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KwaZulu-Natal pristine and historic:
For admirers of the wild, KwaZulu-Natal is a particularly suitable area. Here you can enjoy the beauty and pristine nature of South Africa. In South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal you will find beautiful natural parks, expansive beaches, fascinating cities and traditional villages. You can go scuba diving with an active vacation, go snorkelling, hiking, horseback riding or golf. The province consists of several parts that all have their own character. The Dolphin Coast stretches from north of Durban to the Tugela river. With a little success, you can see dolphins playing in the waves from the beach. The north-eastern part of the province is called Elephant Coast. Here you will find beautiful unspoilt beaches beautiful wildlife parks where you can go on safari. In the inland you will find the Midlands Meander, a region of hills. Here a lot of artists live and work and the Midlands Meander Arts and Crafts Route is a fun activity for all ages.

KwaZulu-Natal has a subtropical climate, especially in the summer months (December to March), as there is a lot of rain there. The coast of the region is almost sunny all year-round with a temperature of around 30°C. The inland is pretty hot all year, but in the high mountains it snows sometimes.

Capital: Pietermaritzburg
Area: 92,000 km2
Population: 9.4 million

Wildlife and nature
The most famous game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal is probably the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve which is known for its efforts to save the white rhino from extinction. There is a smaller wildlife park, Mkuze Game Reserve, located 335 km north of Durban. From hidden prepared hides you can admire the wildlife drinking in peace and many bird species. In Mkuze reserve live many of the African species with the exception of the lion and the elephant. Hippos and crocodiles can be found in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, a World Heritage Site in St. Lucia. In this watery park, you can do boat cruises, kayaking and snorkelling.

Durban is South Africa a major port and seaside resort. Many hotels are on the Beachfront (Marine Parade). Especially in the weekends it is very busy on the beaches. On the long promenade you will find several dining options, bars, playgrounds and Luna Park. Durban has several attractions that you should not miss. The most important include: the Japanese Gardens in Stamford Hill, the snake park at the beginning of the Lower Marine Parade, Botanical Gardens in Greyville, the Sea Aquarium and Dolphinarium in Marine Parade, the African Art Centre, City Hall and the Art Gallery of Durban. Would you like to take a cruise? Then go to the Dick King jetty in the port of Durban.

For the seasoned adventurer a trip to the Drakensberg (uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park) is recommended. But for those who love a fascinating nature, this thousand kilometre long mountain chain is the highest in South Africa. From the Drakensberg you have a beautiful view. The clear streams and sheltered valleys are treasures for nature lovers. In the language of the Zulus called the uKhahlamba mountain range. This means "barrier of spears".

Battlefield Route
In the nineteenth century many wars raged in the Zulu Kingdom. The Battlefield Route takes you through different battlefields', monuments and museums that give a good impression of this bloody time.

This is the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. It is situated amidst the green hills in the Midlands of the province. The town has many historic buildings. The Lanes is one of the oldest districts of the city and has a labyrinth of alleys. Prowling through it, you get a good image of the city in ancient times.

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve
This is a beautiful water area with palm trees, fig trees, beaches and lakes. Snorkelers will find a paradise along the beaches at the sea at Kosi Bay Nature Reserve and it bears the title "Pearl of KwaZulu-Natal.

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