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Welcome to the Zulu Kingdom - Spectacular and fascinating - wave riding, hang-gliding, golfing and mountain biking, lazing in the sun on the beautiful beaches :  dolphins and whales, nature reserves, game viewing.


This city is found on the east coast of South Africa.  It has the busiest port and is the third largest city.  The beaches are sunny and warm.


Things to see in Durban :

Durban Botanical Gardens, The Golden Mile which is a stretch of beach known for is excellent surfing, Crocodile Creek which is in the town of Tongaat home to over 7000 nile crocodiles, Alligators and snakes, Mahatma Gandhi Settlement, Durban North Japanese Gardens.

Things to do in Durban :

Visit the Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddist Centre to meditate and relax, enjoy watersports such as swimming, surfing, canoeing, snorkeling and diving, scuba dive at uShaka Marine World where you can dive to see wrecks, cave and reefs, Skydive, Gamble at the Suncoast Casino, visit the uShaka Marine World aquarium, play golf at the Zimbali Goft Estate (18 holes), take a boat out to see the shark nets along the coast.

Natural attractions to visit :

Dlinza Forest - 250 ha of forest situated in southern Zululand and visited by bird watchers from all over the world - Spotted Thrush and Delegorgues Pigeon, are sought after by birdwatchers in the forest - other species that can be seen here :  Green Coucal, Grey Cuckoo Shrike, Narina Trogon, Trumpeter Hornbill, Redbacked Mannikin and Green Twinspot.

Entumeni Forest - a steep terrain 750 ha reserve which consists largely of a gorge covered by forest where undergrowth is dense in parts with many ground orchids and many fern and shrubs species.  Advised only for the fit !

Ingeli Forest - 1684 ha of hardwood trees such as yellowwods, stinkwood, lemonwood and knobwood grow in this forest.

Mapelane Forest - 900 ha forest consisting of thick buckweed isoglossa woodii, dense papyrus, the common reed and buffalo grass; and swamp forest with swamp figs, broom cluster figs, wild rubber figs, sycamore fig, blue sweetbury, mitzeeri, wild poplars, lagoon hibiscus, quinine trees and the powder puff tree.

Ngoye Forest - 3904 ha of reserve where one of the rarest plants the encephalartos woodii which is a cycad can be found. 

Pongola Fig Forest - Found in the Ndumu Game Reserve (situated in northeastern Zululand, on the Mozambique border)

Umlalazi Mangroves.




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Malaria is endemic in the far northern coastal areas of Zululand and Maputuland, especially close to the Mozambique and Swaziland borders. It is advisable to take precautions when visiting these areas, especially in the hot summer months. Consult a doctor or pharmacist.