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KwaZulu-Natal is idyllically bordered by the warm Indian Ocean to the east and the escarpment of the majestic Drakensberg to the west, with the low-lying coastal strip rising to rolling hills in the Midlands before reaching the high altitudes of these awesome mountains. Covering almost 8 percent of the total geographic area of South Africa, this subregion stretches southwards to the border of the Eastern Cape at Port Edward and northwards to the Mozambique boundary, Swaziland and the province of Mpumalanga. Inland borders comprise the Kingdom of Lesotho and the province of the Free State.

KwaZulu-Natal represents a microcosm of the economic and social conditions of South Africa as a whole. In an idyllic climate that lends itself to an enviable, relaxed lifestyle, the business-friendly environment sees first-world financial institutions providing specialised and professional business services in all fields and on par with those on offer in other parts of the developed world. In this ever-popular location, business and pleasure form an interesting combination and feature, with the abundant natural and human resources having helped KwaZulu-Natal to build an extensive and modern socioeconomic infrastructure and a strong business base.

KwaZulu-Natal is also the only province with a monarchy specifically provided for in the constitution, with Pietermaritzburg as the province's capital city. Abundant natural and human resources have led to the development of an extensive, modern infrastructure, together with a strong business and industrial base. Massive projects that are currently coming to fruition will add further to the phenomenal advantages of this productive and pleasurable location, providing an enabling environment for new investments in business and leisure ventures.

An idyllic subtropical climate prevails for most of the year at the coast, where temperatures seldom drop lower than 12 or 14 degrees in winter. Bathers can enjoy sunshine and beaches throughout the year.In summer it becomes hot and humid with temperatures reaching 32/35 degrees.

KwaZulu-Natal receives the highest rainfall in the country, which occurs mostly in summer (Dec to Feb) while winters are warm and dry with an occasional frost in the interior. In the Midlands many towns lie in a mist belt and in the winter, snow often covers the mountaintops. Winter sunshine averages almost seven hours a day.