South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal North Coast offers sugarcane plantations and spectacular beaches stretching along its coastline. It is divided into two distinct sections: located just north of Durban are the well-developed beach resorts and golf courses, while the far north provides endless unspoilt beaches, wetlands and lake systems. Visitors can find everything from luxurious five-star hotels overlooking the beaches, to plenty of opportunities for camping in the dunes. Don’t miss the opportunity to go swimming with dolphins. The North Coast also plays an important role in South Africa’s history, as two great leaders are buried here: King Shaka Zulu, the mighty, legendary Zulu king; and Chief Albert Luthuli, African National Congress leader and the first South African to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. History enthusiasts can discover more about his contributions at the Luthuli Museum near Groutville.

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