Green Mango, Durban

The food at Durban's Green Mango restaurant is fresh and healthy, and the extensive menu embraces the local flavours of fruits and veggies in season. The atmosphere is laid-back, so enjoying a languid meal in this pulsating urban scenario is something of a balm for the soul. more

City Oval, Pietermaritzburg

The City Oval in Pietermaritzburg is one of only two first-class cricket grounds in the world that have a tree inside the boundary. Situated in a leafy area, there are also plenty of other trees off the field, creating a relaxing environment for spectators to enjoy a game of cricket. more

Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant

Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant is a key attraction at the Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding in Durban. The restaurant specialises in vegetarian Indian cuisine, which ranges from complete dishes like curries and biryanis to tasty Indian snacks such as rotis and samoosas. All meals can be enjoyed as sit-down or takeaway. more

Gay Durban

Whether you're taking advantage of an extended happy hour at The Lounge or tucking into a magical Italian pasta at Spiga D'Oro in Morningside, you're guaranteed a warm welcome when you visit any of Durban's gay-friendly establishments. more

The Old Prison, Pietermaritzburg

Where hardened prisoners used to sit and make shoes, there is now a fashion school. Where once convicts had to take their meals in a courtyard, there is now a good restaurant. Project Gateway of Pietermaritzburg has turned city’s Old Prison into a cutting-edge venue for community benefit. more

9th Avenue Bistro, Durban

9th Avenue Bistro, which opened in 2001, has an excellent reputation for delicious light meals that are inventive yet honour classical cooking traditions. Menus are reinvented to match the season in an atmosphere that is sophisticated yet laid-back, in true Durban style. more

KwaZulu-Natal highlights

KwaZulu Natal is an adventure paradise. Its scenic beauty and natural attractions lend themselves to many wonderful outdoor activities. It is home to popular beaches, and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park and iSimangaliso Wetland Park - both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. more

KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal offers a heady mix of cultural, historical and natural attractions with majestic mountain ranges and World Heritage Sites. Durban is a seaside city with Blue Flag beaches and entertainment and activities of all varieties. You can also explore the facinating traditional culture at a Zulu cultural village. more

Impilo Beauty Spa

The Impilo Beauty Spa is part of the Hotel Izulu in Ballito, along KwaZulu-Natal’s exquisite Dolphin Coast. This elegant spa boasts a number of rejuvenating treatments and therapies designed around providing the ultimate urban-inspired pamper session. more

Mangwanani Sibaya

Mangwanani Sibaya is home to an inspired African retreat that forms part of the Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom. Why not drop Dad off to tussle with Lady Luck and book yourself on a half-day or full-day treatment package? more

KwaZulu-Natal incentives

KwaZulu-Natal offers a heady mix of cultural, historical and natural attractions with majestic mountain ranges and World Heritage Sites. Durban is a seaside city with Blue Flag beaches and entertainment and activities of all varieties. You can also explore the facinating traditional culture at a Zulu cultural village. more

DumaZulu Cultural Village

At DumaZulu Cultural Village, visitors are invited to experience authentic hospitality and learn about traditional arts, crafts and ways of life of the Zulu Kingdom. Experience the beat of the Zulu drums, taste the locally brewed beer and discover the rich cultural significance of Zululand’s famous beadwork, basketry, pottery and weaving. more

KwaZulu-Natal food terroir

KwaZulu-Natal’s food terroir encompasses sugar cane fields, banana and pineapple plantations and sardine runs. A fusion of fertile soils and cultural diversity are the order of the day in a province where the best of Zulu, Indian, and European food genres combine to provide opportunities for delicious dining. more

Jameson Park, Morningside, Durban

Jameson Park is famous for its magnificent rose gardens which flourish despite Durban's hot and humid climate. The park is perfect for picnics and photos, especially in spring when the roses are at their blooming best. There are some 600 rose bushes, accounting for around 200 species. more

St Lucia Arts & Crafts

The difference a craft project has made in people's lives in northern Kwazulu-Natal is nothing short of spectacular. The crafters now have access to goods like solar panels, cellphones and school uniforms for their children. Their incomes have increased tenfold  –  as has their families' quality of life. more