Kwazulu-Natal is South Africa’s most populous province with 10 million people. The people speak mainly Zulu and prefer it when people greet in their native language.*
Kwazulu-Natal contains 2 Unesco World Heritage sites, the greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park and the Ukhahlamba/Drakensberg Mountain Range. Nelson Mandela once said “The St Lucia Wetland Park must be the only place on the globe where the world’s oldest land mammal with the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish and the world’s biggest marine mammal” making them a sought after attraction for any visitor. The range holds the highest peaks in all South Africa, standing at 3482m!
Kwazulu-Natal has lots of fun too. In Durban you’ll find uShaka Marine world, a full adventure park on Durban’s golden mile. Here you can shark dive, meet a dolphin, soar on a ropes course or just relax on the beach. With the current exchange rate, a full days pass is less than $12! While you’re here you may want to check out the African Bird of Prey sanctuary or the Umgeni River Bird Park for a fun and education experience. With so many species to observe in one place, it’s not a chance to pass up.
*Learn some Zulu:
Hello (formal) – Sawubona (Sing) / Sanibonani (Plural)
Hello (informal) – Molo
Goodbye – Uhambe kahle / Usale kahle
Yes / No – Yebo / Cha
Excuse me – Uxolo
Thank you – Ngiyabonga