16 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

16 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Winterton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sodwana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hluhluwe Game Reserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Shelly Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durban
— 5 nights
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park — 1 night

On the 13th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park and then admire all the interesting features of Sani Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: ride a horse along Stormy Hill Trails & Tails and then stroll through Kamberg Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park attractions planner.

Cape Town to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Winterton.
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Winterton — 3 nights

Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winterton: Tugela Falls (in Bonjaneni) and Drakensberg Boys Choir School (in Cathkin Park). The adventure continues: trek along Monks Cowl, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dragon Rock Reptile Centre, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drakensberg Brewery.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Winterton trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Winterton. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sodwana.
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Sodwana — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Kuleni Game Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Sodwana Bay and then walk around iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sodwana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Winterton to Sodwana takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
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Hluhluwe Game Reserve — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Emdoneni Cheetah project and then stroll through Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hluhluwe Game Reserve trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sodwana to Hluhluwe Game Reserve takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hluhluwe Game Reserve can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Shelly Beach.
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Shelly Beach — 3 nights

Play all day on the 23rd (Fri) at San Lameer Country Club.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shelly Beach holiday planner.

Getting from Hluhluwe Game Reserve to Shelly Beach by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hluhluwe Game Reserve in December, you will find days in Shelly Beach are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durban.
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Durban — 5 nights

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durban: Flag Animal Farm (in Salt Rock), Howick (Howick Falls & Nelson Mandela Capture Site) and Spas (in Ballito). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, stroll through Golden Mile, and stroll around Umgeni River Bird Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban trip builder website.

Drive from Shelly Beach to Durban in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Shelly Beach in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durban, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

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In KwaZulu-Natal, opposites attract: modern malls and old bazaars, tribal settlements and shiny skyscrapers, and traditional customs and Western culture. Relax on some of the numerous tranquil beaches that dot the region's long coastline on the Indian Ocean. Climb the mountains, take a savannah safari, see Africa's Big Five game, then go partying after dark. Other highlights of a KwaZulu-Natal itinerary include the second-highest waterfall in the world, Zulu villages, and historic battlefields.
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