Although one of the smaller regions in South Africa, Kwazulu Natal (KZN) has the largest population with some 9 million inhabitants.
There are two main influencing characteristics to the region. Firstly it is washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean on its easterly side and secondly through its heartland runs the Drakensberg Mountain range.
Its climate is Sub-Tropical and is definitely a region that can be visited all year round. Summers are classified as warm and humid with an average daily temperature of 28ºC whilst the winters are slightly cooler with daily averages of 23ºC. Even in winter there is on average 7 hours of sunshine a day. In the interior and higher reaches, frost is not unusual and then warm sunny days.
With a coastline of nearly 700 kilometres, KZN forms the eastern seaboard of South Africa. From its early days, the region has been the scene of many fierce battles, being the bone of contention between the Zulus and the Voortrekkers, then the British and Zulus and finally the British and the Boers (Anglo-Boer War). The most famous of films being Zulu (starring Michael Caine and Stanley Baker) and Zulu Dawn (starring Peter O’Toole). If you have the time, a Battlefields tour is a must.
Golf, Water sports, Battlefield sites, Game Parks, Beaches, Mountain Activities are just a few of the adventure possibilities this region has to offer.