Durban Activities

This tour gives you a glimpse of modern day Zulu culture and allows you to venture into the Valley of 1000 Hills. You will be guided through the Crocodile farm where you will see on of the largest crocodiles in KwaZulu Natal and a full range of snakes which are indigenous to the area. We will vist a traditional Zulu kraal at Phezulu for a display of tribal dancing to pounding drums, and a good opportunity to learn about the the Zulu nations and their age old customs.
You will see traditional houses, visit a traditional healer and buy beadwork directly from the ladies that make it.

Visit a Zulu kraal situated in the Nkwalini Valley in Zululand. We will drive through sugar cane plantations and various historical landmarks to our destination “Shakaland”. You will learn about the Zulu customs and lifestyles. You will sample some traditional Zulu beer, enjoy the watching the Zulu dancers, learn about the Zulu social structure, etiquette, hut building, pottery, 'iSangoma' (Traditional doctor), Traditional lunch, handicrafts and souvenirs are available to buy.

Taking the Sani Pass is the best way to explore the Natal Midlands and the only way to trample these grounds is on a 4x4. Get your passport stamped and enter the Kingdom of Lesotho. Meet the locals at the Sotho Village and explore how they live at these altitudes. Have lunch at the highest pub in Africa!The awe-inspiring Sani Pass climbs the face of the escarpment to an altitude of 2874m and into the "Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho". It is the getaway to the "Roof of Africa". The scenery is breathtaking and attracts visitors from all over the world. Originally developed as a bridal path in 1913, the pass served as an important link between the Underberg district and the remote settlement of Mokhotlong, in north-eastern Lesotho. The first vehicle negotiated the path in 1948. It is now used for the most part by 4x4 vehicles and has become the highlight of the Southern Drakensberg. The tour will reveal the history of the pass, geology of the mountains, flora & fauna, and a unique experience with the Basotho people. The highest pub in Africa offers a cold beer & lunch before the descent back to Underberg Durban.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the oldest game park in Africa and is the only one in KwaZulu Natal where the Big 5 occur. As one of South Africa's most celebrated game parks, the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is renowned for its variety of animal and bird life, its wide-ranging photography, and an extremely rich diversity of tree and plant communities. There are also picnic sites that are available on the game reserve. Viewing hides overlook pans and waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range

We visit Hluhluwe-Umfolozi (Imfolozi) Park in a open 4 x 4 open safari vehicle. The park is not only the oldest reserve in Africa, but also the place where the white rhino was saved from extinction. It is the third largest park in South Africa and the only reserve where you are assured of good rhino sightings. The region is also the home of the mighty Zulus and we get some insight into their age-old culture when we visit an authentic Zulu village. The animals found here range from the 'Big Five' to the shy nyala, as well as prolific bird life.

This guided tour includes visits to a saltwater aquarium with both indoor and outdoor displays and exhibits of South Africa’s unique Indian and Atlantic Ocean marine life. This is the largest aquarium in the southern hemisphere with 500 metres of underwater viewing galleries and spectacular dolphin, seal and penguin shows.Tour this vibrant port city shaped by Zulus, colonial settlers and the Indians who arrived as indentured labour. Visit the Kwa Muhle Museum (closed on Sunday) and the Durban Botanic Gardens. We make a stop at the Moses Mabhida Stadium where you have the option to take a cable car ride (for guest’s own account) to the top of the stadium for an exclusive aerial view of Durban and its surrounds.

The beauty of the undulating Drakensberg Mountain range is indisputable, but in addition to passing through such breathtaking vistas, we’re going to explore the World Heritage Site of Giant’s Castle and the enigmatic Bushman paintings in the vicinity. They’re not far, so we set off on foot for a leisurely 3km round hike to the site of the caves to discover this magical legacy of the bushmen (moderate fitness level required). Our guide there will share his knowledge of the paintings which date back 2 000 years. We’re bound to have built up an appetite, so we’ll tuck into the hearty lunch laid on. Our return to Durban is via the charming Midlands Meander Route, a community of country crafters and farmers who produce quality wares and live enviable country lives. This rural area is extremely appealing, and you’ll find it an appropriate way to unwind after this energetic day.

Upon arrival at Zululand you will see the historical sites of Isandlwana and Rourke’s drift, where you will learn about the reasons for war, the dreadful battles that were fought in these areas and about the many brave men on both sides. You will also view some of the most spectacular scenery in KwaZulu Natal.