Durban is the biggest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa's third largest city. Situated on South Africa’s enticing Indian Ocean coastline, sub-tropical Durban offers the perfect combination of long sandy beaches, excellent restaurants, trendy bars and clubs, shops galore, some art-deco delights, a wide selection of leisure facilities, some throwbacks to colonial times and quirky local markets selling Zulu handicrafts. It is quite the melting pot thanks to its rich ethnic mix. More than half of Durban’s inhabitants are Zulu and one fifth are of Indian descent.
The famous 'Golden Mile' is an amazing stretch of beachfront which actually goes on for more than 5 miles. It is home to some superb diving and snorkelling spots. Also home to the trendy surf crowd who you will undoubtedly see hanging out on the sands looking all sorts of cool! The promenade is busy with joggers, cyclists, walkers and holiday makers altogether taking in the fresh sea-air. Leisure activites abound including, whale watching, fishing trips, body-boarding and kitesurfing perhaps being the most popular ones. Marine World which is located along the seafront is one of the world’s largest aquariums. Just north of Durban is the smaller resort of Umhlanga, an up-market suburb with more than 200km of golden sandy beaches,superb holiday apartments, luxury hotels, lodges and B&B's to choose from.
Northern KwaZulu-Natal generally referred to as Zululand is one of the most exciting parts of South Africa to explore. It boasts fine game reserves, the spectacular mountain scenery of the Drakensberg range, lush tropical beaches, South Africa’s 2nd highest waterfall, the battlefields made famous by the epic film ‘Zulu’ and is the heart of the great Zulu Kingdom.