“testament to the ferocious wars between the British, Boers and mighty Zulu nation that took place here over 70 years ago”
The KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields area bears testament to the ferocious wars between the British, Boers and mighty Zulu nation that took place here over 110 years ago. Visit the sites and hear the chilling stories of some of the world’s bloodiest battles, including the Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
Two of the most famous and pivotal Anglo-Zulu battles took place at Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift and a visit to these sites should be a priority. Apart from this history, the Battlefields also offer a number of other activities, including white-water rafting down the formidable Thukela River rapids and sailing at the Chelmsford Dam. There are also a number of Zulu cultural villages in the area which display authentic Zulu traditions and serve traditional food.
“... host to a large variety of activities. For the adrenaline junkies there are activities such as: abseiling, sheer rock and ice climbing as well as white water rafting.”
The Drakensberg Mountains or uKhahlamba is a 200km+ mountain range and the largest portion of the area falls in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. The Drakensberg Mountains, with its sheer cliffs and snow capped mountains in winter, tower over ravines and lush bush.
The Drakensberg plays host to a large variety of activities. For the adrenaline junkies there are activities such as: abseiling, sheer rock and ice climbing as well as white water rafting. A helicopter ride over the Drakensberg is the ideal way to see the breathtaking landscape from a different perspective. The Drakensberg with trails on both the upper and low slopes are also the ideal place for hikers of all fitness levels. The Drakensberg is home to a huge variety of plant and animal life, and birding is extremely popular, as there are over 280 species in the area.
“one of the main tourist attractions in the Durban area”
Durban’s Golden Mile is the name given to the popular stretch of beachfront from South Beach to the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World in the north. The Golden Mile is one of the main tourist attractions in the Durban area, and the wide stretch of golden sands serves as an excellent destination for beach goers who make their way there to enjoy the sunshine and warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
The Golden Mile is also renowned as a surfer’s paradise. Some of Golden Mile’s many attactions include: Blue Lagoon, Suncoast Casino, North Beach, Dairy Beach, the Bay of Plenty, Snake Park beaches and traditional vendors.
“a range of activities sure to suit any budget, from fishing, game watching, cycling, rock climbing, swimming, boating”
The Valley of a 1000 Hills is situated just 25 minutes west of Durban and is a visitors paradise. With a number of B&B’s, hotels and backpackers in the area, visitors are perfectly positioned to explore the beautiful surroundings and experience the adventure, culture and friendliness of the warm and welcoming local people.
At the Valley of 1000 Hills there is a range of activities sure to suit the whole family and any budget, from fishing, game watching, cycling, rock climbing, swimming and boating. On the crest of the hills overlooking the valley are leafy suburbs and village centres, which have astonishing views and a year round holiday climate of warm summers and cool winters.