Some of Africa’s most famous nature and game reserves are in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal is one of the few places where excellent game viewing can be enjoyed in close proximity to the pleasures of scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. Habitats from coastal dune forests to open bushveld support a wide diversity of wildlife. Some of these game reserves are:
Cape Vidal is located in iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Highlights include beach and ocean activities, nesting turtles and wildlife viewing. Accommodation is in beach log cabins, camp sites and a bush lodge.
Imfolozi National Park is home to the largest population of white rhino in the world. The bonus is that it is a mere 2.5 hours outside Durban, making it easily accessible and the top game park in KwaZulu-Natal. It’s founding purpose was to save a population of southern white rhinos from extinction.
Midmar Dam and Nature Reserve offers accommodation near the shore line and has facilities for canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. Activities also include boating, fishing, water sports, swimming and game viewing.
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is a World Heritage Site and located just two hours from Durban and four hours from Gauteng. It offers scenic beauty, great hiking and a spiritual atmosphere.
Falaza Game Reserve is located along the Elephant Coast in Kwazulu-Natal. Falaza offers rhino tracking, game drives and bush walks, relaxing spa treatments, conferencing and much more.