KwaZulu-Natal is renowned for its warm waters, sunny beaches and many tourist attractions. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) with its subtropical coastline, sweeping savannah in the east and magnificent Drakensberg mountain range in the west, generously caters for just about every taste imaginable.
Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures.
This province boasts two World Heritage Sites – the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park.
KZN offers fantastic beaches, sunny weather, game parks, rolling green hills, numerous sugar cane plantations and relics of the great battles in South African history.
Tourism is a key source of income for the province. To the north of Durban lies Lake St. Lucia and a concentration of game reserves, where the Big Five can be seen. To the south lies the sub-tropical paradise of the South Coast and the Oribi Gorge. Inland one finds the Natal Midlands, and one of the greatest attractions the Natal Drakensberg, with its towering peaks and innumerable game reserves and hiking trails.
KwaZulu-Natal is known to be a province that experiences eternal summer, although temperatures do differ from region to region. This province has a tropical climate and rainfall is generous during the summer months. During the Christmas holiday season, it can get extremely hot and humid along the coastline, although temperatures are milder as one moves inland.
Durban enjoys an average temperature of around 27 degrees C (81 degrees F) during the month of January, and a daily maximum of roughly 22 degrees C during July.
For more information on the KwaZulu-Natal National parks, visit www.kznparks.com