10 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

10 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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10 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  4 h
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
St Lucia
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Cape Town


Howick ©
Sitting 1,050 m (3,445 ft) above sea level, Howick boasts waterfalls, gorges, and rivers, and was the site of Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for gifts at Chocolate Heaven, look for gifts at Piggly Wiggly, and then hunt for treasures at Karkloof Farmer's Market.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Howick vacation trip planner.

Cape Town to Howick is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect nights in Howick to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dundee.

Things to do in Howick

Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Nottingham Road
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Piggly Wiggly Country Village ©
Piggly Wiggly Country Village
Chocolate Heaven ©
Chocolate Heaven
Karkloof Farmer's Market ©
Karkloof Farmer's Market


Dundee ©
The coal mining town of Dundee is situated in a valley of the Biggarsberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dundee holiday planner.

You can drive from Howick to Dundee in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Dundee

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Talana Museum ©
Talana Museum

St Lucia

St Lucia ©
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Take a break from the city and head to iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Heritage Tours & Safaris. Spend the 31st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St Lucia vacation planner.

Getting from Dundee to St Lucia by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Heritage Tours & Safaris
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Heritage Tours & Safaris ©
Heritage Tours & Safaris


Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Umhlanga Main Beach and Shark Diving. We've included these beaches for you: Golden Mile and Thompson's Bay Beach. Spend the 5th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, admire all the interesting features of Moses Mabhida Stadium, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and cool off at uShaka Marine World.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Durban trip generator.

You can drive from St Lucia to Durban in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Durban can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Thompson's Bay Beach
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Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile
Shark Diving
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach