KwaZulu Natal Geography
Geography of the KwaZulu Natal province brought to you by Conference Venues South Africa including KwaZulu Natal's, location, topography and mountain ranges.
KwaZulu Natal can be classified in to various geographic areas. The lowland region is along the Indian Ocean, the central region is a hilly plateau rising towards the west, the Drakensberg Mountains is in the west and the Lebombo Mountains in the north. The Drakensberg is a solid block of basalt rising over 3,000 m skyward near the Lesotho border and the Lebombo Mountains are aged granite mountains. The Tugela River, the largest river in the province, flows west to east across of the province.
The coastal regions have subtropical thickets and deeper ravines and steep slopes. The midlands have wet grassland and isolated Afromontane Forest. The north has a predominantly savanna habitat, whilst the Drakensberg region usually hosts alpine grassland.