Kwazulu Natal

Outdoors is where you have to be! This is the wet ‘n wild city, where the sun shines all year round, where the warm Indian Ocean calls, and the fun never sets. There’s swimming, surfing, hiking, biking, history and spectacular mountain scenery.

Take a short drive to the north, to Umhlanga, sometimes called the ‘new city centre’. You’ll find a vibrant metropolis of the most impressive mansions, glittering office blocks and stylish beachfront apartments, the vast new development of today’s residential and commercial lifestyle. Here are the bright lights of Durban’s future. Durban’s port is the busiest in Africa, and the waterfront is fringed with colourful restaurants, bars, shops and live music venues. The harbour is busy, busy, busy with tugs, luxury yachts, huge container vessels and small tourist boats on the move all the time. It’s lively and exciting. Near the heart of it all is the internationally known and acclaimed uShaka Marine World. Here is an aquarium to match anything in the world, housed in a gigantic ‘Ship Wreck’, with a snorkel tank and endless, thrilling water rides. Marvel at the experience of a gourmet meal, in the wreck, with a large shark population watching from close by


A short drive inland takes in the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills, with breath-taking views as far as the eye can see, a tantalising introduction to Zulu culture, and arts and craft shops of every kind. Go on westwards to the Kwazulu Natal Midlands for still more arts, crafts, food and culture in the Midlands Meander.

You cannot think of visiting KwaZulu Natal without taking in the majesty and splendour of the Drakensberg Mountains, enjoying the numerous ‘Berg lodges and chalets, and viewing for yourself the ancient San artwork adorning the walls of caves and crevices, one of South Africa’s finest World Heritage Sites.

In and around Durban, there’s everything under the sun and more!!


This is the wet ‘n wild city, where the sun shines all year round, where the warm Indian Ocean calls, and the fun never sets. From the dramatic peaks of the exquisite Drakensberg mountain range to traditional Zulu villages, magnificent game reserves, historic battle sites and the warm Indian Ocean lapping onto wide, sandy beaches, Kwazulu-Natal is a tourist’s paradise. Let Thompsons Africa help you discover the treasures of this region.