KwaZulu Natal, also referred to as the Zulu Kingdom, offers pristine beaches, mountains and game reserves. The province is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures and boasts two World Heritage Sites – The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and the majestic Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

The province is a year-round destination and offers a variety of attractions and activities. KZN enjoys sub-tropical weather almost year round, making it the perfect all-season destination. Hot summers and mild winters can be enjoyed at the coastal areas and with the ocean waters averaging 21C all year round, it’s ideal for all water activities.

Aha Hotels & Lodges has three properties in the province, each offering a different part of the province, climate and itinerary.

aha Shakaland

aha Shakaland Hotel & Zulu Cultural Village, 160km north of Durban, is a monument to traditional Zulu culture. People from across the world and different walks of life come to experience the vibrant Zulu culture. The hotel offers traditional accommodation, featuring authentic African decor, complete with wooden interiors, thatched roofs and an earthy, warm ambience

aha Alpine Heath Resort

With Southern Africa’s highest mountain range as a backdrop, the award-winning four-star, self-catering mountain village is one of the country’s premier getaway destinations.

Ideally situated midway between Durban and Johannesburg, aha Alpine Heath Resort gives families and nature-lovers the opportunity to explore their surroundings with luxury Drakensberg accommodation as a home base. All 100 Deluxe Chalets are fully equipped and offer breathtaking views of the Drakensberg mountains.

Aha Gateway Hotel

This premier three-star hotel in Umhlanga offers both business and leisure travellers the ultimate in Durban accommodation, as it is conveniently attached to The Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Guests enjoy a distinctive experience as they explore the local culture through visiting entertainment and dining hotspots. There are 146 well-appointed bedrooms, where WiFi and a laptop safe zone are included.