04 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Durban

Durban

Sights and sounds of Durban

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Durban City Tour
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Durban City Tour

Get to know the city

This fascinating tour is dedicated to the discovery of the many cultural and historical contrasts of this cosmopolitan South African city where east really does meet west. First you are driven along Durban's distinctive beachfront, known as the Golden Mile, past the beautiful art-deco buildings and Ushaka Marine World to The Point, which is at the harbour entrance.

Then drive along Victoria Embankment and through the heart of the city past buildings of historical significance such as the Natal Museum, City Hall and the Play House Theatre. Visit the colourful and lively Victoria Street Market which is always filled with the aromas of Indian spices. The tour ends with a 15 minute walk through the Botanic Gardens before returning to your hotel.

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Valley of 1000 Hills
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Valley of 1000 Hills

Head for the hills

This is a tour where you get to see great landscapes, appreciate local culture and view game all rolled into one. Drive out of the city through the western Durban suburbs and into the picturesque countryside of the Valley of a Thousand Hills where you will spend time learning about the history and lifestyle of the world famous Zulu tribes and their fearsome warriors.

First you are taken to visit a reconstructed Zulu village where you go into the traditional beehive shaped thatched huts, where the various artefacts, beliefs and rituals are explained, providing insight into the fascinating Zulu culture. Following an impressive tribal dancing show, you are taken on a guided tour of the Crocodile and Snake Park before returning to Durban.

fr £50pp

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Shakaland Zulu Experience
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Shakaland Zulu Experience

Day with the Zulus

On this popular Durban tour you will feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus. You will be collected early from your hotel in the city for your tour to Shakaland. Enjoy a two hour drive from Durban along the Dolphin Coast via Sibaya inland to the rural Zululand area.

Here you stop at Shakaland, a Zulu Kraal near Eshowe in the Nkwalini Valley. Then join in and experience a cultural programme of Zulu traditions which includes spear making, hut building, pottery and weaving. You will be enthralled and dazzled by the spectacular Zulu dance show and get a taste for local beer. Then enjoy a typical Zulu meal, buffet style, while being entertained by traditional singing and dancing before returning to Durban.

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Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari
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Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

See the big five

Enjoy a full day of game viewing in a huge wildlife sanctuary for the opportunity of spotting animals including some or all of the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve is renowned for its conservation efforts in saving the white rhino from extinction and you will learn all about this and other projects during your visit.

After an early morning departure from Durban you travel for around three hours to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve where you spend the rest of the day watching for the aninals on a memorable safari. Enjoy lunch in the game park and return to Durban in the late afternoon. You must have at least one safari experience while visiting South Africa and this full day tour is a great start.

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Sani Pass 4WD Adventure
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Sani Pass 4WD Adventure

Hit the high ground

Experience the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and spectacular scenery as you wind your way up the historic Sani Pass and into Lesotho - land of the 'People of the Blanket'. After an early morning pick up from your Durban hotel, travel inland past Pietermaritzburg and through the Natal Midlands. On arrival at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg you change to a 4x4 vehicle.

Then travel up the steep and spectacular Sani Pass, up into the 'Roof of Africa'. As you rise over the escarpment you cross over into the Mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho. Enjoy the opportunity of visiting a traditional Basotho village and learn about the traditions and way of life. Taste some local beer and bread before having lunch at the highest pub in Africa. You arrive back at your hotel in the early evening.

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