Safari & Beach in KwaZulu Natal

Kwazulu Natal is a great option alternative safari option and the region is one of the best-kept secrets in South Africa. Expect pristine Indian-ocean beaches, “big five” safari experiences, the beautiful Drakensberg Mountain range and trendy cities. You’ll start your trip with a safari, and finish relaxing on the beach and experiencing the region’s many distinct cultures.

Trip Highlights
Marine wildlife
Safari and beach holidays
Trendy Durban
When To Go
All Year
Ideal Length
1 week+, the most time efficient safari and beach combo we offer

All the things you’re dying to ask but haven’t

Kwazulu Natal is a diverse region, with towering mountain ranges, long stretches of beach, teeming marine life and rural Zulu villages in amongst tropical vegetation. You’ll explore some local Zulu culture, or try a typical spicy “Durban curry” after cycling through the city on one of our tours. The Safari Lodges may not have big-name appeal, but you’ll soon find out they offer a unique and rich game experience.

"This is a very different safari and beach trip. It offers really fantastic value, no internal flights, a chance to see the 'big 5' and some unique beach experiences. Time it right (May-Sep), and you will get the chance to witness an incredible whale migration."


Tom Harding, Nemo Co-Founder


Walking safaris are both spectacular and exhilarating
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Luxury lodges offer game drives to see the big cats
Phinda Game Reserve
Top tip: take three nights for your Kwazulu Natal safari to ensure you get to see more than just the ‘big five’.
Durban is not your run-of-the-mill city
Umhlanga Rocks
A dramatic coastline is yours to explore
Isimangaliso Wetlands Park
Weather watch: November-February can be very hot, humid and wet across the region.
A few more tips...


Kwazulu Natal Safari 

  • Pack some good binoculars - a safari must-have.
  • Ask your guide every question under the sun!
  • Pack light as the lodges have great laundry facilities. 

Durban and the coast

  • Take a city tour of Durban and learn about its fascinating history. 
  • Dive into the Indian Ocean with a snorkel, it’s teeming with wildlife. 
  • Enjoy the seafood and classic Durban curries.  
Ethical Travel


Nemo believes in setting the bar high with ethical travel and sustainable practices. This starts in our office in London with our paperless policy and commitment to send 1% of our profits to Hello World, our chosen charity. Our commitment to ethical travel filters down into our trips, too. We use local hotels and partners so that your travel supports local businesses. A huge part of our dream at Nemo is to help protect our planet and the communities within it. Every trip we deliver brings us closer to our goal - to make a difference. 

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We are a fully licensed tour operator (ATOL no.11603) and any payments you make are 100% financially protected. We’ve got you covered from the moment you book your trip to when you arrive home again. So, leave it to us! We’ll take responsibility for seamless logistics and are on hand in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong (see t & c’s). How about that for peace of mind!


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