13 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

13 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Durban
— 4 nights
Drive
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Southbroom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rorke's Drift
— 1 night
Drive
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St Lucia
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Zinkwazi Beach
— 1 night
Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Harare

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Durban

— 4 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
We've included these beaches for you: Umhlanga Main Beach and Umhlanga Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Golden Mile. Go for a jaunt from Durban to Ballito to see Willard Beach about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Umbilo Shree Ambalavaanar Alayam Temple, kick back and relax at Umdloti Beach, and test your team's savvy at Mindgame Escape.

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Harare, Zimbabwe to Durban is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Harare in December, Durban is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Southbroom.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

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Southbroom

— 3 nights
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mac Nicol's Caravan Park and Umzumbe Beach. Get in touch with nature at Trafalgar Beach and Shark Diving.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Southbroom road trip planner.

Getting from Durban to Southbroom by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durban in December, with highs in Southbroom at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rorke's Drift.

Things to do in Southbroom

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Rorke's Drift

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Rorke's Drift, stroll through Fugitive's Drift, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Isandlwana Battlefield.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rorke's Drift travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Southbroom to Rorke's Drift in 5 hours. Traveling from Southbroom in January, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Rorke's Drift. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Rorke's Drift

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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St Lucia

— 3 nights
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and St Lucia Beach. When in St Lucia, make a side trip to see Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, approximately Hluhluwe Game Reserve away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bhangazi Horse Safaris, buy something for everyone on your list at Mtuba Mall, see some colorful creatures with Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St Lucia trip website.

Drive from Rorke's Drift to St Lucia in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Zinkwazi Beach.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Zinkwazi Beach

— 1 night
Zinkwazi Beach is a small town on the north coast of the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to King Shaka Memoria and then kick back and relax at Zinkwazi Beach House.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zinkwazi Beach trip planning website.

Drive from St Lucia to Zinkwazi Beach in 2 hours. January in Zinkwazi Beach sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zinkwazi Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Aquariums · Beaches
In KwaZulu-Natal, opposites attract: modern malls and old bazaars, tribal settlements and shiny skyscrapers, and traditional customs and Western culture. Relax on some of the numerous tranquil beaches that dot the region's long coastline on the Indian Ocean. Climb the mountains, take a savannah safari, see Africa's Big Five game, then go partying after dark. Other highlights of a KwaZulu-Natal itinerary include the second-highest waterfall in the world, Zulu villages, and historic battlefields.