29 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

29 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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St Lucia
— 5 nights
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Durban
— 12 nights
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Howick
— 5 nights
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Ladysmith
— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Veyane Cultural Village and Cape Vidal Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Crocodile Centre St Lucia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Lucia: Emdoneni Cheetah project (in Hluhluwe Game Reserve), Bayete Zulu (in Jozini) and Tunga Needlework Studio (in Hluhluwe). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary, steep yourself in history at Shakaland, kick back and relax at St Lucia Beach, and stop by Canerat Crafts.

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Johannesburg to St Lucia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Safari
Safaris
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Water Body
Saint Lucia Estuary
4.5

12
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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.
Attractions like uShaka Marine World and The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Golden Mile. Venture out of the city with trips to Barn Swallow (in Mount Moreland), Crocworld Conservation Centre (in Scottburgh) and Pietermaritzburg (KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Tatham Art Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Campbell Collections, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, and see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary planner.

Drive from St Lucia to Durban in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Durban can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Howick.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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Must see
Shark Diving
4.9

5
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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.
Get outdoors at Maloti Drakensberg Park and Drakensberg Mountains. Attractions like Sani Pass and St Luke's Anglican Church make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Howick: The Buddhist Retreat Centre (in Ixopo), The Himeville Museum (in Himeville) and Underberg Studio (in Underberg). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Aladdin's de-Light, make a trip to Culamoya Chimes, ride a horse along Stormy Hill Trails & Tails, and learn about winemaking at Abingdon Wine Estate.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Howick trip itinerary site.

Getting from Durban to Howick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Durban in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Howick. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ladysmith.

Things to do in Howick

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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World heritage site
Maloti Drakensberg Park
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Mountain
Sani Pass
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Ladysmith

Ladysmith ©
Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Take a break from the city and head to Fugitive's Drift and Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Isandlwana Battlefield and St Matthews Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ladysmith: Winterton (Winterton Museum & Negosie Museum), Rorke's Drift (in Rorke's Drift) and Dundee (Talana Museum & Blood River Battlefield). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Spion Kop Battlefield, appreciate the history behind Elandslaagte Battlefield Memorial, see the interesting displays at Ladysmith Siege Museum, and stroll through Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ladysmith trip planner.

You can drive from Howick to Ladysmith in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ladysmith

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Fugitive's Drift
4.9

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