"A Gem of South Africa" Top 5 Page for this destination Province of KwaZulu-Natal by Bwana_Brown

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Part 3 of our road trip through South Africa was another very enjoyable chapter in this trip of a lifetime! We had started out in the Pretoria area on business before beginning our vacation in the northern Drakensberg mountains (Sabie page - Part 1), followed by big game viewing in Kruger (Kruger National Park page - Part 2). From there it was on to Swaziland before we re-entered South Africa via Mkuze in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. This is an area of South Africa that has an amazing variety of things to offer you. After our Kruger excursion, we did not even bother with the many great game parks in this part of the country (due to time constraints), but instead enjoyed relaxing by the Indian Ocean, enjoying the Durban city area and finally hiking and birdwatching in the peaks of the southern Drakensbergs at Royal Natal Park! Throw in some visits with old African comrades from over 20 years ago, this was a fantastic way to finish off our trip! This photo shows me resting on one of our hikes in Royal Natal with a rock formation known as 'The Policeman's Helmet' on the skyline.

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  • Pros:Mountains, game parks, Indian Ocean, etc...
  • In a nutshell:Lots of interesting things to see and do!
  • Last visit to Province of KwaZulu-Natal: Oct 1995
  • Intro Updated May 1, 2007
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Glenn, interesting little page about your adventures in South Africa. I see that the birds are indeed well worth a warning. *winkygrin*

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    Glenn- thanks for the wonderful page on this most beautiful part of SA. We took our children there when they were small. It brought back fond memories.Robert sounds like a gem!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2007 at 1:23 PM

    Looks like a gorgeous part of South Africa. I was particularly interested in reading about all the great birds you saw.

  • Bunsch's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2007 at 3:19 PM

    What a delight to revisit KwaZulu-Natal through your descriptions and photos! Thank you.

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2006 at 12:18 PM

    Thanks for such an amusing read as usual. I thoroughly enjoy your narrative. When did your wife work/study at Addington? My hubby was born there in July 1971 :)

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2006 at 2:52 PM

    Wonderful places, so close to the ocean and still mountainous. No wonder you enjoyed your journey. Your narrative makes a most interesting reading, with adventures like the attack of the birds. Thanks for the great virtual tour.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2006 at 3:28 PM

    What an interesting trip full of past memories, beautiful scenery and birds.

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2006 at 5:54 PM

    Your Africa pages are fascinating! Sounds like the adventure of a lifetime. I can relate to seeing mountains shrouded in mist. :)

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2006 at 2:09 AM

    Wonderful page here, too. And thanks btw for the correct spelling of the Ndebele :-)

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2005 at 4:56 AM

    Okay, I have a new nickname for you . . "BBB . . . Bwana Birdfeeder Brown" . . . Great personal recollections. Cathedral Peak and strolls on the beach- sounds perfect!

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