14 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

14 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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14 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Start: Durban
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Margate
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
St Lucia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zinkwazi Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Durban
— 5 nights
End: Durban

2
nights
Margate

Margate ©
Margate is a seaside resort town on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, about 20 kilometres southwest of Port Shepstone. You'll get in some beach time at Ramsgate Blue Flag Main Beach and Mac Nicol's Caravan Park. Escape the urban bustle at Trafalgar Beach and Uvongo Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Umzumbe Beach in Umzumbe (about 36 minutes away). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lucien Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Shepstone Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Margate online holiday planner .

Durban to Margate is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durban in December: high temperatures in Margate hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Margate

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Trafalgar Beach, Umzumbe Beach, Mac Nicol's Caravan Park, Uvongo Beach, Port Shepstone Beach
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Trafalgar Beach ©
Trafalgar Beach
Umzumbe Beach ©
Umzumbe Beach
Port Shepstone Beach ©
Port Shepstone Beach

4
nights
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.
Head to Canerat Crafts and Mtuba Mallfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Bhangazi Horse Safaris and Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Lucia: Tunga Needlework Studio (in Hluhluwe), Zamimpilo Community Market (in Ophondweni) and Emdoneni Cheetah project (in Hluhluwe Game Reserve). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Heritage Tours & Safaris, enjoy the sand and surf at St Lucia Beach, get to know the resident critters at Bayete Zulu, and contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St Lucia day trip planner .

Getting from Margate to St Lucia by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zinkwazi Beach.

Things to do in St Lucia

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bayete Zulu, Heritage Tours & Safaris, Emdoneni Cheetah project, Mtuba Mall, Tunga Needlework Studio
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Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris
Safaris
Heritage Tours & Safaris ©
Heritage Tours & Safaris

2
nights
Zinkwazi Beach

Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach is a small town on the north coast of the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. On the 25th (Wed), stop by TASPA The Hippie Shop and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zinkwazi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to King Shaka Memoria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Willard Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thompson's Bay Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zinkwazi Beach travel route builder website .

Drive from St Lucia to Zinkwazi Beach in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Zinkwazi Beach can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Zinkwazi Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ballito, TASPA The Hippie Shop, King Shaka Memoria
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Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach
Thompson's Bay Beach ©
Thompson's Bay Beach
TASPA The Hippie Shop ©
TASPA The Hippie Shop

5
nights
Durban

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.
Relax by the water at Umhlanga Main Beach and Umdloti Beach. Attractions like uShaka Marine World and Golden Mile make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Piggly Wiggly Country Village (in Nottingham Road), Shongweni Farmers Market (in Hillcrest) and Cascades Lifestyle Centre (in Pietermaritzburg). And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, buy something for everyone on your list at La Lucia Mall, view the masterpieces at Andrew Early Design Studio, and explore the galleries of Makiwa Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Durban trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Zinkwazi Beach to Durban in 1.5 hours. December in Durban sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Shongweni Farmers Market, Cascades Lifestyle Centre, La Lucia Mall, Piggly Wiggly Country Village
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uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Shark Diving
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

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