15 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

15 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock KwaZulu-Natal trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Durban
— 5 nights
Drive
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St Lucia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ladysmith
— 1 night
Drive
4
UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cato Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Port Elizabeth

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Durban

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shark Diving and uShaka Marine World. Explore Durban's surroundings by going to Ballito (Spas & Thompson's Bay Beach), Aliwal Shoal Adventures (in Umkomaas) and African Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Pietermaritzburg). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, browse the different shops at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and kick back and relax at Umhlanga Main Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Durban online route planner.

Port Elizabeth to Durban is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Elizabeth in June: high temperatures in Durban hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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St Lucia

— 4 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.
Attractions like iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Mtuba Mall make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of St Lucia to go to Hluhluwe Game Reserve and see Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bhangazi Horse Safaris.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St Lucia journey planner.

Traveling by car from Durban to St Lucia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ladysmith.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Ladysmith

— 1 night
Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On the 5th (Mon), stroll through Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve and then stroll through Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ladysmith trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from St Lucia to Ladysmith in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Ladysmith

Parks · Wildlife
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Tue), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Drakensberg Boys Choir School and then take in the awesome beauty at Drakensberg Mountains. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Maloti Drakensberg Park and then cruise along Sani Pass.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Ladysmith to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cato Ridge.

Things to do in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Cato Ridge

— 2 nights
Natal Zoological Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Inchanga Railway Station and then get outside with Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa - Day Pass. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Nagle Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Natal Zoological Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cato Ridge online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Cato Ridge. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cato Ridge

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

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Water Parks · Nature & Parks · 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.