushveld, mountain and the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park, which is a world heritage site. The area offers a wide range of safari options including the 'big 5' wildlife safari, birding safari, ocean safari and cultural safari, plus many more.

Zululand and Battlefields: The heart of KwaZulu-Natal. Visitors to this area gain a real insight into the culture and the traditional tribal villages. The battlefield region of the Zulu Kingdom is a land of natural beauty, steeped in history.

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve consists of six delightful lodges - &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge and 5 others whose details are available on request.
A safari is a journey of discovery in which you are one with your surroundings. Being part of life in the bush is the essence of a safari and being able to do it is a privilege one should never take for granted.
On KwaZulu-Natal's Dolphin Coast, under an abundant forest canopy, you will find Zimbali, Zulu for valley of flowers.
Phinda comprises 22,000 hectares of prime conservation land. Seven distinct habitats shelter an abundance of wildlife including Africa's 'big five' and over 380 bird species.
Thanda, meaning love in Zulu, is an expression of the magical union of the power of Zulu culture, wildlife, romance and exclusivity.
An impressive hotel with its mix of old world charm and discreet personalised service, whilst still maintaining all the cosmopolitan comforts and high standards expected from a five star establishment.
Three Tree Hill Lodge is set in a secluded position with the Drakensberg Mountains as its impressive backdrop. The eco-friendly lodge serves locally grown home-style food in a charming environment.
Cathedral Peak is nestled in the unspoilt surroundings of the uKahlamba Drakensberg Mountain range (a World Heritage Site). It offers warm hospitality, combined with exceptional service.
This intimate and beautiful hotel is the ideal location from which to explore the array of wildlife and coastal reserves in Maputaland and the Elephant Coast.
Huhluwe River Lodge is a nature based eco lodge situated in a pristine forested environment bordering the iSimangaliso world heritage site and False Bay Park.
Isandlwana Lodge is situated on one of the most historically fascinating and visually stunning locations in Zululand.
Close to the Umhlanga New Town Development and Gateway Theatre of Shopping this hotel is ideally located for those who wish to experience Durban's way of life.
As the sun rises over the East Coast of Southern Africa, its rays reflecting off the Indian Ocean and touching on the golden beaches of the Dolphin Coast, it shines on The Boathouse.
Lidiko Lodge surrounded by the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park (Isimangaliso Wetland Park) offering an ideal location for enjoying a bush and beach experience.
Dramatic location and architecture help to make Rorke's Drift Hotel an essential destination. Beside the Buffalo River with splendid views over Zululand it sits on the crossing point between the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.
Sundowners on the deck, with the sounds of nature around you, will leave memories of St Lucia that will always be treasured.
An ideal base from which to explore Zululand's diverse attractions such as the St. Lucia Wetlands, game reserves, cultural villages and the nearby beaches.
Set in the cool, whispering tranquillity of a fever tree forest, the Tree Lodge is a truly special retreat where you will be accommodated in luxurious stilted chalets.
For those with a sense of adventure, a 4x4 drive up the highest road pass in Africa will certainly provide you with a small dose of adrenalin. For your efforts, it will reward you with it's breathtaking scenery.


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Combine the beauty and adventure of the Drakensberg Mountains with the historical experience of the Battlefields and game viewing at Hluhluwe - Imfolozi Park before relaxing on the beach in Durban.