The picturesque valley that the Mngeni River and its tributaries have carved out is encircled by the Valley of a Thousand Hills. The Valley of 1000 Hills, a breathtaking valley located halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, offers more than just stunning foliage and a deep blue sky typical of Africa. Even more important than the stunning photo chances and lovely settings for your holiday recollections. The Valley of 1000 Hills is a region of KwaZulu-Natal where the natural beauty of Africa is honoured in its landscape, wildlife, culture, history, and spirit.
Between the enormous urban metropolis of Durban and the provincial capital, Pietermaritzburg is the Valley of 1000 Hills. The valley is a region of unmatched natural beauty because it is where the Umgeni and Msunduzi rivers converge. From the massive Drakensberg to the balmy seas of the Indian Ocean, the Umgeni River runs continuously.
This area is renowned for having a rich, intricate culture and history. Formerly, the province was home to strong Zulu clans and communities. But there were many terrible fights as the Boers and the British fought for land. The battlefields act as a constant reminder of the high price that was previously paid for this gorgeous area. These can be seen on tours of the battlefields, and the local museums are an interesting complement to any historical excursion.
In the Valley of 1000 Hills and other areas of KwaZulu-Natal, there are still many cultural communities in existence. When you visit these villages, you can get a glimpse into the indigenous Africans’ traditional way of life. To get a true sense of South African culture, visit the huts, speak with the locals, try their traditional cuisine, see song and dance performances, and visit with the medical men. A location this gorgeous begs to be explored, of course. Make use of the many routes in the valley for walking, hiking, running, and cycling. Rock climbing, abseiling, and 4 x 4 excursions are all great in the highlands.
There are many hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, and other lodging options in the Valley of 1000 Hills. It offers a first-rate infrastructure, ensuring quality and convenience for guests from all over the world in the midst of its natural beauty. Many of the local attractions are only a short drive from the King Shaka International Airport.