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South Africa is the most diverse country in the world! With its mountains, deserts, forests and over 3,000km of breath-taking coastline together with wildlife which cannot be measured against any other, and numerous cultures which cannot be seen together anywhere else, why would you not want to visit this amazing country?!
You will be based in the beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal, the home of the native Zulu people who make up the majority of the population in the province. There is also a huge Indian population, in fact the largest Indian community outside of India itself meaning that their cuisine, religion and lifestyles are also vibrantly clear throughout the province. Alongside the descendants of English settlers, KwaZulu-Natal allows its wide variety of residents to create a vivacious population united in their welcoming nature, friendliness and generosity, alongside their laid-back and relaxed lifestyle this make KZN the ideal place to spend a few months!
By living in KwaZulu-Natal you will experience Summer all year round. Christmas on the beach, surfing in the middle of Winter, canoeing in Spring, and Skydiving in Autumn - all this in one place.
KwaZulu-Natal (or KZN as the locals call it) has an average of 300 sunny days per year and therefore has the right to claim to be one of the sunshine capitals of the world.
Inland from the beautiful beaches this province becomes even more fascinating as the landscape is so diverse from one place to another allowing an infinite assortment of experiences.
The Midlands, Zululand and the Battlefields offer wildlife, rural, pastoral, and historical pursuits in picturesque settings. Whilst the stunning Drakensburg mountain region to the West and North West is awe-inspiring in its beauty with dramatic cliffs and rolling hills. You can even walk up Sani Pass, one of the most dangerous roads in the world, in order to reach the Highest Pub In Africa in Lesotho, this is a trip every young backpacker MUST take when in SA!