26 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

26 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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26 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from St Lucia: Zamimpilo Community Market (in Ophondweni), Zimanga Private Game Reserve (in Mkuze) and Emdoneni Cheetah project (in Hluhluwe Game Reserve). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Canerat Crafts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mpila Camp Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at St Lucia Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St Lucia road trip website .

Johannesburg to St Lucia is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Zamimpilo Community Market, Emdoneni Cheetah project, Mtuba Mall, Zimanga Private Game Reserve
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Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary
Safaris
Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam (in Tongaat), Flag Animal Farm (in Salt Rock) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, try your luck at Suncoast Casino, and make a splash at uShaka Wet 'n Wild.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Durban using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from St Lucia to Durban in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Durban, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margate.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Scuba & Snorkeling, Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam, Flag Animal Farm, Umhlanga Beach
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Margate

Margate is a seaside resort town on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, about 20 kilometres southwest of Port Shepstone. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margate: Beaver Creek Coffee Farm (in Port Edward), Mac Nicol's Caravan Park (in Sihangwane) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Port Shepstone). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ramsgate Blue Flag Main Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Shepstone Beach, and look for gifts at Surf Action.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Margate holiday website .

Getting from Durban to Margate by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durban in February: high temperatures in Margate hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Howick.

Things to do in Margate

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Shepstone, Mac Nicol's Caravan Park, 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
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Howick: 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, play a few rounds at Bosch Hoek Golf Club, take in nature's colorful creations at Benvie Garden, and take in the dramatic scenery at Howick Falls.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Howick trip planner .

You can drive from Margate to Howick in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Howick when traveling from Margate in February, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Howick

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lidgetton, Bosch Hoek Golf Club, The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Stormy Hill Trails & Tails, Piggly Wiggly Country Village
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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
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
On the 24th (Mon), stop by Underberg Cheesery, take in the awesome beauty at Drakensberg Mountains, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sani Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park.

Discover how to plan a uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Howick to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Winterton.

Things to do in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Underberg, Sani Pass, Drakensberg Mountains
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Sani Pass ©
Sani Pass
Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park
Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains

5
nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Winterton: Drakensberg Boys Choir School (in Cathkin Park), Fugitive's Drift (in Rorke's Drift) and Ladysmith (Ladysmith Siege Museum, Elandslaagte Battlefield Memorial, & more). There's much more to do: trek along Monks Cowl, meet the residents at Dragon Rock Reptile Centre, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and witness the site of a historic battle at Spion Kop Battlefield.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Winterton day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Winterton. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Winterton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ladysmith, Cathkin Park, Fugitive's Drift, Monks Cowl, Talana Museum
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Drakensberg Boys Choir School ©
Drakensberg Boys Choir School
Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve ©
Fugitive's Drift ©
Fugitive's Drift

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