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Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg, South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal

From its subtropical palm-fringed shores, lapped by the Indian Ocean to the mountainous Drakensberg range, KwaZulu-Natal offers a wealth of scenic splendour.

Its green, rolling countryside is reminiscent of England’s shires and the Battlefields echo with history of clashes between the British, Zulus and Boers. Enjoying one of the best year-round climates in the country, the province is easily combined with other areas, although with the Big Five, Battlefields and beaches all on its doorstep, it’s well worth a visit on its own.

Amphitheater and Tugela river, Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg, South Africa
KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, South Africa

Why visit KwaZulu-Natal

  • Diverse landscapes from mountain ranges to sandy beaches
  • Go on a Big Five safari in some of the best games reserves
  • Learn about the infamous Anglo-Boer and Zulu wars in the Battlefields
  • Swim in warm Indian Ocean waters and see turtles nesting along the stunning coastline
  • Explore the city of Durban, a coastal, cultural and colourful melting pot
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – iSimangaliso (St Lucia) Wetland Park, and uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

Experiences

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Big Five Safari

Visit beautiful private game reserves that are home to Big Five wildlife.

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Swim with Turtles

Swim in warm Indian Ocean waters and see turtles nesting along the stunning coastline.

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Battlefields

Learn about the infamous Anglo-Boer and Zulu wars, visiting the historic battlefield sites.

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Durban

Explore the coastal city of Durban, a colourful cultural melting pot.

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South Africa’s UNESCO Sites

Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – iSimangaliso (St Lucia) Wetland Park, and uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management.

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Chris Johnston

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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