It is the incredible diversity that KwaZulu Natal has to offer that keeps drawing people back. With Durban, surounding the busiest port in Africa it serves as the gateway to the wonder and natural beauty of KZN.
The province has three different geographic areas. The lowland region along the Indian Ocean coast is extremely narrow in the south, widening in the northern part of the province. The central region is the Natal Midlands and is an undulating hilly plateau rising towards the west. Two mountainous areas, the Drakensberg Mountains in the west and the Lebombo Mountains in the north. The Drakensberg is a solid wall of basalt rising over 3000m skyward near the Lesotho border, whilst the Lebombo Mountains are ancient granite mountains forming low parallel ranges running southward from Swaziland. The Tugela River flows west to east across the center of the province and is the region's largest river.
The coastal regions typically have subtropical thickets and deeper ravines and steep slopes hosts some true Afromontane Forest. The midlands have moist grasslands and isolated pockets of Afromontane Forest. The north has a primarily moist savanna habitat, whilst the Drakensberg region hosts mostly alpine grassland.
The former Eastern Cape enclave of the town of Umzimkulu and its hinterland have been incorporated into KwaZulu Natal following the 12th amendment of the Constitution of South Africa. The amendment also made other changes to the southern border of the province.
KwaZulu Natal borders the following areas of Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho:
Domestically KwaZulu Natal, borders the following provinces:
From the South Coast with it's splendid golf courses to the North Coast with it's sweet sugar-cane fields, the Kingdom of the Zulu is filled with game parks and nature reserves, ingulfed by the majestic Drakensberg mountains and the green roling hills of the Midlands...
Whichever direction you choose to drive in, indescribable beauty awaits you, with bird life galore. With the warm water of the Indian Ocean feeding the beaches, KZN offers fantasic warm weather all year making it the premier holiday destination in Southern Africa.
Although Pietermaritzburg is a thriving growing capital with a vast history, it still shares the feel of the country.
Established in 1838 Pietermaritzburg boasts with quality life as the center for commercial, industrial and education. Due to it's geographical location Pietermaritzburg offers a very pleasant climate, with very little extreme's. The average temperature all year is between 23°C and 31°C.
Property in Pietermaritzburg is a great investment and the beauty of the farms in the Pietermaritzburg region is unrivaled. Real Estate has a healthy history with the influx of industry and commerce that Pietermaritzburg is enjoying.
Durban, boasting with an abundance of long golden beaches and entertainment that never dies. Durban has an abundance of Hotels lining the beaches and has a great reputation as a popular holiday destination
Durban offers great investment oppertunities when it comes to real estate. Beach property in Durban is some of the finest coastal property in Kwazulu Natal and trully worth while.
The North coast includes towns like Umhlanga, Tongaat and Ballito. This part of the Kwazulu Natal is unspoiled. The impressive Tugela River Snaking thru the province has its mouth located between Stanger and Gingindlovu.