15 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

15 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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15 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Ladysmith
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Howick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Margate
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Durban
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
6
St Lucia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Ladysmith

Ladysmith ©
Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On the 23rd (Sun), hike along Monks Cowl. On the next day, take in the history at Spion Kop Battlefield, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve, and then stroll through Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ladysmith vacation tool .

Johannesburg to Ladysmith is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Ladysmith

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Monks Cowl
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Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve ©
Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve
Spion Kop Battlefield ©
Spion Kop Battlefield

2
nights
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
On the 25th (Tue), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Drakensberg Boys Choir School and then stroll through Sani Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maloti Drakensberg Park, get engrossed in the history at The Himeville Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Drakensberg Mountains.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park holiday planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ladysmith to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Howick.

Things to do in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Drakensberg Mountains, Sani Pass, The Himeville Museum, Drakensberg Boys Choir School
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Drakensberg Boys Choir School ©
Drakensberg Boys Choir School
Sani Pass ©
Sani Pass
Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains

3
nights
Howick

Howick ©
Sitting 1,050 m (3,445 ft) above sea level, Howick boasts waterfalls, gorges, and rivers, and was the site of Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marrakesh Cheese Farm (in Rosetta), The Buddhist Retreat Centre (in Ixopo) and Stormy Hill Trails & Tails (in Boston). And it doesn't end there: stop by Piggly Wiggly Country Village, make a trip to Culamoya Chimes, pause for some serene contemplation at St Luke's Anglican Church, and take in the dramatic scenery at Howick Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Howick travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Howick with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Margate.

Things to do in Howick

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Lidgetton, Piggly Wiggly Country Village, Marrakesh Cheese Farm, Stormy Hill Trails & Tails, The Buddhist Retreat Centre
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Stormy Hill Trails & Tails ©
Stormy Hill Trails & Tails
Piggly Wiggly Country Village ©
Piggly Wiggly Country Village
Howick Falls ©
Howick Falls

2
nights
Margate

Margate is a seaside resort town on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, about 20 kilometres southwest of Port Shepstone. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Port Shepstone Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, experience rural life at Beaver Creek Coffee Farm, then stroll through Ramsgate Blue Flag Main Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lucien Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Margate holiday builder app .

Getting from Howick to Margate by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Howick in February since evenings lows in Margate dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Margate

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Port Shepstone, Beaver Creek Coffee Farm
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River Rafting & Tubing
Beaver Creek Coffee Farm ©
Beaver Creek Coffee Farm
Port Shepstone Beach ©
Port Shepstone Beach

4
nights
Durban

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.
Step out of Durban with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Umkomaas--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Golden Mile, view the masterpieces at Makiwa Gallery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Durban tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Margate to Durban in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Margate in March, you will find days in Durban are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

2
nights
St Lucia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stop by Canerat Crafts, then identify plant and animal life at Bhangazi Horse Safaris, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mpila Camp Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St Lucia sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Durban to St Lucia by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary
Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris

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