South Africa – Kwa Zulu Natal
Durban City Tour
The ideal introductory tour of Durban, which has been shaped by the early Colonial settlers, the indigenous Zulus and the Indians who arrived as indentured labourers in the 19th Century. Drive along the ‘Golden Mile’ (Beachfront area), visit the city centre and Indian Markets, stop at Whilsons Wharf and Durban’s Botanic Gardens, founded in 1849. Finally visit the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium and take a trip on the Skycar (optional extra).
Valley of a 1000 Hills
Discover magnificent scenery, culture and reptiles all rolled into one. Drive through the western Durban suburbs and on to the picturesque countryside of the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Visit a constructed Zulu village where you will be welcomed into the traditional beehive huts. Various artefacts, beliefs and ritual are explained, providing an insight into the fascinating Zulu culture. Our tour of the village culminates in an impressive Zulu dancing show. After this cultural experience we visit the local snake and crocodile farm to view some of Africa magnificent creatures.
Shakaland Zulu Experience
Experience traditional Zulu culture and customs at the largest Zulu kraal in all of Zululand, packed into one exhilarating day. Sample some traditional Zulu beer and enjoy the grace and energy of the Zulu dancers. Witness the skill and artistry that goes into spear, shield, beadwork, pot making and the building of their huts. Visit an iSangoma (Traditional Healer). A delicious lunchtime feast is included.
Sani Pass / Lesotho
For those with a sense of adventure, a 4×4 drive up the highest road pass in Africa will certainly pump the adrenalin and reward you with its breath-taking scenery. Drive through the rolling hills of the Midlands to the town of Underberg. Enter the Kingdom of Lesotho and visit a nearby Sotho Village, for a taste of local culture. A light lunch is included in the highest pub in Africa, with its incredible views. Visit the magnificent Howick Waterfall on your return (time permitting).
A passport is required & visa conditions may apply.
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve Tour
Spend a day on safari in the magical Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, famous for its highly successful white rhino conservation programme. The reserve is home to 84 species of game, including the ‘Big Five’, and an impressive 425 types of birds. Lunch at Hilltop Camp (or similar) included. Optional open safari vehicle game drive is available at a surcharge.
Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift Battlefields Tour
KwaZulu-Natal is rich in Anglo-Zulu war history, where two of the most famous battles fought between the Zulu and British Armies took place. Visit the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift whilst viewing some of the most spectacular scenery in KwaZulu-Natal.
Drakensberg World Heritage Tour
Visit the World Heritage Site of Giant’s Castle, in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains and view the enigmatic Bushman paintings, dating back 2000 years. Enjoy a 3km round trip hike to the site of the caves adorned with the Bushman’s legacy (average level of fitness required), followed by a hearty lunch, which is included. Return to Durban via the Midlands Meander route, with its many craft and farmers markets.
St Lucia Wetland Park
This tour takes you North into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which contains the highest vegetated dunes in the world, as well as an extensive and diverse wetland system. Numerous waterfowl, grassland, forest and sea birds provide attraction to bird lovers. On lake St Lucia Estuary enjoy a narrated two hour boat cruise with excellent opportunities to view crocodile, hippo and the abundant birdlife in the area.