Valley of a 1000 HillsDurban
One of the most picturesque parts of South Africa, the Valley of a Thousand Hills offers breath-taking scenery and a chance to enjoy unspoilt nature and experience Zulu culture. The valley is so-named for the countless hills which follow the Umgeni River as it flows from the Drakensberg to the ocean. This popular destination is just 30 minutes from Durban, making it very accessible.
There is a great diversity of bird and wildlife in the valley, and a number of nature reserves and conservancies to visit. For an overview of the valley, the 1000 Hills Choo choo is a great outing. Trains run from Kloof Station (Stokers Arms) to and from Inchanga Station, on the last and first Sunday of each month (twice daily 08h45 and 12h30), along the edge of the picturesque Valley of a Thousand Hills.