5 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

5 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock KwaZulu-Natal journey planner
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Port Edward
— 1 night
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Pietermaritzburg
— 2 nights
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Cathkin Park
— 1 night
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Port Edward — 1 night

Port Edward is a small resort town situated on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, right on the Eastern Cape Province border.Port Edward is a tourist resort for seasonal visitors from more affluent regions of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Beaver Creek Coffee Farm and then cool off at Wild Waves Water Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Edward travel planner.

Johannesburg to Port Edward is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, things will get a bit warmer in Port Edward: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pietermaritzburg.
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Pietermaritzburg — 2 nights

Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Midlands Meander has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Mon), trot along with Midlands Meander, stop by Chocolate Heaven, then get a dose of the wild on Karkloof Canopy Tour, and finally deepen your understanding at Umgeni Valley Enviromental Education Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Monks Cowl, then tour the pleasant surroundings at African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, and then don't miss a visit to Pietermaritzburg Railway Station.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pietermaritzburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Port Edward to Pietermaritzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Port Edward in June since evenings lows in Pietermaritzburg dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cathkin Park.
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Cathkin Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Drakensberg Boys Choir School and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Drakensberg Mountains.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cathkin Park visit planning app.

You can drive from Pietermaritzburg to Cathkin Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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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.
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