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  • Culture

    Languages

    Due to the variety of cultures and ethnic groups living in South Africa, the country has eleven official languages. Not everyone in South Africa can speak all eleven, so visitors need not worry. The majority of South Africans can speak and understand English, so tourists will be able to communicate with locals relatively easily. The eleven official languages are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, ...

  • Art Galleries

    Durban Art Galleries

    The beautiful landscapes of the Zulu Kingdom are an inspiration to a number of artists. As these creative geniuses soak up the bohemian lifestyle, the cross-pollination of cultures and the warm, salty air, their imaginations are sparked and their creative talents simply pour out. No wonder there are so many great art galleries in Durban. The Durban Art Gallery is KwaZulu Natal’s regional ...

  • Kwazulu Natal

    Ulundi

    The town of Ulundi in the Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa, is historically and culturally the center of the Zulu nation and home to the king of the Zulus, Goodwill Zwelithini. The area around Ulundi has been the domain of Zulu royalty from the time of King Chaka, so not surprisingly the main attraction of Ulundi is its historical value relating to the Zulu nation.

  • Kwazulu Natal

    Thousand Hills

    The evocatively named Valley of a Thousand Hills, 45 km from Durban, makes for a picturesque drive along the edge of densely folded hills where

  • Kwazulu Natal

    Zululand

    Early travelers setting out on foot from Port Natal to visit the Royal Zulu kraal first had to cross the mighty Thukela River, which was infested with dangerous crocodiles and hippos, and frequently turned into a raging flood by thunderstorms in the Drakensberg catchment. The surrounding bush was teeming with wild animals like lions, leopards and elephant, and the going was tough and ...

  • Kwazulu Natal

    Salt Rock

    South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal North Coast attracts visitors all year round from all over South Africa and internationally to enjoy its mild climate, sandy beaches, warm waters and laid-back lifestyle. One of the North Coast gems that should not be overlooked is the little village of Salt Rock. Located just a thirty-minute drive from the vibrant city of Durban, Salt Rock offers families a true ...

  • Kwazulu Natal

    Tongaat

    Most South Africans will readily associate the name 'Tongaat' with 'sugar', and for good reason. Located around 37 kilometers north of Durban, Tongaat is one of the largest sugar producing districts in the world. The English colonial architecture of the town is a legacy from the 1860s when Indians were brought to South Africa to work as indentured laborers on the sugar cane plantations. ...

  • Kwazulu Natal

    Natal Midlands

    The evergreen rolling hills and valleys of the Natal Midlands really is a piece of paradise, far removed from the frantic pace of the modern world. This scenic region of KwaZulu Natal draws visitors from far and wide to explore its pine forests, pastures, lakes, rivers, dams, waterfalls, nature reserves, historical battle sites, Zulu cultural villages and picturesque towns.

  • Kwazulu Natal

    Umhlanga Rocks

    Situated approximately 20 kilometers from the city center of Durban, Umhlanga Rocks is a substantial settlement with a permanent population of around 50 000 people. Its border merges with the suburb of Durban North and its proximity to the city center makes it the perfect place for a short escape from the bustle of the city. Whether you’re looking for a great stretch of beach for swimming or ...