60 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

60 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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60 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Durban
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Underberg
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nottingham Road
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ladysmith
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rorke's Drift
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Mkuze
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
St Lucia
— 9 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Johannesburg

13
nights
Durban

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.
Let the collections at Phansi Museum and KwaZulu-Natal Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Royal Natal National Park. Explore Durban's surroundings by going to Thompson's Bay Beach (in Ballito), Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam (in Tongaat) and Burnedale Farm (in Umhlali). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park, tee off at Southbroom Golf Course, make a splash at uShaka Wet 'n Wild, and browse the fresh offerings at Shongweni Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Durban itinerary builder tool .

Johannesburg to Durban is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Durban, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Underberg.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, Margate, Fort Nongqayi Museum Village
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 14:
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Thompson's Bay Beach ©
Thompson's Bay Beach
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach
Royal Natal National Park ©
Royal Natal National Park

8
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. Popular historic sites such as Reichenau Mission and The Buddhist Retreat Centre are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Underberg Studio or Underberg Cheesery. Change things up with these side-trips from Underberg: Kokstad (East Griqualand Museum and Community Tourism Information Centre & Mount Currie Nature Reserve), Stormy Hill Trails & Tails (in Boston) and Kamberg Nature Reserve (in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Himeville Museum, trek along Marutswa Forest Trail and Boardwalk, relax in the rural setting at River Glen Farm Cheese, and take in the awesome beauty at Sani Pass.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Underberg trip app .

Drive from Durban to Underberg in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nottingham Road.

Things to do in Underberg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kokstad, Sani Pass, Kamberg Nature Reserve, The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Stormy Hill Trails & Tails
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 22:
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Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains
The Himeville Museum ©
The Himeville Museum
Stormy Hill Trails & Tails ©
Stormy Hill Trails & Tails

7
nights
Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road ©
Popular historic sites such as St Matthews Church and St Luke's Anglican Church are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Abingdon Wine Estate and Kleinberg Wines at Kleinbosch Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to Howick (Howick Falls, Benvie Garden, & more), Glenrock Game & Trout Farm (in Mooi River) and Maloti Drakensberg Park (in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park).

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nottingham Road trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Underberg to Nottingham Road in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ladysmith.

Things to do in Nottingham Road

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Howick, Lidgetton, Marrakesh Cheese Farm, Maloti Drakensberg Park, Glenrock Game & Trout Farm
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Chocolate Heaven ©
Chocolate Heaven
Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park
Abingdon Wine Estate ©
Abingdon Wine Estate

8
nights
Ladysmith

Ladysmith ©
Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Escape the urban bustle at Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project and Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve. Appreciate the collections at Talana Museum and Winterton Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Winterton (Monks Cowl, River Rafting & Tubing, & more), Tugela Falls (in Bonjaneni) and Blood River Battlefield (in Dundee). The adventure continues: take in the history at Spion Kop Battlefield, examine the collection at Ladysmith Siege Museum, appreciate the history behind Elandslaagte Battlefield Memorial, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Peak.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ladysmith road trip site .

Traveling by car from Nottingham Road to Ladysmith takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rorke's Drift.

Things to do in Ladysmith

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Winterton, Cathkin Park, Dundee, Route 33 Farmstall, Tugela Falls
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 6:
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Talana Museum ©
Talana Museum
Blood River Battlefield ©
Blood River Battlefield
Spion Kop Battlefield ©
Spion Kop Battlefield

7
nights
Rorke's Drift

Rorke's Drift ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rorke's Drift and Fugitive's Drift.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rorke's Drift route planner.

Traveling by car from Ladysmith to Rorke's Drift takes 2 hours. January in Rorke's Drift sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for Mkuze on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Rorke's Drift

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Isandlwana Battlefield
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Isandlwana Battlefield ©
Isandlwana Battlefield
Fugitive's Drift ©
Fugitive's Drift
Rorke's Drift ©
Rorke's Drift

7
nights
Mkuze

Mkuze
Mkuze, also named Mkhuze or uMkhuze is a small town in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sodwana Bay and Rocktail Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Ithala Game Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mkuze: Khambula Battlefield (in Vryheid), Hluhluwe (Tunga Needlework Studio & Ilala Weavers) and Kosi Bay Nature Reserve (in Kosi Bay). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bayete Zulu, get outside with Viskoors at Sodwana Bay, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mkhuze Game Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mkuze online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Rorke's Drift to Mkuze takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to St Lucia.

Things to do in Mkuze

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana, Hluhluwe, Khambula Battlefield, Ithala Game Reserve
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Ithala Game Reserve
Ithala Game Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zimanga Private Game Reserve ©
Zimanga Private Game Reserve

9
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.
Relax by the water at Bhangazi Horse Safaris and Naval Island. Do your shopping at Canerat Crafts and Mtuba Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Lucia: Emdoneni Cheetah project (in Hluhluwe Game Reserve), Zamimpilo Community Market (in Ophondweni) and Bonamanzi Game Reserve (in Hluhluwe). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and steep yourself in history at Veyane Cultural Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St Lucia holiday planning site .

Getting from Mkuze to St Lucia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Richards Bay, Mtubatuba, Emdoneni Cheetah project, Heritage Tours & Safaris, Zamimpilo Community Market
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 29:
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Safaris
Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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