Popular tours and itineraries including KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal

South African provinces don’t come any more South African than KwaZulu-Natal: typifying its mother country’s diversity, ‘KZN’ ticks off beaches, battlegrounds, mountains, surfing and safaris in an unrivalled tourism CV.

 

Durban is its biggest city, but most visitors arriving here immediately leave to explore the well-developed beaches on either side.  Those seeking wilderness must keep going north to the Elephant Coast, a tropical spit of sand stretching all the way to Mozambique.  Snorkelling, turtles and scuba-diving are brilliant here.

 

Inland is traditional ‘Zululand’, villages and towns where ancient tribal cultures survive.  Most impressive is the reconstructed beehive-hut capital of Ondini.  These gentle Midlands were the scene of bloody scraps between the Zulus, Boers and British, and some of the key Battlefields including Isandlwana and Rouke’s Drift are easily explored.

 

Also here is the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park amongst other private reserves including Phinda and Thanda Private Game Reserves, with the Big Five present and correct, and further west begins the Drakensberg, South Africa’s premier mountain range and paradise for hikers, horse-riders and anglers.

 

We offer tailor-made holidays including ground transport for transfers, tours and multi centre trips.
Phinda Forest Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 2,135 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

16 beautifully furnished suites are raised above the sandy forest floor with wall to floor windows making the ancient forest feel part of the furniture.  Truly unique and totally unforgettable.

Phinda Mountain Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 2,135 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Set up high on a hillside, Phinda Mountain Lodge has 25 suites with private viewing deck and plunge pool.

Phinda Rock Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 2,442 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Carved into the side of a rocky hill, andBeyond Rock Lodge boasts bird-eye views of the bush veld and over the coastal plains.  Immaculately presented, these 6 suites are incredibly intimate and romantic offering total privacy in luxurious surrounds.

Phinda Vlei Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 2,442 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Situated on the edge of the wetlands (vlei) these 6 secluded villas are built for optimum game viewing, whether you're in the bath, in your bedroom or on the private viewing deck.

Phinda Zuka Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Zuka Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 2,135 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

4 individual suites overlooking a waterhole with a private butler, game ranger, tracker, central lounge, dining room and swimming pool.  

Fugitives Drift Lodge

Fugitive's Drift

Country Retreat
2 nights from £ 172 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

A perfectly positioned private game lodge and colonial style hotel in the heart of The Battlefields.

Ghost Mountain Inn

Ghost Mountain Inn

Country Retreat
4 nights from £ 259 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

An intimate family-run hotel and spa in northern Kwa-Zulu-Natal, perfectly placed for an action packed family holiday.

Hartford House

Hartford House

Boutique Hotel
4 nights from £ 321 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

This unique country-house hotel offers a range of luxury accommodation with gorgeous views of the stud farm.   

Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge

Beach Lodge
4 nights from £ 750 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Full-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

A private beach lodge nestled on the shores of a lake on the forest edge with an abundance of activities and a relaxed, rustic atmosphere.

Ocean Pool Oyster Box Hotel

Oyster Box Hotel

Beach Hotel
4 nights from £ 745 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Taking centre stage on Umhlanga Beach for the past eight decades the Oyster Box Hotel has set the standard for elegance and colonial grandeur over the years.

 

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 779 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Full-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Set high up on a ridge overlooking the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve with spectacular views and interesting game viewing. 

Rocktail Beach Camp

Rocktail Beach Camp

Beach Lodge
4 nights from £ 857 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Full-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Perfectly positioned on the edge of the forest, this 17 bedroom family friendly beach lodge is the perfect place to explore the ancient coastal forest, snorkel in the crystal clear waters or visit a local elephant sanctuary. 

Thonga Beach

Thonga Beach Lodge

Beach Lodge
4 nights from £ 897 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Full-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).
Includes offer: Stay 4 nights Pay for 3 in Forest View Room, 1 Sep 18 - 30 Sep 18 (Special offers are subject to exact travel dates).

Beautifully positioned between the forest and the sea, family friendly Thonga Beach Lodge is the place to be for an adventurous, relaxing but incredibly action packed holiday.  Turtles, dolphins, birds and sub-tropical fish take centre stage here.  A diver, bird-lover, sun-worshiper, marine enthusiasts idea of heaven.  

The Best of South Africa Travel map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

Testimonials

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

A spectacular 2 weeks in South Africa

We are just back from a spectacular 2 weeks in South Africa. We took our 8 year old son back having visited on our own 10 years ago and we all had one of the best holidays. We wanted our son to see "the real Africa" at the same time as doing the usual touristy things (including a very patient ...

Martin Jackson

Recent Blog entries