KwaZulu-Natal, roughly the size of Portugal, has a plethora of attractions and something for everyone. It is the most diverse area in South Africa, with excellent safari, diving, beaches, historical tours and trekking on offer.
The narrow lowland region along the Indian Ocean coast has some stunning and often empty beaches and some of the best big fish diving in the world and it's sub-tropical climate makes it an ideal destination year round.
The undulating plateau of the central Natal Midlands and the Battlefields area are loaded with historical sites. The Drakensberg Mountains form a solid basalt wall rising over 3,000 m alongside the Lesotho border and offer superb treks and ancient rock art sites, and the and Lebombo Mountains form a low parallel range of ancient granite running southward from Swaziland.
The province contains rich areas of biodiversity of a range of flora and fauna. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A number of game reserves offer superb safari opportunities, at lower costs and with less visitors than comparable lodges in the world-renowned Kruger area to the north of the country.