Affectionately called KZN by the locals, the KwaZulu-Natal Province is a popular tourist hotspot for many reasons. One of the most significant of these, though, is its year-round summery conditions along the long coastline. Caressed by the arm waters of the inviting Indian Ocean, the beaches of KwaZulu-Natal continue to lure visitors from all over South Africa and the world to enjoy their sunny vacation here. Of course, as one moves further inland, the temperatures drop a little and the humidity decreases. Still, KwaZulu-Natal continues to be the destination of choice for those that want to experience the balmy South African weather conditions.

Durban is the capital city of the province and is home to the King Shaka International Airport. This city and its surrounds are acclaimed for having an average of 320 days of sunshine each year. The entire province experiences high summer temperatures, averaging around 30 degrees and accompanied by a marked humidity.



Summers are hot, humid and sticky in this province. This is also the season during which most of the rain occurs, which means having to be well prepared in terms of what to wear.  The wrong wardrobe will lead to massive discomfort and ruin the impact of this beautiful destination.

Opt for clothing that is light in weight and that allows air to flow freely onto the body. The sun in KwaZulu-Natal is powerful, and every measure should be taken to protect the eyes and skin from its harmful effects.

  • Swimming costumes are essential as you are sure to spend plenty of time on the beautiful beaches
  • A hat and protective sunglasses
  • Shorts, skirts, tops, t-shirts, and summer dresses that are cool and comfortable
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • An umbrella or light raincoat
  • A good quality sunscreen that does not block the pores, and allows sweating


Now that you know what to wear, you can start exploring these hotspots close to us!

  • Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve
  • St Lucia
  • Cape Vidal Beach
  • Sodwana Beach

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