Top 5 KZN road trips

2012-11-08 16:05

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Kwazulu Natal is one of the most beautiful provinces in South Africa with rich history and beautiful weather. Taking a  summer road trip in KZN would be great. Here are some of the road trips you can take in this province.

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The Amble route goes through Bishopstowe, Crammond, Wartburg, Kranskop and Greytown areas of the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. The Amble is a 30minutes drive away from Pietermaritzburg and just an hour’s drive away from Durban. The heart of the route is overlooked by the iconic Ottos Bluff, while the armbit stretches to the historical Baynesfield House. Enjoy some mountain biking, play some golf at the St Cathryn Golf Estate, checkout craft shops, dine in fine restaurants and take the kids to the Nansidele socio-park.

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3. The Valley of Thousand Hills

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4. Southern Kwazulu-Natal Birding Route

The Southern KwaZulu-Natal Birding Route takes you from the golden beaches and lush forests of KwaZulu-Natal through the beautiful Lowveld and up to the spectacular heights of the Drakensberg Mountains. It is less than an hour’s drive away from Durban. See over 550 bird species including many rare and endemic birds such as Blue Swallow, Cape Parrot, and Drakensberg Rock-jumper.  This route would be an unforgettable journey for any birding enthusiast.

Website: www.birdingroutes.co.za 

The Freedom Route celebrates the freedom icons of this province such as Mahatma Gandhi, John Langalibalele Dube, Alan Paton, Albert Luthuli, Nelson Mandela and others.  Take an hour-long drive from Durban to this historical route. The Freedom Route let’s you journey into the history of our heroes that have helped shape South Africa into a Rainbow Nation. The route includes the KwaMuhle Museum, Cato Manor, the Inands Heritage Route and the Luthuli Museum in Groutville. In Pietermaritzburg, the route includes the Pietermaritzburg Train Station, The Old Prison, Edendala and Mbali route, the Gandhi Statue, the Alan Paton Centre, Sobantu Township, Manaye Hall and the Nelson Mandela Capture site near Howick.

Website: www.zulu.org.za


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