KwaZulu-Natal is a subtropical region of lush and well-watered valleys, washed by the warm Indian Ocean. The western part of the KwaZulu-Natal is marked by the dramatic Drakensberg mountain range, which has several peaks well over 3000 metres. Between the mountains and the humid, subtropical coastline is savannah grassland, but there are also areas of indigenous forest along the coast. There are pretty beaches around the city but you can also head up the North Coast to savour silky white sand and tropical warm waters. It is a summer rainfall area, with a climate that ranges from extremely hot along the coast in summer, to heavy snow on the mountains in winter.Most of the population are Zulus, who are descendants of the famous King Shaka. You will certainly meet these people on your visit to KwaZulu-Natal and you can relive the history of their kingdom and their famous tussles with the Boers and British by visiting the battlefields.