In the Zulu language Kwa means “the place of” the Zulu people or the Zulu Kingdom, although it is often simply known by the locals as KZN.
KZN is one of South Africa’s nine provinces. Although there are 11 municipal districts in KZN, for travel purposes it is more comfortably divided into eight regions, namely Durban, the South Coast, the North Coast, Pietermaritzburg and the Midlands, the Drakensberg, the Battlefields, the, Zululand and the Maputaland or Elephant Coast. Each of these areas has its own unique characteristics and attractions and you will find you are spoilt for choice.
KwaZulu-Natal is an incredible safari destination and with a seemingly perpetual summer, the perfect place for a host of adventure activities. The Indian Ocean is warm and with relatively stable sea temperatures it provides opportunities to swim, surf, fish, sail, snorkel and scuba dive or just hang out on our numerous beautiful beaches throughout the year. In addition to all the water related activities, in KZN adrenaline junkies can abseil the world’s highest gorge, bungee jump, go mountain biking, white-water rafting, dive with sharks or even do some ice-climbing in the snowy mountains in the winter.