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KwaZulu Natal is one of the smallest provinces in South Africa stretching from the southern borders of Swaziland and Mozambique to the Eastern Cape border in the South. Known for its scenic diversity, KwaZulu Natal is justly proud of its untamed wilderness, broad beaches, lush subtropical vegetation and the soaring peaks of the Drakensberg.
The region is also home to the largest concentration of battlefields in South Africa, drawing visitors from all over the world. It is here that military engagements that were to shape the course of South African and world history, and rock the pedestal of the British Empire, raged over thorny hills and sweeping grasslands. It is difficult to imagine that the scenic and tranquil landscape of central and northern KwaZulu Natal was once the focal point of major military clashes where, over a span of 70 years, one historical drama after another unfolded against the backdrop of the African veld and the majestic Drakensberg mountains.
KwaZulu Natal`s game parks and the Greater St Lucia Lake World Heritage Site lie spread across Zululand on the subtropical coastal plain and on the upper reaches of some of its larger rivers. An extensive network of Nature Reserves and Game Parks give refuge to several hundred bird species in addition to many antelope species as well as the ’Big Five’.