One of South Africa’s most popular domestic tourism destinations

Located on the Southeast coast of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal is renowned for its long, wild and beautiful shoreline on the Indian Ocean. Home to the Zulu Nation, KwaZulu Natal is a melting pot of the cultures and subcultures of South Africa and boasts incredible natural beauty, a warm, year-round climate and a wide variety of cultural and historical attractions.

From the rural to the urban, the sophisticated to the wild, KwaZulu Natal encompasses all the elements that make South African vacations so unique. The metropolitan heart is located in the thriving port of Durban. Filled with a vibrant mix of cultures, this inviting city and its golden, palm-lined beaches, is one of South Africa’s most popular domestic tourism destinations. The nearby historic capital of Pietermaritzburg unlocks the gateway to the tranquil Natal Midlands region and the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. All along the South Coast you’ll find seasonal vacation resorts where visitors are able to explore a wide variety of leisure activities. To the north of the province, lies the Elephant Coast, home to the region’s largest indigenous herd of African elephants, a spectacular African safari experience.

KwaZulu-Natal has a lot to offer, including many tours and trips to spectacular sites where significant colonial battles were fought, amazing beaches, spectacular scenery and some of the warmest and most inviting people you’re likely to meet.

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Hartford House

At the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, amid the sun-soaked valleys of Giant’s Castle.

Raddison Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga

Located in Umhlanga, Durban, Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga sits on the eastern coast of South Africa in the vibrant city of Durban.

The Capital Zimbali Resort Ballito

The Capital Zimbali is located along the Dolphin Coast in South Africa and is a few kilometres from Westbrook Beach.

The Oyster Box

Directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels.

Hartford House

At the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, amid the sun-soaked valleys of Giant’s Castle.

Raddison Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga

Located in Umhlanga, Durban, Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga sits on the eastern coast of South Africa in the vibrant city of Durban.

The Capital Zimbali Resort Ballito

The Capital Zimbali is located along the Dolphin Coast in South Africa and is a few kilometres from Westbrook Beach.

The Oyster Box

Directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels.

Hartford House

At the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, amid the sun-soaked valleys of Giant’s Castle.

Raddison Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga

Located in Umhlanga, Durban, Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga sits on the eastern coast of South Africa in the vibrant city of Durban.

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"We’ve told all our friends that you have to use TAS when you go to Africa because they are organized, great communicators & have the best places to stay and best guides. We have told everyone that visiting South Africa should definitely be on their bucket list!"

Rupe Family, USA | Southern Africa Trip

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"We spent 10-nights in South Africa and would have loved to extend the trip and continue exploring. Our two most favorite parts of the trip were hiking Table Top Mountain with our fabulous, very knowledgeable and polite guide Nick one early morning (5am pick up!) and our time on Safari. Seeing all of the animals in their habitat and being a part of their world was a memory we will never forget."

Paige & Matt, USA | Honeymoon in South Africa Trip

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"We visited South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. The accommodations were next level. There are no adequate words to describe the experience in the bush with the Big 5 and beyond. The people are the most gracious, appreciative, and kind I’ve ever encountered. If you want a worry free, experience of a lifetime you must use Timelines Africa. I can’t wait to go back!!"

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"We’ve told all our friends that you have to use TAS when you go to Africa because they are organized, great communicators & have the best places to stay and best guides. We have told everyone that visiting South Africa should definitely be on their bucket list!"

Rupe Family, USA | Southern Africa Trip

Guest Feedback
"We spent 10-nights in South Africa and would have loved to extend the trip and continue exploring. Our two most favorite parts of the trip were hiking Table Top Mountain with our fabulous, very knowledgeable and polite guide Nick one early morning (5am pick up!) and our time on Safari. Seeing all of the animals in their habitat and being a part of their world was a memory we will never forget."

Paige & Matt, USA | Honeymoon in South Africa Trip

Guest Feedback
"We visited South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. The accommodations were next level. There are no adequate words to describe the experience in the bush with the Big 5 and beyond. The people are the most gracious, appreciative, and kind I’ve ever encountered. If you want a worry free, experience of a lifetime you must use Timelines Africa. I can’t wait to go back!!"

Chari-Beth, USA | TAS Adventure

Guest Feedback
"We’ve told all our friends that you have to use TAS when you go to Africa because they are organized, great communicators & have the best places to stay and best guides. We have told everyone that visiting South Africa should definitely be on their bucket list!"

Rupe Family, USA | Southern Africa Trip