KwaZulu-Natal Parks and surrounding areas



Beautiful natural settings from the heights of the mountains in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site, through the tropical savannahs of Zululand where the "big five", elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard inhabit Hluhluwe - Imfolozi Park.

On to the brilliant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean that fringe the lakes and wetlands of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Greater St Lucia Wetland Park), also a World Heritage Site.

Top Parks in KwaZulu Natal

Top Areas in KwaZulu Natal

The landscapes of the Kingdom of the Zulu are spectacular and varied.


Within 160 km the topography ranges from sea level to over 3000m in the Drakensberg, with moisture catching escarpments deeply incised by more rivers than any comparable area in southern Africa.


KwaZulu-Natal introduces visitors to an exciting world of natural splendour. This is your opportunity to discover mountain grandeur and scenic expanses of sparkling water, valley bushveld and densely wooded riverine gorges, cascading waterfalls and forested pathways, acacia thornveld and ancient tracks through the wilderness, forested dunes and brilliant coral reefs.


With custodianship of nearly one hundred protected areas, including magnificent mountain ranges, big-game bushveld and verdant savannah, rivers and lakes, beaches, coastal pools and off-shore coral reefs, our guests can satisfy their every desire for discovery, adventure or relaxation in some of Africa's most exciting and scenic natural surroundings.


KwaZulu-Natal's diverse protected areas and natural sanctuaries allow you to explore unique big-game wildlife areas, as well as numerous cultural, historical, wetlands, alpine and marine treasures with a wide range of accommodation facilities and guest activities on offer.