Over the next weeks we will be giving you the chance to win a case of South African wine and a FAM Trip place to South Africa in June 2018. Agents completing the module will also be entered into a draw for two fam trip places! The more modules you complete the better your chances... come back each month to complete a new module!

South Africa has an excellent road network, both in and between the main tourist regions and a normal car is perfect for both city, coastal and safari itineraries. Whether they are travelling in a bakkie (common South African word for a passenger pick-up truck) or normal car, travellers will enjoy exploring South Africa on a self-drive holiday.

Welcome to the Zulu Kingdom

KwaZulu – home of the Zulus - and the province of Natal – named by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama upon sighting the coast on Christmas Day 1497. KZN is the second most populated provice yet one of the smallest in South Africa. The province is home to 800km of coast line, the Drakensberg Mountains which rise to 3,482m and home to the highest waterfall in Africa, the gentle rolling hills of the Midlands and the UNESCO world heritage listed iSimangaliso wetlands.

Durban

Sunny beaches and fascinating Afro-Indian culture, Durban is not to be missed! Try the cities favourite cuisine – Bunny chow, a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with delicious curry.

On the coast, just south of Durban, you will find the world class Aliwal Shoal. Here visitors can dive with sharks, dolphins and even whale sharks. Protea Banks is deemed one of the world's top shark dive sites.

Take an hour flight from Johannesburg or a two-hour trip from Cape Town. Internationally you can fly from Dubai with Emirates and Doha with Qatar making it a one stop flight from the UK.

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Drakensberg & Midlands

Hiking fanatics will love the Drakensberg, the 'dragon's mountain' stretches the length of the South Africa-Lesotho border and further north. The mountains offer scenic views, unique lodgings and most of all, wildlife - 40% of all non-marine bird species in the whole of Southern Africa are found in the Drakensberg making it an ideal place for birders.

Further south toward Durban, you will find yourself in the gentle rolling hills of the Midlands, the key attraction here is the Nelson Mandel Capture Site, learn about the remarkable journey of Mandela through the exhibition and marvel at the art installation in his memory at the location where he was arrested in 1962.

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Battlefields

In the north of KZN you can visit the infamous battlefields from the Anglo-Zulu wars, immortalised in the film Zulu starring Michael Caine. Follow in the fugitive's footsteps between the battlefields of Islandwana and Rork's Drift, crossing the Buffalo River, ensure you book your clients a guide to learn the military history of the region.

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Wetlands

3 hours north of Durban, is the start of the iSimangaliso wetlands – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – meaning 'miracle' and 'wonder' in Zulu it is a 332,000-hectare Park containing three major lake systems, eight interlinking ecosystems, 700 year old fishing traditions, most of South Africa's remaining swamp forests, Africa's largest estuarine system, 526 bird species and 25,000 year-old coastal dunes – among the highest in the world. Birdlife and wildlife are abundant, take a cruise to spot hippos and crocodiles.

For anyone interested in Sea Turtles, the best time to see them is the nesting season from early November up in the St Lucia Wetlands of KwaZulu-Natal. Always book in advance as accommodation in these areas are limited.

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Zulu Culture

In Kwazulu-Natal you see how the Zulu's hold their culture in high esteem, observing many of their old traditions, rituals and ceremonies. To have a traditional Zulu home visit, guests staying at Ghost Mountain Inn near Jozini Dam can arrange with the local guide to visit the local Zulu communities in the surrounding mountains. A chance to meet local Zulu's and see how they still live in their traditional ways.

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KZN is a holiday destination all on its own, but is easily combined with Johannesburg and the Eastern Cape.

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- Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
- A maximum of 1 entry is permitted per person.
- Winners will be required to take part in publicity relating to this promotion.
- The competition is open to all UK travel agents who complete the course.
- South African Tourism has the right to amend these Terms and Conditions.
- 1 winner will be announced and awarded a case of 6 bottles South African wine.

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