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Valley of a 1000 Hills South Africa
SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARIS AND THE VALLEY OF A 1000 HILLS
The ‘1000 Hills’ rest in a valley created many hundreds of years ago by the Mngeni River… The Valley of a 1000 Hills is simply what the name states – it’s a majestic valley with thousands of quaint hills that dominate a huge part of the KwaZulu Natal landscape. The best part of the ‘Valley of a 1000 Hills’ is that it is relatively undiscovered and unknown which in turn makes it a tranquil, quiet and peaceful holiday destination.
There are plenty of welcoming lodges, unique tea gardens and sociable pubs that travellers can enjoy when visiting or passing through the Valley of a 1000 Hills. There are also tons of fun things to do, such as; join the Choo Choo Steam Train for a tour from Kloof Station to Cato Ridge, wine and dine at the Heritage theatre, visit the Phezulu Crocodile and Snake Park and watch traditional Zulu dancing at Phezulu Game Park!
Isithumba Village is located next to Umgeni in the Valley of a 1000 Hills and offers the most amazing cultural experiences around… Travellers are taken directly into the homes of the rural people – they are then invited to share a traditional meal with the hosts and are educated on the Isithumba’s culture and traditions! They can learn Zulu dancing or even meet a witch doctor! Travellers that want to learn and experience more of Africa are recommended to visit this village...
There are thousands of hills covered in traditional Zulu homes throughout the Valley; interestingly enough on the spine of the valley there are many colonial buildings which look completely out of place in comparison to all the Zulu huts. Colonial style buildings include Victorian and English Countryside dwellings which create a stunning contrast with the traditional Zulu huts.
The area is literally as old as the hills with gorges, forests, rivers and scenic dams. If you are looking for something different to do in the Valley of a 1000 Hills then a boat cruise along either the Shongwei, Nagle or Inanda dams is very popular… You will get to see the birdlife, surrounding areas and look into the distance and see what it truly means to be in the Valley of a 100 Hills.
The climate is humid and subtropical with an average temperature of 21ºC throughout the year. Visiting this South African destination is great all year round, but if you want to travel in the very best of months then February to May is ideal.
Have a look at our South African safaris that include the Valley of a 1000 Hills… There are also other South African attractions beneath that you might want to visit on your South African Safari.
More Safari Attractions in South Africa:
- Kruger National Park
- Garden Route
- Cape Town
- Addo Elephant National Park
- Greater St Lucia
- Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park
- Pilanesberg National Park
- West Coast
- Table Mountain
- Cango Caves
- Cape Point, Cape Agulhas
- Gods Window
- Kapama Game Reserve
- Madikwe Game Reserve
- Pilgrims Rest
- Robben Island
- Sun City
- Karoo South Africa
- Wild Coast
- V&A Waterfront
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
- The Battlefields