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Top Choice Park in The Elephant Coast

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is one of South Africa’s best-known, most evocative parks. Covering 960 sq km, it is best visited in the dry winter months (May to September) as the animals congregate at water sources (the White i…
Top Choice Park in The Elephant Coast

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a sprawling, diverse ecosystem comprised of hundreds of kilometres of beaches, lakes, wetlands and forests to explore. The size of the park can be intimidating, but it is well worth taki…
Top Choice Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Kosi Bay

Just south of the border of Mozambique is Kosi Bay, located within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The coastal lakes and estuary that make up the area are far enough away from the busy shores further south that it re…
Top Choice Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Sodwana Bay

Caught between dense forest and pristine sands you'll find Sodwana Bay, a well-loved vacation destination for locals and tourists alike. Popular activities include guided walking and birding trails, especially along…
Top Choice Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

uMkhuze Game Reserve

It doesn't have the flashy name recognition of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi or Tembe, but uMkhuze is a hidden gem of a reserve. Lions were introduced in 2014, but even before that visitors came for terrific hyena, rhino and el…
Top Choice Museum in Pietermaritzburg

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

This impressive museum has a range of well-curated displays reflecting a diversity of cultures, including settler history, war records, stuffed birds and marine life. The hall of African mammals is particularly stun…
Top Choice International in Umhlanga Rocks & uMdloti Beach

Mundo Vida

Enjoy seafood and bistro fare in unpretentious surroundings at this excellent coastal restaurant, where traditional recipes have a modern twist. For a taste of everything fishy try the seafood medley or, if your poc…
Top Choice Gallery in Durban

Campbell Collections

These collections are well worth seeing. Muckleneuk, a superb house designed by Sir Herbert Baker, holds the documents and artefacts collected by Dr Killie Campbell and her father Sir Marshall Campbell (KwaMashu tow…
Top Choice Gallery in Pietermaritzburg

Tatham Art Gallery

In keeping with Pietermaritzburg’s self-styled role as a heritage city, one of its finest sights, the art gallery, was started in 1903 by Mrs Ada Tatham. Housed in the beautiful Old Supreme Court, it contains a fine…
Top Choice Stadium in Durban

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Durbanites are proud of their state-of-the-art stadium, constructed for the 2010 World Cup. Resembling a giant basket, it seats 56,000 people, and its arch was inspired by the ‘Y’ in the country’s flag. Visitors can…