19 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

19 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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19 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Start: Durban
bus:  2​h 45​min
1
St Lucia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sodwana
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Rorke's Drift
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Winterton
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nottingham Road
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Durban
— 6 nights
End: Durban

3
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.
Do your shopping at Ilala Weavers and Zamimpilo Community Market. Get in touch with nature at Bhangazi Horse Safaris and Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Lucia: Emdoneni Cheetah project (in Hluhluwe Game Reserve), Tunga Needlework Studio (in Hluhluwe) and Zimanga Private Game Reserve (in Mkuze). The adventure continues: stroll through Heritage Tours & Safaris, browse the different shops at Mtuba Mall, and explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St Lucia tour itinerary tool .

Durban to St Lucia is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sodwana.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hluhluwe, Zimanga Private Game Reserve, Heritage Tours & Safaris, Mtuba Mall, Zamimpilo Community Market
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Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris
Zimanga Private Game Reserve ©
Zimanga Private Game Reserve
Safaris

1
night
Sodwana

Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sodwana Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sodwana sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from St Lucia to Sodwana takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Rorke's Drift.

Things to do in Sodwana

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Sodwana Bay
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sodwana Bay ©
Sodwana Bay

1
night
Rorke's Drift

Rorke's Drift ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Isandlwana Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Fugitive's Drift, and then contemplate the long history of Rorke's Drift.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rorke's Drift day trip planning site .

You can drive from Sodwana to Rorke's Drift in 5.5 hours. In April in Rorke's Drift, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Winterton.

Things to do in Rorke's Drift

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Isandlwana Battlefield
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Isandlwana Battlefield ©
Isandlwana Battlefield
Fugitive's Drift ©
Fugitive's Drift
Rorke's Drift ©
Rorke's Drift

4
nights
Winterton

Winterton ©
Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Popular historic sites such as Blood River Battlefield and Elandslaagte Battlefield Memorial are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project and Talana Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ladysmith (Ladysmith Siege Museum & Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve) and Drakensberg Boys Choir School (in Cathkin Park). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monks Cowl, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the history at Spion Kop Battlefield.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Winterton road trip app .

Traveling by car from Rorke's Drift to Winterton takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Nottingham Road.

Things to do in Winterton

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ladysmith, Dundee, Drakensberg Boys Choir School
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Blood River Battlefield ©
Blood River Battlefield
Spion Kop Battlefield ©
Spion Kop Battlefield
Talana Museum ©
Talana Museum

3
nights
Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chocolate Heaven and Aladdin's de-Light. Explore hidden gems such as Drakensberg Mountains and Culamoya Chimes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nottingham Road: Maloti Drakensberg Park (in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park) and Underberg (Off-Road Tours & Sani Pass).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nottingham Road online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Winterton to Nottingham Road takes 1.5 hours. In April in Nottingham Road, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Nottingham Road

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maloti Drakensberg Park, Sani Pass, Marrakesh Cheese Farm, Culamoya Chimes, Off-Road Tours
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Chocolate Heaven ©
Chocolate Heaven
Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains
Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park

6
nights
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 Thompson's Bay Beach and Mac Nicol's Caravan Park. Bring the kids along to uShaka Wet 'n Wild and Zinkwazi Beach. Go for a jaunt from Durban to Botha's Hill to see The Puzzle Place about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Royal Natal National Park, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, and enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Durban road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Nottingham Road to Durban takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nottingham Road in April, Durban is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, Zinkwazi Beach, Mac Nicol's Caravan Park, La Lucia Mall
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach
Royal Natal National Park ©
Royal Natal National Park

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