Time magazine thinks you should visit KZN – but isn’t entirely clear where it is
- Time magazine recommended KwaZulu-Natal as a holiday destination, on Tuesday.
- The province is "eye-poppingly beautiful" and "has a warm but mild climate", it said on KZN's entry on its "World's Greatest Places 2021" list.
- It seems a little bit hazy on where, exactly, KZN is.
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As of Tuesday this week, Time magazine recommends a holiday in KwaZulu-Natal, though it seems a little confused on where to find the province.
KZN appears on the 2021 edition of Time's "World's Greatest Places" list of 100 places it recommends to explore.
As, on 20 July, the province was sweeping up after widespread rioting and looting, the magazine described KwaZulu-Natal as "eye-poppingly beautiful" and noted its "warm but mild climate".
The "surfable beaches and world-heritage-class parklands" also get a mention.
There is no mention of alcohol bans, trouble getting food, closed roads, or any other aspect of the unrest which saw the province make headlines around the world recently.
There is a mention of the Western Cape, which typically competes with KwaZulu-Natal for foreign tourists – though not in a fashion that does either province any favours.
It describes "the province of KwaZulu-Natal, located on South Africa's Western Cape".
"To compile this list, TIME solicited nominations of places—including countries, regions, cities and towns— from our international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences," says the publication on how it created the list.
"And while it may not be possible to safely visit each place just yet, they're all well worth reading (and dreaming) about until it's time, once again, to explore."
The Kruger Park also made the list, specifically the Kruger Shalati Train on the Bridge. No other parts of South Africa feature.
(Compiled by Phillip de Wet)
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