If you’re in the lush province of KwaZulu Natal this festive season there are a multitude of ways to take advantage of the breathtaking nature for which this area is so well-known. Teeming with family friendly activities, and boasting some of the best weather in the country, we’ve highlighted the top four ways to spend your Christmas holiday in KZN.
1. Surfing in St Lucia
Where the wild vegetation of the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park meets the ocean, St Lucia is a true treasure on the east coast of South Africa. Characterised by miles and miles of white sand beaches, this bustling holiday destination hosts a range of watersports activities – one of which being exceptional surf. The exposed beaches and reef breaks means there’s something for all skill levels.
2. Bush Therapy in Hluhluwe
If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten track destination where you can put your feet up and indulge in the blissful silence of nature, Nibela Lake Lodge in Hluhluwe is for you. Wooden chalets nestled within the lush vegetation overlooking the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, the epic placement of this lodge makes you feel like you’re the only people on earth. Perfect for rejuvenating after a long year, Nibela Lake Lodge is the ultimate in bush relaxation.
3. Kayaking and Snorkelling in Kosi Bay
Situated on the border of Mozambique, Kosi Bay is a series of interlinked lakes and estuaries that form part of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. Known as “the aquarium” for the clarity of the water, the Kosi River Mouth is ideal place to see a vast number of fish species and voted one of the best snorkelling spots on the planet. Amangwane offers kayaking trips that take you through the crystal clear waterways, highlighting the abundance of bird and plant life, and into the waves of the Indian Ocean to experience the exhilarating surf.
4. Game Driving through Hluhluwe-Imfolozi
The oldest proclaimed reserve in South Africa, Hluhluwe Imfolozi offers some of the best game viewing and landscapes that South Africa has to offer. Boasting one of the highest concentrations of white rhino populations worldwide, this special corner of Africa is ideal for anyone looking for a true safari experience this festive season.
Looking for comfortable, affordable and family friendly accommodation on the doorstep of these epic activities? Nibela Lake Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this unique part of the world, or an ideal stop off on your way up the coast. Contact our friendly reservations team for more information.
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