known as “The Garden Province”

01_Durban Bot Gard
Durban Botanical Garden – Source:

Welcome to South Africa’s Zulu Kingdom: KwaZulu-Natal also referred to as KZN or Natal

The province was created in 1994 when the Zulu Bantustan of KwaZulu (“Place of the Zulu” in Zulu) and Natal Province were merged.  It is located in the southeast of the country, enjoying a long shoreline beside the Indian Ocean and sharing borders with three other provinces and the countries of Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho. Its capital is Pietermaritzburg and its largest city is Durban.

KZN boasts having 2 World Heritage Sites under its belt: The coastal iSimangaliso (Greater St Lucia) Wetland Park along the North Coast and the mountainous ‘Barrier of Spears’ uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park in the Drakensberg region.


Issue-11_KZN-1   Issue-12_KZN-2
Introductory Magazines #11 & #12

The province is made up of the following 8 regions:

02_Battlefields_Majuba_Author _M. Pitman
Battlefields Majuba – Author: M. Pitman

Colenso • Danhauser • Dundee & Surrounds • Estcourt & Surrounds • Ladysmith & Surrounds • Newcastle • Utrecht • Weenen



03_Drakensberg _lower mushroom_Author_DJ
Drakensberg Rock Art at Lower Mushroom – Author: D. Johnson

Bergville & the Northern Drakensberg • East Griqualand • Himeville, Underberg & the Southern Drakensberg •   Umzimkhulu • Winterton & The Central Drakensberg



04_Durban_Durban's 2010 Stadium _Author_MWagener

Madiba Stadium – Author: M. Wagener.  Source:

Durban Central  • Durban North • Durban Outer West  •  Durban South (Amanzimtoti, Umkomaas) • Durban West • Umlhanga & Umdloti

05_Elephant coast

One of the many Elephants  of the Hluhluwe National Park that represents the  Elephant Coast – Author: D. Johnson

 Hluhluwe & Surrounds • Jozini & Surrounds •  Kosi Bay & Surrounds •  Mkuze & Surrounds


06_North Coast_Ballito Granny pool_Author_H.vanderBerg
Granny pool at Ballito Bay on the North Coast – Author: H.van der Berg

Ballito & Zimbali • Blythedale Beach • KwaDukuza–Stanger • Salt Rock  • Shaka’s Kraal •  Shaka’s  Rock •  Sheffield Beach •  Thukela Mouth •  Tinley Manor • Umhlali • Zinkwazi Beach



Howick Falls in the Pietermarizburg District – Author: F. Langen
Albert Falls &  Crammond • Boston, Bulwer & Surrounds • Dalton & New Hanover • Eston • Greytown • Howick & Surrounds • Ixopo & Surrounds • Kranskop & Hermmansberg • Mooi River & Surrounds • Mpophomeni • Nottingham Road & Surrounds • Pietermaritzburg & Surrounds • Richmond & Byrne • Wartburg



08_South Coast_Granny Goose petting farm_Hibiscus Coast_Author_Mvan Deventer
Granny Goose Petting Farm on the Hibiscus Coast;
South Coast – Author: M. van Deventer

Harding & Surrounds • Hibiscus Coast • Umdoni Coast & Country



Zululand_Shakaland_Author_JLecleireShakaland in Zululand – Author: J. Lecleire, France.

Babanango • Empangeni • Eshowe • Gingindlovu • Magudu • Melmoth • Mtunzini • Nongoma • Paulpietersburg • Pongola • Richards Bay • Ulundi • Vryheid


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