Beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

As part of my job I visit various sites in Kwa-zulu Natal, South Africa.

I usually take 2 or 3 day trip, and go as far as Bergville (plus minus 4 hours from home in Durban), stopping in Ladysmith, Estcourt, BostonPietermaritzburg, Richmond, and Eston.

I also go down the KZN South Coast (Hibiscus Coast), as far as Port Edward, and inland, to Harding.

I prefer taking the back roads, and avoiding major highways.

Here are some pics from my last two trips.


Inland – en route Boston, a tiny farming town in rural KZN


Climbing the hill on the N2 to Harding


N2 to Harding under re-vamp

From the top of the hill en route to Harding

From the top of the hill en route to Harding


Nearing Harding, I spotted this Crowned Eagle


Back route from Harding to Port Edward, Izingolweni Road 


Terrain contrast of the Hibiscus Coast


Rolling sugar cane fields bordered by thick forests


Route: Richmond to Eston – April 2013


Richmond to Eston – October 2013


Bougainvillea in full bloom – October 2013


R624 – nearing destination Eston


Rolling hills on the R624


The in-coming summer rains will see the hills transformed into God’s pallets of fabulous greens


Majestic evergreen forests


Finally, returning home to Umhlanga Ridge area


2 thoughts on “Beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

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