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KwaZulu-Natal & eSwatini

KwaZulu-Natal & eSwatini Holidays

eSwatini and KwaZulu-Natal boast the very best of Southern Africa in one, dynamic region.

With royal traditions and a rich culture, peaceful eSwatini offers guests rugged scenery and plentiful bird and wildlife away from the crowds.

In KwaZulu-Natal, explore historic battlefields, Zulu heritage, sandy beaches and the Big 5 amid sweeping savannah scenery and a year-round tropical climate.

With the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains to the west and the azure Indian Ocean to the east, this region is one of Africa’s most varied holiday destinations.

Trailfinders is the UK and Ireland's No.1 to South Africa. Almost all of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here, often returning time and time again.


Best of KwaZulu-Natal
15 days / 14 nights
from £2,119
  • iSimangaliso Wetland park
  • Thanda Private Game Reserve
  • Battlefields
  • Drakensberg Mountains

  • Battlefields in Depth
    9 days / 8 nights
    from £1,659
  • Fugitives Drift Guest House
  • Three Tree Hill Lodge

  • Discover The Drakensberg
    10 days / 9 nights
    from £1,405
  • Midlands Meander
  • Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park
  • Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge

  • eSwatini's Nature Trails
    13 days / 12 nights
    from £1,619
  • Ezulwini Valley
  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park
  • Isimangaliso Wetland Park

  • Wildlife & Warriors
    8 days / 7 nights
    from £1,253
  • Game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Drive the scenic Panorama Route to Blyde River Canyon
  • Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park game drive
  • Learn of the Swazi culture at the Matsamo Cultural Village
  • Cruise the iSimangaliso Wetlands

  • KwaZulu-Natal Highlights
    9 days / 8 nights
    from £1,821
  • Visit Isandlwana, site of the famous Zulu battle
  • Listen to the gripping story of the battle at Rorke’s Drift
  • Stand atop of Spionkop Mountain and hear a retelling of the infamous Anglo-Boer battle
  • Spot incredible wildlife on a Big 5 safari
  • St Lucia Wetlands cruise


    KwaZulu-Natal & eSwatini map
    eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
    eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
    The royal Kingdom of eSwatini boasts wonderful rugged landscapes and a rich culture. A visit to this relatively untouched country offers a unique glimpse into life under an absolute monarchy where traditional rural practices, music and dance are passionately upheld. Savour the mountain scenery and celebrate the diverse range of birdlife and fauna which include rhino, buffalo, giraffes, herds of elephants and much more.
    iSimangaliso Wetland Park
    iSimangaliso Wetland Park
    Designated South Africa’s first World Heritage Site in recognition of its natural beauty and unique ecology, iSimangaliso stretches for over 700,000 acres and contains huge lake systems, mangrove forests, coastal dunes and over 130 miles of beaches. Visitors flock to this region to marvel at the 500 recorded bird species, seasonal turtles, whales, hippos and crocodiles which can be spotted on locally booked organised tours.
    KwaZulu-Natal Safaris
    KwaZulu-Natal Safaris
    With rolling hills, lush savannah grasslands and rugged mountain backdrops, a safari in 'KZN' will deliver spectacular scenery as well as potential close ups with the Big 5, cheetah and hundreds of colourful endemic birds. Stay in luxury at one of the beautiful camps within Nambiti Hills or Thanda Private Game Reserves, or in the highly regarded Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Africa’s oldest state-run reserve.
    Midlands Meander
    Midlands Meander
    At the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains lies the picturesque Midlands, where waterfalls, lakes and hiking trails abound. The famous ‘Midlands Meander’ is a network of five short driving routes which connect the region’s quaint towns, showcasing over 150 suggested stops at local art studios, craft shops, cafés and breweries. Pick up a ‘meander map‘ at your hotel and start your adventure!
    The Drakensberg
    The Drakensberg
    Forming a natural partition between the deep valleys of KwaZulu-Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho, the majestic Drakensberg Mountains stretch for over 600 miles and form the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site which spans nearly 600,000 acres. Perfect for lovers of the outdoors, popular activities include scenic nature walks, mountain biking, horseriding and fishing.
    The tranquil hills and grasslands at the heart of the Zulu Kingdom bely the violent conflicts that took place here during the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo- Boer wars. With over 60 battle sites, museums, forts and places of remembrance to explore, there is a huge amount to see, but don’t miss the poignant tours to Spioenkop, Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift to hear of the dramatic events that shaped South Africa’s beginnings as a nation.


    Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
    KwaZulu Natal & eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
    from £134
  • Outstanding gourmet cuisine served in the restaurant
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Scenic lake setting
  • Walking trails
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • The Oyster Box Hotel
    KwaZulu Natal & eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
    from £152
  • 2 restaurants & 3 bars
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Granny Mouse Country House & Spa
    KwaZulu Natal & eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
    from £43
  • 2 restaurants & 2 bars
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Fugitives' Drift Lodge
    KwaZulu Natal & eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
    from £177
  • Dining room
  • Pool
  • Battlefields tours
  • Library
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Three Tree Hill Lodge
    KwaZulu Natal & eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
    from £147
  • Dining room
  • Pool
  • Large veranda overlooking the stunning reserve
  • Library
  • Battlefields tours
  • Horseriding
  • Free parking

  • Fordoun Spa Hotel
    KwaZulu Natal & eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
    from £55
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

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