Culture? Check. History? Check. National parks, traditional settlements and resort-worthy beaches? Got it. KwaZulu-Natal is one of South Africa’s most dynamic and eclectic destinations, luring outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers and lovers of sun and sand. Holidaymakers head straight to port town and thriving metropolis Durban, where you can let a comfy package take care of all the details of your vacation. The more intrepid head hike the tabletop peaks of The Drakensberg, while those truly craving an authentic cultural experience venture out to the traditional Zulu settlements on the North Coast. Visit the historic battlefields tucked into the valleys and hills of Zululand, then get active—hiking, mountain climbing, surfing and fishing can all be enjoyed. Grasslands and sub-tropical forests, nature reserves and oh-so glorious beaches, even the world’s second tallest waterfall—KwaZulu-Natal’s got all the makings of a picture-perfect South African adventure.