Kruger, Cape Town and the Garden Route are undeniably the most popular destinations for first-time visitors to South Africa, however the more adventurous traveller will find many wonderful places to explore in other parts of this vast country.
Top of the list of less-visited gems is KwaZulu-Natal. Whilst South Africans from Jo’burg have long escaped to the mountains and beaches of KwaZulu-Natal, it is estimated that only 10% or so of overseas visitors travel to this fascinating province.
There is something for everyone in KwaZulu-Natal: excellent Big 5 game viewing, stunning mountain scenery, a rich history and culture, and beautiful beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean. Nowhere else in Southern Africa are so many outstanding tourist destinations to be found in such close proximity to one another, and everything can be easily reached by road as part of either a self-drive holiday or an organised tour.
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