From incredible verdant mountain ranges to dry savannah, KwaZulu Natal is teeming with fauna and flora making it a superb choice for your bush break holiday. KZN is home to the awe-inspiring Drakensberg mountain range which stretches well over 200km. Here you will find a wide variety of plant species as well as the rare southern white rhino, black wildebeest and eland amongst other animals. The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park is also home to over 20,000 well preserved San rock paintings. You’ll find these priceless paintings in caves and rock shelters. The paintings represent the spiritual life of the San people who once lived in the area.
KwaZulu Natal’s magnificent and balmy coastal region is home to not only the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) it also plays host to the seasonal visits of whales. KZN has over 57 game reserves and parks. The game lodges in KZN are impressive in their variety and there is something that will suit everyone’s tastes and needs. Enjoy a diverse safari experience when you visit KZN.
KZN Game Reserves & Nature Reserves to visit:
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve - This Big 5 game reserve in KwaZulu Natal is also the oldest reserve in South Africa. Enjoy incredible game viewing on both on morning and evening game drives, spend your afternoons in camp spotting the diverse birdlife, and spot hippos and crocodiles from the comfort of a leisurely boat cruise.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park - This incredible park is over 1,328,901ha and is the second largest protected area in South Africa, after the Kruger National Park. Enjoy diverse experiences when you visit this spectacular park, such as scuba diving, game drives, guided beach walks, estuary boat cruises, turtle tours and whale watching.
Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve - This private game reserve is situated close to the renowned KwaZulu Natal battlefields, a major attraction in the area. This ultimate safari escape is perfect for spotting the Big 5 and a diverse range of bird life.