10 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

10 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock KwaZulu-Natal Trip Planner

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Howick
— 1 night
Drive
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Dundee
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St Lucia
— 4 nights
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Durban
— 4 nights
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Howick

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for gifts at Chocolate Heaven, then stop by Piggly Wiggly Country Village, and then pick up some local products at Karkloof Farmer's Market.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Howick trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town to Howick is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dundee.

Things to do in Howick

Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Dundee

The coal mining town of Dundee is situated in a valley of the Biggarsberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Talana Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dundee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Howick to Dundee takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Dundee are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Dundee

Museums
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St Lucia

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Saint Lucia Estuary. Spend the 31st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: see Heritage Tours & Safaris.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St Lucia road trip planning app.

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 · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Durban

— 4 nights

Surf City

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Umhlanga Main Beach and Thompson's Bay Beach. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Safaris. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Golden Mile, see where the action happens at Moses Mabhida Stadium, buy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, and admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Durban tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from St Lucia to Durban takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Durban can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

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Water Parks · Nature & Parks · Beaches
In KwaZulu-Natal, opposites attract: modern malls and old bazaars, tribal settlements and shiny skyscrapers, and traditional customs and Western culture. Relax on some of the numerous tranquil beaches that dot the region's long coastline on the Indian Ocean. Climb the mountains, take a savannah safari, see Africa's Big Five game, then go partying after dark. Other highlights of a KwaZulu-Natal itinerary include the second-highest waterfall in the world, Zulu villages, and historic battlefields.