Durban is the largest city of the KwaZulu Natal province, known as the Garden Province, sitting alongside the Indian Ocean in the south-east of South Africa, with beautiful beaches, hilly plateaus and mountainous landscapes of the Lebombo and Drakensberg Mountains the ecosystems of KwaZulu are beautiful in their extremity.
The KwaZulu Region is rich in wildlife, the flora and fauna found here is highly varied, thanks in part to the two UNESCO World Heritage sites of iSimangaliso Wetland Park and uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park wetlands which play an important role in the migratory cycle of many birds and also land based animals. The rich biodiversity of the national parks is unusual, ranging from the Indian Ocean coral reefs and white-sand beaches to the savanna, hosting elephants, rhinos, whales, dolphins and leatherback turtles.
Durban is a modern city, the third most populous of South Africa it is a hive of activity set on the beautiful Indian Ocean, a rich cultural melting pot with a range of beliefs, traditions and cuisines that induces a heady enchanting mix. From Zulu to Afrikaners, Europeans to Indians this wonderful cosmopolitan city has plenty to entertain with sandy beaches, a range of architectural influences, the Natural Science Museum, shopping malls and theatres, this rapidly growing city is also the gateway to many of South Africa’s secrets.