43 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

43 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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43 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  4​h
1
Dundee
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cathkin Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Howick
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Underberg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Port Edward
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Durban
— 10 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
7
St Lucia
— 7 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Dundee

Dundee ©
The coal mining town of Dundee is situated in a valley of the Biggarsberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dundee: Vryheid (Hlobane Battlefield, Route 33 Farmstall, &more), Isandlwana Battlefield (in Isandlwana) and Rorke's Drift (Rorke's Drift & Fugitive's Drift). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Talana Museum, stroll through Ithala Game Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Blood River Battlefield.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dundee day trip tool .

Johannesburg to Dundee is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cathkin Park.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vryheid, Rorke's Drift, Isandlwana Battlefield, Ithala Game Reserve
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
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Isandlwana Battlefield ©
Isandlwana Battlefield
Talana Museum ©
Talana Museum
Blood River Battlefield ©
Blood River Battlefield

5
nights
Cathkin Park

Cathkin Park ©
Explore Cathkin Park's surroundings by going to Monks Cowl (in Winterton), Ladysmith (Ladysmith Siege Museum, Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project, &more) and Tugela Falls (in Bonjaneni).

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Cathkin Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Dundee to Cathkin Park by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Howick.

Things to do in Cathkin Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ladysmith, Winterton, Maloti Drakensberg Park, Tugela Falls, Monks Cowl
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
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Drakensberg Boys Choir School ©
Drakensberg Boys Choir School
Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Howick side-trips: Stormy Hill Trails & Tails (in Boston), Marrakesh Cheese Farm (in Rosetta) and Kamberg Nature Reserve (in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Howick Falls, gain insight at Umgeni Valley Enviromental Education Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Benvie Garden, and stroll around Bushwillow Park.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Howick tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Cathkin Park to Howick takes 1.5 hours. May in Howick sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Underberg.

Things to do in Howick

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Nottingham Road, Lidgetton, Kamberg Nature Reserve, Bosch Hoek Golf Club, Stormy Hill Trails & Tails
Find places to stay May 10 — 16:
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Howick Falls ©
Howick Falls
Benvie Garden ©
Benvie Garden
Piggly Wiggly Country Village ©
Piggly Wiggly Country Village

5
nights
Underberg

Underberg ©
Underberg is an administrative town in a dairy and cattle farming community in the Mzimkulu River valley of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Underberg: East Griqualand Museum and Community Tourism Information Centre (in Kokstad) and The Buddhist Retreat Centre (in Ixopo). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sani Pass, take in the exciting artwork at Underberg Studio, take a peaceful walk through Xumeni Forest, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Underberg journey planner.

You can drive from Howick to Underberg in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Edward.

Things to do in Underberg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Himeville Museum, The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Sani Pass, Drakensberg Mountains, East Griqualand Museum and Community Tourism Information Centre
Find places to stay May 16 — 21:
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Sani Pass ©
Sani Pass
Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
Port Edward

Port Edward is a small resort town situated on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, right on the Eastern Cape Province border.Port Edward is a tourist resort for seasonal visitors from more affluent regions of South Africa. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Port Shepstone), Surf Action (in Margate) and Umzumbe Beach (in Umzumbe). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Wild Waves Water Park, tee off at Southbroom Golf Course, kick back and relax at Mzamba Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ramsgate Blue Flag Main Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Edward trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Underberg to Port Edward by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Port Edward can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Port Edward

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Margate, Southbroom, Trafalgar Beach, S'khumba Crafts, Umzumbe Beach
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mzamba Beach ©
Mzamba Beach
Wild Waves Water Park ©
Wild Waves Water Park

10
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 Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas), Shongweni Farmers Market (in Hillcrest) and Ballito (Tinley Manor Beach, Thompson's Bay Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, try to win big at Suncoast Casino, enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Mile, and make a splash at uShaka Marine World.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Port Edward to Durban takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Durban can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Ballito, Scuba & Snorkeling, KartingKZN Galleria, Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 5:
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

7
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: Mkuze (Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve & Zimanga Private Game Reserve), Bayete Zulu (in Jozini) and Emdoneni Cheetah project (in Hluhluwe Game Reserve). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary, stop by Canerat Crafts, buy something for everyone on your list at Mtuba Mall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read St Lucia trip planner.

Take a bus from Durban to St Lucia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hluhluwe, Mkuze, Zamimpilo Community Market, Emdoneni Cheetah project, Mtuba Mall
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 12:
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Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary
Safaris
Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris

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