Historic Attractions in KwaZulu-Natal

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Blood River Heritage Site
One of the most famous battles in S.A. history - monument consisting of 64 replica Voortrekker wagons cast in bronze and situated just as they were on the day of the famous battle.

Cathedral Peak - Drakensberg
Cathedral Peak, like so much of the Drakensberg, is a haven for hikers, with a selection of trails winding through mountain scenery stands of indigenous trees, gurgling streams and trout pools.

Colenso Town
Colenso lies on the main Durban - Johannesburg railway line some 190 km north-west of Durban and played a historic role during the Anglo-Boer Wars. Part of the Battlefield Route.

Durban Museums and Monuments
Durban and KwaZulu Natal's rich history is documented in a number of fascinating museums in and around the city.

Empangeni Art and Cultural History Museum
The purpose of the museum (1.5 hours from Durban) is to study, preserve and collect objects of artistic, cultural and historic value in the Kwazulu/Natal region for the information and education of inhabitants and visitors.

Eshowe Town
Eshowe offers a unique window on history as the oldest town in Zululand, with various secret places to visit and enjoy. Part of the Battlefields route.

Ghandi Route
During the South African War the role of South African Indians was confined to stretcher bearing, a duty Ghandi himself undertook after the Battle of Spioenkop.

Nestling on the banks of the Umgeni River, in the heart of the Natal Midlands, Howick reflects a diverse character.

A bustling, cosmopolitan town, Newcastle forms an important part of the Battlefields Route and is a sister town to 25 other Newcastles around the globe.

Rorke's Drift
This Museum has attracted worldwide attention for its outstanding displays of the Anglo-Zulu War.

The site of one of the most fearsome events of the Anglo-Boer War.

The Battlefields Route (KZN)
The Battlefields Route takes you to some of the most significant battles fought on South African soil between Voortrekker and Zulu, Zulu and the British and the Anglo-Boer War.

The town of Ulundi
Valley of the Kings - a historical treasure - heritage of mystical heritage - birthplace of the amaZulu and capital of the kingdom, with magnificent scenery and mountains

Also called Dingane's Kraal, after wiping out Piet Retief and his men while visiting Dingane.

Voortrekker Footsteps
Start your tour in Estcourt and end it at Piet Retief's grave on the Dingaanstat site.

Accommodation with Historic Attractions in the area

201 Oyster Quays

201 Oyster Quays is situated on the second floor of this prestigious development, overlooking the Indian Ocean and the beautiful landscaped gardens.

307 Bermudas

Spoil yourself and your loved ones with a stay in this fully air-conditioned luxury apartment. 307 The Bermudas is on the third floor and 130 square metres in extent which is much larger than most vacation rental units in Umhlanga.

601@2SIX2 Florida Road

This luxury one-bedroom 44sqm apartment offers modern comfort in the heart of Durban’s trendy Florida Road Precinct. The air-conditioned 4-sleeper unit comprises a separate bedroom, a living room, a fully appointed kitchenette, and bathroom with a queen-sized bed and pull-out couch. A flat-screened Smart TV is featured together with free WIFI.

66 On Monzali

66 On Monzali is perfectly situated, just off the N3, 1.2km from the Hilton Life Hospital, 5 minutes from Hilton College and St Anne’s, and 30 minute drive from Michael House, well positioned for families, business men hospital visitors and retreats. Simply the best B&B in Hilton!

707@2SIX2 Florida

This luxury one-bedroom 44sqm apartment offers modern comfort in the heart of Durban’s trendy Florida Road Precinct. The air-conditioned 4-sleeper unit comprises a separate bedroom, a living room, a fully appointed kitchenette, and bathroom with a queen-sized bed and pull-out couch. A flat-screened Smart TV is featured together with free WIFI.

74 Hornbill Street

74 Hornbill Street is situated in the vibrant village of St Lucia and surrounded by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, a haven for nature lovers. Set back in the quieter part of the town, with the sound of the ocean in the background lull and bird song above you.

@ 21 Guest House

@ 21 Guest House offers guests lovely rooms in Pietermaritzburg just 5 minutes away from the centre of town, making it ideal for holidaymakers or business travellers.

Aaron’s Nest Bed and Breakfast
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We offer a great night's rest and a top-class breakfast. Our place is peaceful and has a homey and safe environment. Your host will provide you with the hospitality to make your stay in our establishment enjoyable and comfortable.

All Saints On Roberts

This up-market 2-bedroom apartment is situated in the leafy suburb of Clarendon, less than 2 km from the centre of Pietermaritzburg, with easy access to the highway & Airport.

All Seasons B & B
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We provide luxury accommodation which may including breakfast except for self catering suite. All Suites situated in the main house have 180-degree sea views. Access to the beach from the house. Centrally situated just off Marine Drive, the Bluff.

Anchors Rest

Anchors Rest accommodates 10 people in 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and the third bedroom has two adult size bunk beds. The fourth bedroom has 2 single beds. All 4 bedrooms have an en-suite, shower and toilet. The main bathroom has a shower and a bath tub. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and wardrobes.

ANEW Hotel Hilton

A Hidden Gem in the Midlands Meander - Situated right on the doorstep of the Midlands Meander just outside of Pietermaritzburg, this hotel combines old-world charm with highly rated friendly and efficient service.

ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe

Set on the magnificent Elephant Coast, you’ll get to experience spectacular accommodation near South Africa’s oldest Game Reserve, the 3-star ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe – the ultimate South African holiday destination.

ANEW Lodge Hluhluwe

Located 16km outside Hluhluwe-imfolozi park, the luxurious five-star self-catering lodge is separate from the ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe building and consists of five separate air-conditioned bedrooms all with their own en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for executive retreats or family gatherings, ANEW Lodge Hluhluwe offers a bush experience like no other.

Babananago Game Reserve - Babanango Valley Lodge

Set deep in the heart of the Babanango Valley, Valley Lodge offers a “home away from home” experience in a farm-styled environment. It is the perfect getaway for group bookings, multi-gen family celebrations or just for a group of friends that want to spend quality time together.

Babanango Game Reserve - Zulu Rock Lodge

With one of the most breathtaking views in all of South Africa, Zulu Rock Lodge is set high above the mountains and is the perfect getaway for couples looking for an intimate Safari experience.

Bella's Rest Guesthouse

Bella’s Rest offers guest accommodation and is located in the heart of Dundee, KZN. The guest house is the ideal base from which to visit all the historic attractions the area offers with easy access to the main road.

Blue Sands Guest House

The Blue Sands Guest House offers comfortable accommodation in the neat residential Scottsville suburb of Pietermaritzburg, close to the Pietermaritzburg city centre.

Centre Court B&B

Our Bed and Breakfast accommodation was selected semi finalist in the category Bed and Breakfast guest house style (large) for offering accommodation, facilities and service of the highest standard in South Africa.

Champagne Sports Resort
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Water colour sunrises and fiery mountain sunsets. Champagne Sports Resort is an award winning conference and golf resort that offers the ultimate.

Chez Paddy

Just 15 minutes north of the city of Durban, on the northern side of the Umgeni River Mouth, is the upmarket area of Durban North and Umhlanga. Most of this beautiful part of the world was once a coastal dune forest system and there are still parts of it preserved in the Mangrove Swamps, and the Umgeni Bird Park bears testimony to the number of birds attracted to the area.

Coral Point Apartment E110

Located in Umhlanga, a 9-minute walk from Umdloti South Beach, Coral Point has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. This self-catered apartment has a private pool, a garden and free private parking.

Desiderata Chalet

Desiderata Chalets offers self-catering accommodation and is located in the charming Hilton village.

Dragonview Lodge

Experience authentic off-the-grid luxury at Dragonview Lodge, the Drakensberg’s only four-star environmentally sustainable boutique hotel. With only eight suites, Dragonview Lodge provides intimate and exclusive Drakensberg accommodation offering personalised services.

Farm Stay Accommodation

Farm Stay Accommodation has 3 lovely self-catering cottages beautifully located with the Umzimkhulu River a mere 200 m from the doorstep. A stunning holiday destination situated in the picturesque Bamboo mountain valley on a working beef and horse stud farm.

Fern Hill Hotel
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Fern Hill Hotel is one of the finest hotels in the KZN Midlands. Minutes away from some of the routes biggest attractions (including the new Mandela Monument and Midmar Dam) Fern Hill is an ideal accommodation choice for anyone visiting the Midlands!

Gemmell Place

This exquisite double-story house, located in the warm city of Durban has all your holiday needs in one place. With its close proximity to shops, restaurants, parks, a nature reserve, and beautiful beaches you will have everything at your fingertips.

Green Lantern Inn

Located in the quaint Van Reenen village a km off the N3 highway at the top of Van Reenen pass. Historical halfway stop between Johannesburg and Durban and 380 km from Bloemfontein, famous among travelers since 1892. Old-school hospitality in a unique historic homely environment.

Grey Goose Game Lodge
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Situated at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains on a beautiful 1000 acre game farm, the Grey Goose Game Lodge is an oasis from the day to day run around. The farm boasts over 900 head of game. Our 29 rooms are tastefully furnished and we have 8 magnificent, modern venues which are overseen by our dedicated, committed and experienced events manager.

Herbertdale Guesthouse

At Herbertdale Guesthouse, we strive to live up to our motto and make our guests feel welcome. Every guest that enters through our gate is welcomed by our incredible staff and by the the time they leave they have become family! Hosting guests is a passion of ours and we strive to make your stay a memorable one! After a long day of work or travel our guests can sit back and enjoy their stay, knowing that everything has been taken care of!

Ihawu Guest House

Ideally situated in Westville, Ihawu Guest House is in close proximity to a number of local attractions and entertainment facilities.

Impecto Guest House

Located in Jozini, in the KwaZulu-Natal region, Impecto Guest House features guest rooms and is situated less than 1 km from Jozini Dam Wall. The guest house boasts air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi access, a garden area, and secure parking.

Isandlwana Lodge
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Isandlwana Lodge offers those seeking an independent African vacation twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles.

King's Hill B & B

Whether you are a business executive, an active sports person, are attending a wedding or function, visiting children staying at a private boarding school, King's Hill Bed and Breakfast you will find a comfortable place to relax, rest and unwind.

Klein Paradys

Located in the heart of Anerley, Port Shepstone, Klein Paradys is an ideal getaway for families and friends, offering comfortable sought-after chalets for self-catering and campsites with private ablutions.

LookOut Ramsgate

LookOut Ramsgate is situated on the South Coast outside Margate on the way to the Wild Coast, overlooks South Broom Beach on the South Coast and offers 2 apartments that can be booked separately or together for a family or group.

Mackaya Bella Country Lodge

Mackaya Bella Country Lodge is situated within the Ukhahlamba Mpintain Range, the highest range in South Africa. the area has been declared a World Hertiage Site.

Madwaleni River Lodge

Madwaleni River Lodge is Babanango Game Reserve’s new ultra-luxury lodge situated in the heart of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The lodge is nestled into the banks of the iconic White Umfolozi River offering guests spectacular views of the rolling valleys and wilderness area. The lodge offers guests a choice of 12 luxury tented suites that accommodate 2 people each.

Malachite Manor

Malachite Manor is a 'one of a kind' 4 star, AA Superior rated luxury boutique Guest Lodge. Providing a tranquil break away for the discerning traveler.

Matatane Wilderness Camp

If you’re after an outdoor adventure, Matatane is the place to be with its hiking, game viewing, mountain biking, birding and soon to be completed Activity Centre with adventure activities such as abseiling and zip-lining.


It is here that you walk in the footsteps of giants such as Shaka Zulu and Dr Ian Player. Beautiful Lodges that overlook the mighty White Imfolozi River. Tastefully decorated with our African heritage shining through. Come and experience the African Wilderness at it's best.

mFulaWozi Wilderness Biyela Lodge

It is here that you walk in the footsteps of giants such as Shaka Zulu and Dr Ian Player. Beautiful Lodges that overlook the mighty White iMfolozi River. Tastefully decorated with our African heritage shining through. Come and experience the African Wilderness at it's best.

Midlands Forest Lodge
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Midlands Forest Lodge offers 3 different styles of accommodation and is situated in the KZN Midlands. The lodge is ideal for guests looking for a comfortable stopover to rest away from busy city life, or a base from which to explore the surrounding attractions in the Natal Midlands.

Midlands Inverness Cottages

Our beautiful working farm is set in the Caversham Valley which is centrally situated within the Midlands Meander. Beautiful mountain and valley views from every corner of our farm.

Mino Guest House

Mino Guest House offers bed and breakfast and room-only accommodation and is located in Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg. The guest house is the ideal base from which to explore the town's surrounding attractions and facilities.

Nauticus 2

Nauticus 2 in Musgrave, KwaZulu Natal offers a comfortable and modern self-catering apartment space that is perfect for up to 4 people looking to stay in this popular suburb.

Newcastle Inn

The Kingdom of the Zulu looks forward to inviting you to share in our warm hospitality at Newcastle Inn. This Northern KwaZulu-Natal Hotel has 165 superbly appointed hotel rooms.

Nyathi Lodge

Nyathi Lodge offers overnight accommodation in Richards Bay, a coastal town situated on a 30km; lagoon of the Mhlatuze River in KwaZulu-Natal. Richards Bay boasts a favourable climate all year round, making it an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts.


Piptide offers guests cosy self-catering accommodation in Bluff, Durban, within a 1 km walk of Brighton Beach and the tidal pool.

Riverside Hotel
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Riverside Hotel offers luxury accommodation in Durban North with unparalleled views across a magnificent green belt.