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Holidays to Durban & KwaZulu-Natal Self drive itineraries, escorted tours and rail holidays

Durban Holidays

Durban is a vibrant coastal gem on South Africa’s eastern shores. It offers golden beaches, warm Indian Ocean waters, and a rich blend of cultures.

As well as a lovely beach destination, Durban is also a gateway for exploring KwaZulu-Natal:

  • Drive through the heart of the scenic Drakensburg Mountains
  • Learn about the Anglo-Zulu War at Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana
  • Go in search of rhino, elephant and lion on a 4×4 safari
  • Board the luxury Rovos Rail for a journey north to Pretoria

Your FREEDOM Consultant will be pleased to coordinate your choices into a bespoke itinerary just for you.

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Rhino Ridge & The Elephant Coast

Durban | Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park | Elephant Coast

Safari & Beach Holiday 12 days from £2479

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    Durban & KwaZulu Natal Holidays

    Holiday ideas that begin or end in Durban.

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    Complete KwaZulu-Natal

    Durban | Drakensberg Mountains | Battlefields | Manyoni Game Reserve | St. Lucia | Durban

    Self Drive Holiday 10 days from £1815
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    Ultimate South Africa

    Johannesburg | Panorama Route | Kruger | eSwatini | Hluhluwe | Durban | Addo | Garden Route | Winelands | Cape Town

    Self Drive Holiday 21 days from £1579
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    eSwatini, Kruger & Coast

    Johannesburg | Panorama Route | Kruger | eSwatini | Hluhluwe | Zululand | St Lucia | Durban

    Self Drive Holiday 11 days from £949
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    Rhino Ridge & The Elephant Coast

    Durban | Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park | Elephant Coast

    Safari & Beach Holiday 12 days from £2479
    Boulders Beach, South Africa

    South African Odyssey

    Johannesburg | Kruger National Park | eSwatini | Lake St Lucia | Umhlanga | Tsitsikamma | Knysna | Oudtshoorn | Cape Town

    Small Group Tour 14 days from £2249
    Rovos Rail Pullman Cabin

    Rovos Rail – Durban Safari

    Pretoria | Durban

    Luxury Rail Journey 3 days from £1395

    Selected Hotels & Lodges Around Durban

    Durban hotels and lodges for exploring KwaZulue-Natal.

    Pool, The Oyster Box

    The Oyster Box Hotel




    Bedroom, Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani

    Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani




    Fairlight Beach House

    Fairlight Beach House




    Verandah, Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

    Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

    Near Hluhluwe

    Safari Lodge


    Bedroom, Cathedral Peak Hotel

    Cathedral Peak Hotel




    Scenic location
    Villa, Thanda Safari Lodge

    Thanda Safari Lodge

    Near Hluhluwe

    Safari Lodge


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    Holidays to Durban & KwaZulu-Natal

    With its inviting beaches, rich culture, and a host of attractions, Durban provides a perfect introduction to KwaZulu-Natal.

    What to do in Durban

    • Golden Mile: Stroll along this iconic stretch of beaches, offering endless opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. The vibrant promenade buzzes with restaurants, cafes, and entertainment.
    • Ushaka Marine World: A marine theme park where you can explore underwater worlds, enjoy water slides, and get up close with marine life in the aquarium.
    • Moses Mabhida Stadium: Take a SkyCar ride to the arch of this stadium for panoramic views, or try the adrenaline-pumping Big Rush Big Swing.
    • Botanical Gardens: Visit the Durban Botanic Gardens, a lush oasis in the heart of the city, featuring a stunning collection of subtropical flora.
    • Victoria Street Market: Explore this vibrant market for an array of African and Indian crafts, textiles, spices, and delectable street food

    Where to visit in KwaZulu-Natal

    • The Drakensberg Mountains: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this mountain range offers hiking trails, stunning vistas, and opportunities for adventure sports. Explore the Royal Natal National Park, Giant’s Castle Game Reserve, and Cathedral Peak.
    • Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park: As one of the oldest game reserves in Africa, it’s renowned for its conservation efforts. Spot the ‘Big 5’ and many other species on a thrilling safari adventure.
    • iSimangaliso Wetland Park: A diverse ecosystem encompassing wetlands, estuaries, and coastal dunes. Witness a variety of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and an abundance of bird species.
    • Oribi Gorge: Known for its dramatic landscapes, this nature reserve offers hiking trails, birdwatching, and thrilling activities like ziplining.
    • Midlands Meander: A charming arts and crafts route where you can explore local artisans’ studios, enjoy gourmet dining, and take in the picturesque countryside.

    By starting in Durban, you get a taste of the coastal charm and multicultural influences. As you venture into the Drakensberg Mountains, you’ll encounter breathtaking landscapes and ample outdoor pursuits. KwaZulu-Natal’s private game reserves and parks, including Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, offer the chance to immerse yourself in South Africa’s rich biodiversity.

    Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or wildlife encounters, this diverse province promises an enriching travel experience from coast to mountains and savannas. The Freedom Africa team are able to advise and create bespoke holiday itineraries from Durban just for you.

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