KwaZulu-Natal is a province of South Africa situated in the southeast of the country. The province has an extensive coastline along the Indian Ocean, and shares borders with the countries of Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique as well as other provinces of South Africa.
Inland KwaZulu-Natal features savannah and mountains and is home to a variety of animals. In Tembe Elephant Park there are the largest elephants in Africa as well as other animals. A popular safari destination in the province is Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, home to rhinos, giraffes and lions.
South Africa’s capital, Pietermaritzburg, is a beautiful city surrounded by the Natal Midlands, featuring forested hills and pastures, with wonderful parks and gardens, namely the KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden. In Pietermaritzburg, a well-preserved Victorian city, you will find historical landmarks such as colonial buildings, interesting museums and many more. Nearby you will find many game parks including the Lion Park, the Valley Nature Reserve and Albert Falls Nature Reserve offering activities as well as camping opportunities.
The major city of Durban, with the busiest port of South Africa, is a tourist destination mainly for its subtropical climate and its vast beaches in the Indian Ocean. The city has been considered one of the New7Wonders Cities.
Population: estimated 11.3 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Durban
Main attractions: KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Albert Falls Nature Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, uShaka Marine World, Oribi Gorge, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Route 62, Durban Botanic Garden, Victoria Street Market (Durban)
Nearest Airports: King Shaka International Airport (DUR), Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB), Ulundi Airport (ULD)