Zululand

Ancestral home of the Zulu nation, Zululand offers tourists a variety of spectacular terrains - from sparse bushveld and grassy plains teeming with game to sugar plantations and wetland swamps. The Umfolozi-Hluhluwe, Ndumo and Makhuze game parks have excellent facilities for animal and bird viewing. The greater St. Lucia wetland Park, recently proclaimed a world heritage site is the largest estuarine system in Africa, offering visitors exceptional outdoor experiences, from boating with hippos to scuba diving with coral reefs.

  • Maputaland
    The coastal plain in north-eastern Kwa-Zulu, containing Ndumo and Mkhuze game reserves, the Tembe Elephant Park, the Kosi Bay National Park and Lake Sibaya.
  • Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park
    It is the largest protected wetlands and annual breeding ground of the Leatherback Turtle in South Africa.
  • Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park
    It is one of the largest game reserves in Southern Africa, offering big five, lots of wildlife and viewing facilities.
  • Shakaland Village and Hotel
    This will give you an authentic Zulu cultural experience.

Overberg

Overberg literally means 'over the mountain', is Africa's most southerly region. It extends from mountain foothills through verdant wheatfields and vineyards to the Indian ocean coastline. Cape Agulhas is where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. The waters off the overberg coast have become a popular breeding ground for whales.

  • Whale watching
    Every year from July to Novemeber, Southern Right Whales come into the waters around Hermanus. This brings thousands of out of season visitors to some of the world's best land based whale viewing.
  • Swellendam
    It is the most charming of towns at the foot of Langeberg range of mountains. The Bontebok national park and Breede River are nearby attractions.

West Coast

  • Langeberg Lagoon & West Coast National Park
    One of the country's largest wetlands and a paradise for bird lovers, hikers and wild flower enthusiasts.
  • Spring flowers
    In the months of August-September annual wild flower shows are held at Clanwilliam, Hopefield and Darling.
  • Cedarberg
    It is a wilderness area for camping, hiking, watersports, bird watching and wild flower viewing.
  • Club Mykonos Resort & Casino
    It is a great waterfront location with amenities and entertainment area.

Wild Coast

It stretches from Port St. Johns in the north to Kei Mouth in the south. This stretch of coast offers some of the best angling, hiking, and diving and of course the magnificent casinos.

  • Port St. Johns
    There are many top quality resorts and the stretch offers excellent surf, fly and spear fishing as well as deep sea charters.
  • Hole in the Wall
    A striking rock formation, 8 kms from Coffee Bay.
  • Nelson Mandela Museum
    In Umtata recounts the life of the world icon. Mandela's birthplace, Qunu, is nearby.
  • Wild Coast Sun
    A casino, golfing and beach resort on the border with Kwa-Zulu-Natal.

North East

Situated in KwaZulu-Natal, between the Free State and Mpumalanga borders lies the area known as battlefields. Some of the most important battles in South African history were fought here; Zulu vs Boer, Zulu vs the British and Boer vs British. One of the most terrible battles of this region was the Battle of Blood River where the river ran red with the blood of the Zulus.

This place is studded with hills, dams and trout streams.

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