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Several years ago, and before Google maps, accurate downloadable route planners and satellite navigation, SafariKZN drove over 7000kms to produce route guides and provide first hand information to would be self drive tourists and travellers to the province of KwaZulu Natal. The guides will take you from one protected area to another and can be used in conjunction with our maps. There is also a journal, providing a personal insight into the safari taken, to accompany the guides.

With the expansion of the site and availability of alternative navigational technology the route guides and journal have now been saved as pdf files at the bottom of this page. We have decided to keep them freely available as we feel they still provide accurate and specific information unique to the site.

The guides themselves list directions, road numbers where possible, distances, including kilometre readings to the nearest kilometre and driving times. Fuel stations, supermarkets, tolls and road conditions are also included. For up to date reports on road works please click here and for current toll prices please click here.

All information was recorded whilst driving a pre-planned route around the province. The routes take in mountains, bushveld and pristine beaches. Over fifty protected conservation areas were visited, many kilometres were walked, some swam, and hundreds of animals, birds and insects were encountered

Our route can be followed as it is listed and will take you to various game reserves managed by EKZN Wildlife. (Signs for game and nature reserves have a rhino logo on them and spellings can sometimes vary) Alternatively you can plan your own routes by combining different sections of ours. We have included both Johannesburg and Durban International Airports for suggested starting points. We have stuck to major highways and main roads where possible. If however we drove on a sand road with potholes, we have listed it.

There are bush notes, peak notes and beach notes under most sections. We have also included information from shopping at Spar to viewing elephants on our safari.

As always, if you need any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us or use our affiliates and links.

Route Guide One
Route Guide Two
Route Guide Three
Route Guide Four
Route Guide Five
Route Guide Six


Safari Journal

Toll & Road Works Link:
AA South Africa

Safari Wise

Did you know: the capital of KwaZulu-Natal is Pietermaritzburg. The province has several popular coastal holiday resorts, such as Port Shepstone, Umhlanga Rocks and Margate. In the interior, Newcastle is well-known for steel production and coal-mining, Estcourt for meat processing, and Ladysmith and Richmond for mixed agriculture.

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