7 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

7 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock KwaZulu-Natal tour planner

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Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Port Edward
Port Edward
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Port Shepstone
— 1 night
— 2 nights


Port Edward

— 2 nights
Port Edward is a small resort town situated on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, right on the Eastern Cape Province border.Port Edward is a tourist resort for seasonal visitors from more affluent regions of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Mangwanani Boutique Spa Wild Coast and then stroll through Mzamba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Beaver Creek Coffee Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Umtamvuna Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Edward road trip app.

Cape Town to Port Edward is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In November, daytime highs in Port Edward are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Southbroom.

Things to do in Port Edward

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Riverbend Crocodile Farm.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Southbroom online travel route planner.

Southbroom is just a short distance from Port Edward. November in Southbroom sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Port Shepstone.

Things to do in Southbroom

Parks · Wildlife
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Port Shepstone

— 1 night
Port Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Shepstone Beach and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Shepstone trip planner.

Port Shepstone is very close to Southbroom. In November, daytime highs in Port Shepstone are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Durban.

Things to do in Port Shepstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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— 2 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shark Diving and Golden Mile. Get some historical perspective at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple and St Luke's Anglican Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Durban: Tatham Art Gallery (in Pietermaritzburg) and Nelson Mandela Capture Site (in Howick). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Joe's Corner Shop.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Durban attractions planner.

Drive from Port Shepstone to Durban in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Shepstone in November: high temperatures in Durban hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

Nature & Parks · Aquariums · Beaches
In KwaZulu-Natal, opposites attract: modern malls and old bazaars, tribal settlements and shiny skyscrapers, and traditional customs and Western culture. Relax on some of the numerous tranquil beaches that dot the region's long coastline on the Indian Ocean. Climb the mountains, take a savannah safari, see Africa's Big Five game, then go partying after dark. Other highlights of a KwaZulu-Natal itinerary include the second-highest waterfall in the world, Zulu villages, and historic battlefields.

Margate travel guide

Shark Diving · Nature & Parks · Golf Courses
Margate is a seaside resort town on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, about 20 kilometres southwest of Port Shepstone. The river which flows into the sea at Margate is called "Nkhongweni" (place of entreaty) because the original inhabitants were reputed to be so mean that travellers had to beg for hospitality. In 1908, Henry Richardson, an English surveyor laid out the town and named it Margate after another seaside resort on the northern coast of the county of Kent, in the United Kingdom.It features Blue Flag Beaches for swimming, snorkelling, and surfing. Many apartment buildings offer accommodation for residents and visitors. It also contains a shopping street and many restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs, Margate is a spot where many South Africans and foreign visitors spend their vacation.Margate is busiest during school and public holidays when inland residents travel to the coast. Christmas and Easter are especially busy times, with Margate's main street often clogged with heavy traffic during these times.Margate hit the world headlines in 1922 (although this date is often disputed and stated as 1924) when an enormous, white, furry creature (dubbed "Trunko" due to it having an elephantine trunk) was washed up on the beach. Unfortunately the "Margate monster" was too decomposed to be identified accurately.