The north-eastern corner of KwaZulu Natal, tucked beneath Swaziland and Mozambique, possesses some of the best beaches in the whole country.
It’s no wonder it attracts its countrymen and visitors in equal measure especially when this province’s subtropical climate and compact size means you can easily flit between: the UNESCO wetlands of Lake St Lucia, the coral reefs of Sodwana Bay, the array of Big Five game reserves, to the pristine golden sands and coastal forest of its Indian Ocean beaches, and the untouched Kosi Bay to see turtles and other marine life.
When to go
This part of the country enjoys a subtropical climate, making it a year round destination with a pleasant average temperature of 26?C / 79?F.
What to do
- Good, consistent climate
- Stunning Beaches
- The landscape changes to more of what you see in Mozambique
- Great game, marine life and nature reserves – most within a three hour drive from Durban