17 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

17 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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17 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Ladysmith
— 2 nights
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
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Ladysmith

Ladysmith ©
Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project, stroll through Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve, and then take in the history at Spion Kop Battlefield. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Talana Museum and then hike along Monks Cowl.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ladysmith trip planner.

London, UK to Ladysmith is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Ladysmith

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): cruise along Sani Pass, then take in the awesome beauty at Drakensberg Mountains, and then pick up some local products at Pucketty Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Maloti Drakensberg Park, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Drakensberg Boys Choir School, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drakensberg Brewery.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ladysmith to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Howick.

Things to do in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cathkin Park, Pucketty Farm, Sani Pass, Drakensberg Mountains
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Howick: Marrakesh Cheese Farm (in Rosetta), Nottingham Road Brewing Co. (in Nottingham Road) and Stormy Hill Trails & Tails (in Boston). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Piggly Wiggly Country Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Howick Falls, make a trip to Culamoya Chimes, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Luke's Anglican Church.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Howick tour itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Howick. In January in Howick, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margate.

Things to do in Howick

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Nottingham Road, Culamoya Chimes, Stormy Hill Trails & Tails, Marrakesh Cheese Farm
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Howick Falls ©
Howick Falls
Piggly Wiggly Country Village ©
Piggly Wiggly Country Village
Stormy Hill Trails & Tails ©
Stormy Hill Trails & Tails

2
nights
Margate

Margate is a seaside resort town on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, about 20 kilometres southwest of Port Shepstone. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lucien Beach and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, experience rural life at Beaver Creek Coffee Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Margate trip planner.

Drive from Howick to Margate in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Howick in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Margate: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Margate

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, Beaver Creek Coffee Farm, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Beaver Creek Coffee Farm ©
Beaver Creek Coffee Farm
Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve ©
Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

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.
Durban is known for zoos & aquariums, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Umhlanga Main Beach, see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum, and meet the residents at uShaka Marine World.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Durban journey maker website .

Getting from Margate to Durban by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Durban, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Umhlanga Rocks
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Vidal Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Crocodile Centre St Lucia, look for all kinds of wild species at Bhangazi Horse Safaris, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mtuba Mall.

To see reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read St Lucia travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Durban to St Lucia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mtuba Mall
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Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary
Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris

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