Kwazulu-Natal Tours

Durban & Kwazulu-Natal Day & Overnight Tours

Half Day Tours KwaZulu-Natal (departures ex Durban / Umhlanga)

HD01. Durban City Tour (Departure 09h00/13h00)

Duration: 3 – 4 hours
Durban, once known as the last British Bastion and renowned for its old Colonial homes and architecture, has become a veritable melting pot of culture and intrigue. A melding of history, traditions and beliefs, which totally encompass South Africa’s policy of tolerance and equality for all! This is the true ‘Heart’ of our Rainbow Nation.
Allow us to take you on a journey of sight, smell and sound as you drive along the well-known Golden Mile, wander through lush tropical Botanical Gardens, savor amazing Panoramic Views and interact with Local Traders at the famous Victoria Street Indian Market.

HD02. Valley of a Thousand Hills & Phezulu Cultural Village (Departure 08h30)

Duration: 3 – 4 hours
Escape from civilization and allow us to heighten your senses and increase your awe at the true splendour of Mother Nature’s canvas and palette.
We journey inland through small villages and gentle rolling countryside which give way to the most spectacular vista, known as the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
Here you will be immersed in the fascinating culture and traditions of a proud Zulu Nation; have the opportunity to interact with the villagers and purchase traditional and modern souvenirs.
A visit to the onsite crocodile park is also included.
Entrance Fees to Phezulu Village included

HD03. Kwamashu Township and Inanda Heritage Route (Departure 09h00)

Duration: 3 – 4 hours
A short distance inland from the city we find the local settlements of Kwamashu and Inanda, which is steeped in history and culture. We visit one of the sections in Kwamashu, to take a short walk and interact with the locals and stop at a local shebeen.
Time permitting; we visit the Ohlange Institute, where President Mandela cast his vote in South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994; the Phoenix settlement where Mahatma Gandhi developed his philosophy of passive resistance and the Inanda Seminary, one of the oldest African private schools for girls, established in 1869.
Entrance Fees Included

HD04. uShaka Marine World (Departure: 09h00)

Duration: 3 – 4 hours
Have you ever wondered what it would be like under the surface of the Ocean; to be within inches of a Ragged tooth shark or look a majestic Leatherback Turtle in the eye?
Allow us to take you into the bowels of a sunken ship where you almost become one with this fascinating world and its incredible creatures. Ushaka Marine world was designed under direction from the Disney Theme Parks team, so your enjoyment is guaranteed!
Entrance fees to the Aquarium included

HD05. Tala Game Reserve (Departure: 08h30)

Duration: 4 – 5 hours
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and journey into the gently rolling countryside of the Natal Midlands, to one of our best kept secrets, Tala Game Reserve! Tala, a privately owned Eco Estate, has a charm all its own; teaming with bird life, magnificent ’Plains Game’ and a family of Hippos, which are extremely rare in this area!
Experience a day filled with spectacular scenery and closed vehicle game viewing.
Optional, open-vehicle game viewing available.
Entrance fees are included

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We journey inland through small villages and gentle rolling countryside which give way to the most spectacular vista, known as the Valley of a Thousand Hills.

Kwazulu-Natal Tours

Ushaka Marine world was designed under direction from the Disney Theme Parks team, so your enjoyment is guaranteed!

Full Day Tours KwaZulu-Natal (departures ex Durban / Umhlanga)

C01. City Tour and uShaka Marine World (Departure 09h00)

Duration: 7 – 8 hours
Durban, once known as the last British Bastion and renowned for its old Colonial homes and architecture, has become a veritable melting pot of culture and intrigue. A melding of history, traditions and beliefs, which totally encompass South Africa’s policy of tolerance and equality for all! This is the true ‘Heart’ of our Rainbow Nation.
Allow us to take you on a journey of sight, smell and sound as you drive along the well-known Golden Mile, wander through lush tropical Botanical Gardens, savor amazing Panoramic Views and interact with Local Traders at the famous Victoria Street Indian Market. Ushaka Marine world is an Aquatic Theme Park that was designed under direction from the Disney Theme Parks team, so your enjoyment is guaranteed! The Shipwreck Theme adds something special to this experience!
Entrance fees to Ushaka Aquarium included – Lunch for own account

C02. City Tour, Valley of a Thousand Hills & Phezulu Cultural Village.

Duration: 7 – 8 hours
Durban, once known as the last British Bastion and renowned for its old Colonial homes and architecture, has become a veritable melting pot of culture and intrigue. A melding of history, traditions and beliefs, which totally encompass South Africa’s policy of tolerance and equality for all! This is the true ‘Heart’ of our Rainbow Nation.
Allow us to take you on a journey of sight, smell and sound as you drive along the well-knownGolden Mile, wander through lush tropical Botanical Gardens, savor amazing Panoramic Views and interact with Local Traders at the famous Victoria Street Indian Market.
We then escape from civilization and journey inland through small villages and gentle rolling countryside which give way to the most spectacular vista, known as the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Here you will be immersed in the fascinating culture and traditions of a proud Zulu Nation; have the opportunity to interact with the villagers and purchase traditional and modern souvenirs.
A visit to the on site Crocodile Park is also included.
Entrance Fees to Phezulu included – Lunch for own account.

FD01. Battle Fields (Departure 06h00)

Duration: 12+ hours
Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift – Two of the sites where the British and Zulu Nations clashed in bloody battle. Be transported back in time by our narrator and specialist Battlefields Guide, who will reveal the challenges, heroic tales and cunningly intricate strategies used by both armies in these historic massacres.
Entrance Fees and Lunch are included

FD03. Kwamashu Township, Inanda Heritage & Gandhi Settlement (Departure 09h00)

Duration: 6 – 8 hours
The tour starts with a visit to Cato Manor, the first area from which African’s and Indians where forcibly removed and relocated to “Townships” in the early 1960’s. We continue our journey towards Kwamashu, Durban’s oldest township that was created to accommodate the mass resettlement of Africans from Cato Manor. Here we visit the Men’s hostel area, originally created to accommodate single migrant workers but nowadays home to families in newly constructed flats amongst the older buildings. One of the Royal residences of the Zulu King (Mbelebeleni) is also situated in this area. We continue and stop in one of the other Township sections, to take a few minutes walk and interact with the locals. We also stop at a local shebeen and have a traditional shisanyama lunch at one of the butcheries in the area. Our journey continues a short distance inland where we find the local settlement of Inanda, which is steeped in history and culture. Time permitting, we visit the Ohlange Institute, where President Mandela cast his vote in South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994; the Phoenix settlement where Mahatma Gandhi developed his philosophy of passive resistance and the Inanda Seminary, one of the oldest African private schools for girls, established in 1869. We end the day with a visit to Ebuhleni for a brief introduction to the religious world and the theosophy of the Shembe Church. Time permitting; we also stop at one of the local orphanages, for an interaction with the orphans and caregivers.
Entrance Fees and a Light Lunch Included

FD04. Hluhluwe Game Reserve (Departure 05h30)

Duration: 12 – 14 hours
This early dawn departure enables us to enjoy an exciting full day ‘Big 5’ photo safari. We travel north into the heart of Zululand to visit the oldest Game Reserve in South Africa, the Hluhluwe & Imfolozi National Park. It was here that the famous White Rhino breeding project was initiated and implemented with great success. This reserve is host to the ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino – as well as many other exciting wildlife species.
The area is also renowned for its exceptional birding. A break will be taken for lunch at around midday, when the animals tend to seek the cool of the denser vegetation. Our adventure will resume again for a few hours in the early afternoon, before returning home, cameras filled with footage of Africa’s wildlife at its best!
Entrance Fees and Lunch are Included – Optional open vehicle game drive available.

FD05. Midlands Meander (Departure 08h30)

Duration: 7 – 8 hours
As we make our way out of the city into the gently rolling countryside towards Pietermaritzburg and Howick, you will be handed an informative brochure detailing all the places of interest along the Meander – It will be your choice to decide which places you wish to visit today. The Midlands Meander is South Africa’s premier Country Route, situated in an area called the uMgungundlovu District. The Meander was the dream-child of a group of crafters living in the area in the 1970’s, whose vision was to provide a different perspective for the visitor to the “Zulu Kingdom” by offering a diverse range of experiences to suite the most discerning traveler and promote their cottage industries. They are an Eco Sensitive, creative group of people who have successfully chosen to make a living at a gentler pace. Their creations include Ethnic Art, Weaving, Leather Work, Pottery, Wind Chimes, Hand Crafted Furniture and a host of other intriguing skills and crafts! Lunch will be taken at one of the excellent restaurants in the area. After an incredible day filled with sunshine, fresh air and wonderful experiences, we return to Durban in the late afternoon.
A Light Lunch is Included

FD06. Sani Pass Tour (Departure 06h00)

Duration: 10 – 12 hours
A mere 3 hours drive from the city we find ourselves in the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. Spectacular vistas, breathtaking scenery and diverse flora and fauna are what you can look forward to experiencing today, as we explore the highlight of the Southern Drakensberg – Sani Pass! We leave our vehicle at the base station and use 4 x 4 vehicles to traverse the pass into the “Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho”. En route we stop to visit with the local people in their traditional village and learn a little about their culture and way of life. Our journey continues further up the pass to the “Highest Pub in Africa” where we will enjoy a light lunch whilst marveling at the sheer magnitude and beauty of these incredible mountains. After lunch we will make our way back down the pass, through the border post and return to Durban.
PASSPORTS ESSENTIAL, please note some nationalities require visas
Entrance fees and a Light Lunch are Included

FD07. Shakaland – Zulu Cultural Village (Departure 08h30)

Duration: 8 hours
Experience the Zulu Culture first hand with a visit to South Africa’s most famous cultural village -Shakaland – situated a mere 170 km north of Durban. This ‘Living Museum’ was created around the film set of the epic film Shaka Zulu! Your day will be one of interaction with the villagers, who will entertain you with fascinating stories of history, culture and intrigue.
You will be introduced to their Sangoma, invited to taste the traditional beer and be mesmerized by their vibrant drumming and dance. We end the day with a delicious lunch, before returning to Durban.
Entrance fees and a Light Lunch are Included

FD08. Giants Castle – San Rock Art (Departure 07h00)

Duration: 8 hours
We travel via the picturesque Natal Midlands to Giant’s Castle, situated in the Central Drakensberg region. Here we spend the day taking a leisurely guided hike into the mountains to view the Bushman Paintings, followed by a visit to the San Museum. A delicious light lunch will be enjoyed before returning to Durban
Entrance fees and a Light Lunch are Included

FD09. Tala Game Reserve and Valley of 1000 hills & Phezulu Cultural Village (Departure 08h30)

Duration: 8 hours
Experience both Wildlife & Culture in the same day!
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and journey into the gently rolling countryside of the Natal Midlands, to one of our best kept secrets, Tala Game Reserve! Tala, a privately owned Eco Estate, has a charm all it‘s own; teaming with bird life, magnificent ‘Plains Game’ and a family of Hippos, which are extremely rare in this area! After enjoying a leisurely game drive we make our way back towards Durban and the most spectacular vista, known as the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Here you will be immersed in the fascinating culture and traditions of a proud Zulu Nation; have the opportunity to interact with the villagers and purchase traditional and modern souvenirs. A visit to the on site Crocodile Park is also included.
Entrance fees and a Light Lunch are included – Optional open vehicle game drive available

FD11. Full day Gandhi Tour (Departure 08h30)

Duration: 8 hours
We travel to the Durban City Centre, to start the tour at Tourist Junction, for information about Gandhi’s train journey in Durban 1893. It boasts a bust of Gandhi. Close by, we visit the Old Court House Museum presenting fascinating replicas of Durban’s early settlements, and among its collections are photos, artifacts and documents that relate to Mahatma Gandhi. We continue the tour to visit the Gandhi Settlement Centre in Inanda, where you will be given insight into Gandhi’s work in this area. We visit Gandhi’s home. Gandhi founded a small ashram at Phoenix in 1904 and began printing the Indian Opinion newspaper there. Only the ruins of the original buildings remain. The area is also known as Bhambayi(Bombay). We continue our tour to Pietermaritzburg, the Capital City of Kwa Zulu-Natal, to visit the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in the City Centre and Pietermaritzburg Station, where Gandhi was thrown off the train onto the platform for refusing to downgrade from a ‘Whites- Only’ first-class compartment.
Entrance fees and a light lunch is included

FD13. St Lucia Tour (departure 07h00)

Duration: 10+ hours
Explore St Lucia, and enjoy a 2 hour cruise on Lake St Lucia, one of South Africa’s 8 World Heritage sites. Here we will have the opportunity to view crocodiles and hippos in their natural habitat. After a light lunch, we depart on a visit to Cape Vidal. Cape Vidal falls within the St Lucia Marine Reserve and is situated north-east of St Lucia. It has the best of both worlds with access to the eastern shores of Lake St Lucia where there is a variety of game including reedbuck, other antelope, hippos, crocodiles and buffalo, spectacular water, forest and grassland birds and the wonderful Indian Ocean shore line with its startling array of marine animals. We return to Durban, cameras filled with footage of Africa’s wildlife at its best!
Entrance fees, light lunch and boat-cruise included – Optional open vehicle drive available.
Please note that subject to boat-cruise availability, the sequence of events may be changed around

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Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift – Two of the sites where the British and Zulu Nations clashed in bloody battle…

Kwazulu-Natal Tours

This early dawn departure enables us to enjoy an exciting full day ‘Big 5’ photo safari.

Kwazulu-Natal Tours

Spectacular vistas, breathtaking scenery and diverse flora and fauna are what you can look forward to experiencing today