9 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

9 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock KwaZulu-Natal sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Durban
— 3 nights
Drive
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St Lucia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ladysmith
— 1 night
Drive
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 2 nights
Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Cape Town International Airport

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Durban

— 3 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.
Durban is known for zoos & aquariums, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, and stop by Joe's Corner Shop.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Durban trip builder site.

Cape Town to Durban is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cape Town in April since evenings lows in Durban dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

St Lucia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mtuba Mall. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Canerat Crafts and then stroll through Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our St Lucia trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Durban to St Lucia in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Ladysmith.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Ladysmith

— 1 night
Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve, and then take in the history at Spion Kop Battlefield.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ladysmith trip planning tool.

You can drive from St Lucia to Ladysmith in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Ladysmith

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and design of Drakensberg Boys Choir School and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Drakensberg Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Sani Pass and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ladysmith to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Aquariums · 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.