Located in the southeast of the country and perched on the warm Indian Ocean, this subtropical area is often referred to as the “garden province” of South Africa.
Home of the Zulu Nation, this province is also a hotpot of Eastern and Western cultures. Multi cultural yet sophisticated urban cities like Durban and Pietermaritzburg make this an ideal tourist destination where bright lights, natural beauty and the exotic smells of various culinary delights mix pleasantly.
KwaZulu Natal is South Africa’s third-smallest province and yet it has the second-largest population in the country.
Durban is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the world. Its harbour is one of the busiest in South Africa and one of the 10 largest in the world.
Major city: Durban
Languages: 77.8% isiZulu, 13.2% English
Population: 10 267 300 (2011)
Share of total SA population: 19.8%
Area: 94 361km2
Share of total SA area: 7.7%
Population density: 109 people per km2