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5 things to do in KwaZulu-Natal over the Festive Season

5 fun and affordable activities to do in KwaZulu-Natal this Festive Season

There is so much so see and do when you explore the beauty of this province. It might be one of the smallest provinces in the country, but KZN is rich in culture and in diversity. You won’t be short of things to do and places to see, here are some of our top 5 spaces to visit.

Canopy Tours

Make a booking with Karkloof Canopy Tour for a thrilling ride from platform to platform as you learn about the trees and the ecological system and its importance, including spotting wildlife from above the ground. Keep an eye on their social media and their website for bookings and prices.

Browse Victoria Street Market

If you are like me, who prefer a market and not a shopping centre, then the Victoria Street Market will give you a proper introduction to the culture, food and music of Indian heritage with over 200 vendors. The market operates Mon- Friday, 8am to 5pm. Sat 8am to 4 pm and Sun its 9am – 3pm. Visit their website for details about free parking and a bus route from 5am to 10pm.

Visit Tugela Falls

The Tugela Falls is made up of numerous majestic waterfalls; it can be seen throughout the year. Those who had already visited will recommend that you do an overnight camp as the sunrise is spectacular from the camping site. A guided hike is highly recommended and not to endeavour a hike on your own.

African Raptor Centre

If you are a bird lover then the African Raptor Centre is for you, situated in close access of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, a visit to the centre will cost you R40 a child and the adult R70 per ticket. The centre opens at 8:30 – 4pm, weekends and public is feeding time at 12:30 and if you want to watch the flying show, it starts at 10:30am. If you want to know more on this amazing rescue centre then visit the website to speak to the veterinarians on shift.

Durban Botanic Gardens

Durban’s Botanic Gardens takes pride of place as the city’s largest public institution and lays claim to being the oldest botanical garden on the continent of Africa – it was established way back in 1849. Entry to the garden is free they do appreciate donations anyone can make which are used to maintain these historic treasures. The garden is open all year long, have a look at the website for the various operating hours. Weekends are a busy time as it is a popular spot for wedding photographers to snap happy couples on their special days.

We all want to make special memories this Festive Season but sometimes in all the holiday excitement we sometimes forget there some who do not celebrate the Festive Season because they are unable to. Try to be mindful of two things this December: firstly, share what you can with the less fortunate with an open heart and secondly, be aware and alert of your surroundings. Stay safe.

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