I live in KwaZulu Natal which is the eastern most province of South Africa. It measures just 92,100 square kilometres stretching from Port Edward in the south to its border with Mozambique in the north and has a population of nine million. Mainly Zulus but also boasts the largest gathering of Indians living outside India. This is where my Watercolour Landscape Painting Holidays begin
The coast has 120 kilometres of Magnificent Beaches lapped, by the warm Indian Ocean –
Sometimes rocky inlets sometimes miles of sand dunes often with people enjoying
- Kite surfing,
- Surfing, or
- Para-gliding which gives the landscape a human touch.
Up North there are the Elephant Coast, Dolphin Coast and Isimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly the Great
er St Lucia Wetland Park). Here you can sketch or paint amongst nature’s bounties up close and personal with the elephant and then watch the hippo and after painting all day sneak up on the turtles as t
hey come back to the beach to lay their eggs. If you really fancy revving it up a bit, theres always Quad Biking.
Down South the Hibiscus Coast plays host, in July most years, to the incredible, annual migration of
sardines with their following of dolphins, sharks and whales. A “wow” moment in anyone’s vacation! For the adventurous there is
- Scuba Diving on the famous Aliwal Shoal with the sharks and dolphins, or
- Swing Line & Bungee Jump in the Oribi Gorge as well as Abseiling down waterfalls offer a great backdrop to another Watercolour Landscape Painting
The Drakensberg or uKhahlamba mountains are perfect for painting- it is pure, untouched, magnificent splendor, and hidden amongst the caves and mountains you can visit some of the first art work of the world the San rock art. Awesome to think of the years these masterpieces have lasted.
The Midlands have 4 meandering tourist routes with 400 places to visit. An art & craft haven as you can visit artists in their studios, join them in a painting session and later enjoy some of the fun pursuits , the Treetop Zip Line Tour, Horseback Safaris, and White Water Rafting.
Zululand boasts some of the best Game Reserves on the continent where, if you want to indulge in some watercolour landscape painting of bush, waterholes amongst the animals, this is the spot.You can also visit the cultural villages and try your hand at drawing traditional Africa
There is so much Painting Enjoyment in South Africa and I’ve only told you about KZN. South Africa boasts such a diversity of Cultures, History, natural splendour and outdoor activities you are sure to find just what you’ve always been looking for so come and meet me and have a really great time! I look forward to it.