Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Durban and KwaZulu-Natal - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands 4

Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve 2

uMkhuze KZN Park 2

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park 2

Rorke's Drift 2

Dundee 2

Valley of a Thousand Hills 2

Amazulu Private Game Reserve and AmaKhosi Lodge 1

Phinda Private Game Reserve 1

Ithala Game Reserve 1

Shakaland 1

Richards Bay 1

Thanda Private Game Reserve 1

Isandlwana 1

Ladysmith 1

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Phinda Private Game Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This eco-award-winning flagship &Beyond reserve, established in 1991, is a heartening example of tourism serving the environment...

Richards Bay Game Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Just south of town, the lagoon formed by the confluence of the Mzingazi and Mhlatuzi rivers has populations of hippos, crocodiles, monkeys,...

Rorke's Drift

  • Military Site

This is by far the best of the Zulu War battlefields to see without a guide. An excellent small museum and orientation center retells...


  • Museum Village

A living museum of Zulu culture, Shakaland is one of the most popular tourist stops in the region. Originally the movie set for Shaka...

Swissland Cheese

  • Farm/Ranch

Expect to be greeted by white free-roaming Saanen goats grazing happily in luscious green pastures when you visit this family owned-and-run...

Talana Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The first-rate Talana Museum, set in an 8-hectare (20-acre) heritage park, on the outskirts of Dundee, is well worth a visit. Fascinating...

Thanda Private Game Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

In wild, beautiful northern Zululand, the multi-award-winning 150-square-km (60-square-mile) Thanda reserve, which turned 10 in 2014,...

The Drakensberg

  • Mountain–Sight

The Drakensberg is the highest range in southern Africa and has some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The blue-tinted...

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site (South Africa's first) in 1999, the iSimangaliso Wetland encompasses a number of disparate natural...

uMkhuze KZN Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

If you're a birder, then you'll find yourself in seventh heaven in this reserve, 48 km (30 miles) north of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, which is...