Great Warm Winter Destinations to Visit in KwaZulu-Natal

Get away this winter and enjoy a warm inviting KwaZulu-Natal

Winters in South Africa can be really cold, but isn’t it great to know that there  are some places where you can enjoy warm temperatures in the very heart of winter? Visit KwaZulu-Natal for a warm winter experience. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) experiences warm winters because its beaches are influenced by the warm Indian Ocean. Swimming in the sea in this part of South Africa is an absolute treat. The province usually experience high humidity with the temperature in winter seldom dropping lower than 17 degrees Celsius.

Surfs Up!

Surfing and other water sports are popular throughout South Africa and one can see lots of surfing hot spots throughout Western Cape, Port Elizabeth, Durban and other parts of KwaZulu-Natal. KZN is famous for various surfing events including likes of The Billabong SA Champs, Quicksilver Surf Series, SA Master Surfing Championships, Durban X Fest and much more. Surfing is usually big and brings great crowds, local and international, and the coastlines are not short of trendy, well-stocked surf shops.


There is a wide variety of holiday accommodations available during the winter season in KZN as well as all over SA. The great thing about winter vacations is that you get to save on your accommodation costs because winter is usually low season (low season has less tourists visiting a place hence more affordable rates for visitors). High season on the other hand is during summer and spring, and these are also big festive and holiday periods in South Africa such as Christmas and Easter where people visit family and need to make use of extra accommodation. Holiday places are usually fully booked at this time and the rate is usually higher per night / per person.

Check out these wonderful holiday hot spots in KwaZulu-Natal

Luxury or Standard?

You can make your pick between the two because in low season you can be sure to get some bargain accommodation deals.

The View Boutique Hotel Amanzimtoti KZN

The View Botique & Spa

5 Star luxury bliss featuring honeymoon accommodation, weddings, health spa, conference facilities as well as a restaurant. Guests can enjoy partial self-accommodation; air-condition suites, sparkling pool and sun loungers, daily housekeeping and transfers to airport. Lots to see and do within close proximity.

H2O Self-Catering Accommodation Uvongo KZN

H2O Self Catering Uvongo kzn

Enjoy relaxation, comfort and simply your tranquil home away from home at this cozy self-catering holiday accommodation in Uvongo KwaZulu-Natal. Self efficient units, pool, braai facilities, secure parking and lots to do nearby.

Summer Place Umzumbe KwaZulu Natal

Summer Place kzn

My Beach House kzn

This warm and very welcoming family getaway scores a 4 star rating by the Tourism Grading Council of SA. Its location is right on the beach along the Hibiscus coast and also recognized as one of South Africa’s Blue Flag Beaches. The Holiday accommodation is the perfect beach vacation where guests can enjoy an array of water sport facilities, or choose from the beach cottages sporting fantastic sea views. Enjoy sea views, air-conditioning, DSTV, laundry facilities, lock up safe, fully equipped kitchen, secure parking, close to amenities and things to see and do such as whale watching, fishing, game drives, golf and more.

Gwahumbe Game and Spa KwaZulu-Natal

Gwahumbe Game & Spa

Gwahumbe 2

Located in Mid Illovo, 1 hour from Durban, this award winning 4 star holiday destination offers guests an intriguing bush experience, filled with luxury and adventure even for little ones. Gwahumbe prides itself at offering guests an intimate, relaxing bush holiday. There are facilities for kids like the junior ranger camp and a kids spa experience. Furthermore guests can explore the wilds in game drives and walks, 4×4 off road, picnics, fishing and so much more.

So whether you’re catching a wave, on a shopping spree with friends or simply enjoying the view from your holiday accommodation terrace, KwaZulu-Natal is a bliss in winter time and all year round!

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