We live in the majestic KwaZulu Natal, one of the 11 provinces in sunny South Africa. Our home is in the beautiful leafy suburb of Kloof that in days gone by was the weekend getaway from the city of Durban. It has a beautiful wide veranda that is perfect for the outdoor living that we love. The bedrooms are spacious and the bathrooms and kitchen, modern.
My husband Andrew, an Architectural Technician, and I are semi-retired and looking forward to doing some travelling. I am still involved as a Business Consultant and Project Manager with the freedom to travel between assignments. Our adult children also live in Durban where, as a family, we enjoy our balmy subtropical climate in summer and warm sunshiny days in winter.
Average yearly rainfall is 1,075 millimeters (42.3 in), based on records which date back to 1935. The rainy season is in the summer months from October to March while winters tend to be very dry. Summer temperatures range from 18–32 °C (64–90 °F), with winter temperatures between 8–20 °C (46–68 °F).
The word Kloof means 'gorge' in Afrikaans and the area is named after the deep ravine formed by the Molweni stream. The Kloof Gorge is part of the 4.47-square-kilometer (1.73 sq mi) Krantzkloof Nature Reserve where there are a number of self-guided walks and popular rock-climbing sites.
Our home is in walking distance of a wide selection of shops and restaurants and a 10 min drive to the Pavilion, a super-regional shopping centre with a wide variety of entertainment and shopping options.
South Africa’s internationally renowned, beautiful and bio-diverse coastline stretches for over 2500 km, and KwaZulu Natal features 580 km of scenic tropical marine environments between Kosi Bay and the Mozambique border to the north, and the Mtamvuna Estuary and the Eastern Cape border to the south. The Durban beachfront is an easy 20 min drive from our home and early morning walks on the world-class promenade are a favorite weekend activity of ours.
There is much to do in and around Durban and our magnificent Drakensberg mountain range and unique Game Reserves are only a 3 hour drive away. Visit the www.zulu.org website for loads of information.