Think surfing and sun-tanning, rolling countryside, magnificent mountains and ethnic diversity. Kwazulu Natal in the north-east of South Africa is also popular for its nature reserves and game parks, the Midlands, the Zulu and Indian cultures, its historic battlefields and its Colonial past. And central to KZN is the bustling port city of Durban, where some of the finest Kwazulu Natal accommodation for both holiday-makers and business travellers is to be found along the beachfront.
Along Durban's Golden Mile is the Southern Sun Elangeni, the largest residential conference hotel in the province with several highly rated restaurants serving a variety of cuisine. Other Kwazulu Natal accommodation in the area includes the SunCoast Hotel & Towers with its casino and entertainment complex, magnificent sundeck and Art Deco architecture. And then there's the Garden Court Marine Parade, one of the preferred hotels for family holidays and topped with a pool and deck on the 30th floor.
Just north of Durban is the glorious holiday destination of uMhlanga, where the Kwazulu Natal accommodation landmarks include the luxurious and romantic Beverley Hills, the Mediterranean village-like Cabana Beach Resort and the Garden Court uMhlanga, close to the beaches as well as the Gateway Shopping Centre.
Heading inland, the simplistic-yet-chic StayEasy Pietermaritzburg is ideal for travellers seeking affordable, informal Kwazulu Natal accommodation. And as you ascend into the mountains, the spectacular Drakensberg Sun Resort is the first choice of many wanting a good family vacation.