23 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

23 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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St Lucia
— 3 nights
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Durban
— 6 nights
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Margate
— 3 nights
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Howick
— 4 nights
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 2 nights
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Winterton
— 4 nights

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St Lucia

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.
Step out of St Lucia to go to Hluhluwe Game Reserve and see Emdoneni Cheetah project, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary, stroll through Mpila Camp Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and browse the different shops at Mtuba Mall.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St Lucia trip maker tool.

Johannesburg to St Lucia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

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Water Body
Saint Lucia Estuary
4.5
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Safari
Safaris
4.7

6
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Durban

Durban ©

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.
Explore Durban's surroundings by going to Flag Animal Farm (in Salt Rock), Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam (in Tongaat) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, browse the different shops at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, and walk around Umgeni River Bird Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Durban travel route app.

Drive from St Lucia to Durban in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Durban sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Margate.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

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Must see
Shark Diving
4.9

3
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Margate

Margate is a seaside resort town on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, about 20 kilometres southwest of Port Shepstone. Get out of town with these interesting Margate side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Port Shepstone), Umzumbe Beach (in Umzumbe) and Port Edward (Beaver Creek Coffee Farm & Wild Waves Water Park). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ramsgate Blue Flag Main Beach and stroll through Port Shepstone Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Margate tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durban to Margate in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Durban in January, things will get slightly colder in Margate: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Howick.

Things to do in Margate

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8

4
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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 Howick's surroundings by going to The Buddhist Retreat Centre (in Ixopo), Marrakesh Cheese Farm (in Rosetta) and Stormy Hill Trails & Tails (in Boston). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Piggly Wiggly Country Village, don't miss a visit to Ardmore Ceramics, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karkloof Conservation Centre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Benvie Garden.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Howick route site.

Drive from Margate to Howick in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Margate in January, expect nights in Howick to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Howick

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Tours

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Equestrian Trail
Stormy Hill Trails & Tails
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Piggly Wiggly Country Village
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Waterfall
Howick Falls
3.1

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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Underberg Cheesery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Drakensberg Mountains, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sani Pass. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Howick to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Winterton.

Things to do in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Mountain
Sani Pass
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World heritage site
Maloti Drakensberg Park
4.2

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Winterton

Winterton ©
Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Venture out of the city with trips to Drakensberg Boys Choir School (in Cathkin Park), Ladysmith (Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project, Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve, &more) and Fugitive's Drift (in Rorke's Drift). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Monks Cowl, sample the tasty concoctions at Drakensberg Brewery, see the interesting displays at Talana Museum, and take in the history at Spion Kop Battlefield.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Winterton trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Winterton. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Winterton

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Historic Site
Fugitive's Drift
4.9

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