For eco tourists the unique attraction of Kwazulu-Natal lies in its great natural diversity. Here the great outdoors experience is truly one of berg, bush and beach.
This world heritage site with some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa and with the 243000 ha Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park you can savour the ultimate freedom of great open spaces in a world of gigantic peaks and towering sandstone cliffs. The park is home to the Bearded vulture, herds of Eland and big troops of Baboon, while the cultural status is given by the outstanding legacy of rock art by San artist’s centuries ago.
Coast & Wetlands
The 260000 ha greater St Lucia Wetland Park is a international world heritage site. This lake, island and estuary, incorporates a astonishing variety of habitats ranging from the mountains to grasslands, forests, wetlands, mangroves and vegetated dunes, with magnificent beaches and coral reefs. It supports an abundance of crocodile and hippo. Birdlife is prolific and includes flamingo and Fish Eagle. Migrant whales and dolphins cavorting down the coast and turtles nesting on the beaches add to the parks special attractions.
Some of the largest game parks in South Africa the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park, Mkuzi and Itala game reserves are renowned for its wide variety of birds and animal life. Besides the “big six” elusive cheetah, wild dogs and many other well-known bushveld species inhabit the parks offering visitors a rich game viewing experience. The wilderness trails offer a unforgettable bush experience and don’t forget the Black and White Rhino.
Durban – uShaka
Durban with its big white and safe beaches, big shopping centres, big modern 2010 Soccer stadium and Ushaka Marine World is perfect for surfing, shopping and exploring. The Ushaka Marine World is really a adventure with Dolphin shows, Seal shows, Penguin presentations, Shark dives Ray feeds and so much more. Featuring the 5th largest aquarium in the world, extending 500 metres through a series of four superbly designed old ship wrecks, the Ushaka aquarium is breathtaking. Durban also has its own big international airport.