South Africa


Rugged mountain ranges, fascinating history, towns teeming with African life: KwaZulu-Natal has got it all.

Hotter than Cape Town and the Garden Route, KwaZulu-Natal is a region where iconic battlefields jostle for space with Africa’s finest destination spa. Where dry savannas sit alongside the spectacular Drakensberg mountain range. Where hustly bustly cities like Durban give way to pretty beaches.

Add to that the wildlife – the Big Five and rare marine wildlife are a three-hour drive or one-hour flight away – and you’ve got the complete South Africa package.

Places to stay

  • The Oyster Box

    KwaZulu-Natal - Durban

    The staff at The Oyster Box ring a bell whenever there are dolphins in the surf. And thanks to its...

  • andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

    KwaZulu-Natal - Phinda Private Game Reserve

    In our opinion, this is one of the best lodges for families. There are a number of suites and cottages...

  • Fugitives' Drift

    KwaZulu-Natal - Rorke's Drift

    Remember to pack your tissues. Because when you hear the guides at Fugitives' Drift recount stories of the Zulu War...

  • andBeyond Phinda Zuka Lodge

    KwaZulu-Natal - Phinda Private Game Reserve

    Phinda Zuka Lodge is a small and intimate sole-use lodge. The four cottages are based around the pool area and...

  • andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

    KwaZulu-Natal - Phinda Private Game Reserve

    You’ll find Phinda Vlei Lodge at the edge of the sand forest, overlooking the reserve’s wetlands. It’s a wonderful spot...

  • Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

    KwaZulu-Natal - Drakensberg Mountains

    The food at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is so good, it's a good idea to pack a pair of elasticated waist...

  • Three Tree Hill Lodge

    Kwazulu-Natal - Drakensberg Mountains

    Three Trees is the brainchild of Simon and Cheryl Blackburn. It's located in the very northern part of the Drakensberg...


Durban has an impressive international airport. There are regular flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town making it easily accessible. We also use flights to and from Dubai and Mauritius, as well as a twice daily service between Durban and Kruger Mpumalanga. 


KwaZulu-Natal generally experiences milder weather than the rest of South Africa. It also tends to be more humid and ‘tropical’, therefore you can really visit year around without packing the winter woollies. That said, parts of the Drakensberg do get snow in the winter, but we'll warn you about those before you travel.


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