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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

Durban

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

South Africa’s UNESCO Sites

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

Big Five Safari

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

Swim with Turtles

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

Battlefields

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

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.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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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. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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