9 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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Howick
— 1 night
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durban
— 3 nights
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St Lucia
— 2 nights
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Howick — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Culamoya Chimes, get a dose of the wild on Karkloof Canopy Tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Howick Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): experience rural life at Marrakesh Cheese Farm, then stop by Piggly Wiggly Country Village, then examine the collection at Nelson Mandela Capture Site, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Luke's Anglican Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Howick online tour itinerary planner.

Johannesburg to Howick is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, you will find days in Howick are little chillier (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Maloti Drakensberg Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Sani Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Monks Cowl and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Drakensberg Boys Choir School.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park holiday maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Howick to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durban.
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Durban — 3 nights

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.
When in Durban, make a side trip to see Spas in Ballito, approximately Ballito away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, examine the collection at Phansi Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Durban. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to St Lucia.
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St Lucia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary and then stroll through Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Canerat Crafts, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocodile Centre St Lucia, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the St Lucia journey builder site.

Getting from Durban to St Lucia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Aquariums · Beaches
In KwaZulu-Natal, opposites attract: modern malls and old bazaars, tribal settlements and shiny skyscrapers, and traditional customs and Western culture. Relax on some of the numerous tranquil beaches that dot the region's long coastline on the Indian Ocean. Climb the mountains, take a savannah safari, see Africa's Big Five game, then go partying after dark. Other highlights of a KwaZulu-Natal itinerary include the second-highest waterfall in the world, Zulu villages, and historic battlefields.
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