Durban is the largest city in the Kwa Zulu Natal province and the third largest city in South Africa.

It is referred to as Africa’s best-managed, busiest port and is a tourism magnet due to its subtropical climate and long stretches of golden beaches.

The city is steeped in history dating back to the ivory hunters of the 1820’s who collided with the local Zulu monarchs. Driving through the city the architecture, museums and monuments tells a story of a complex and tumultuous past.

Durban is run by the eThekwini (Zulu word for Durban) Municipality whose core values are to nurture a sustainable, economically successful, caring and smart city. Balmy weather, beautiful beaches, bustling markets and diverse culture are the ingredients that draw people from far and wide to this thriving hub.

Tour Description:

  • Collected from accommodation
  • Visit the Botanic Gardens
  • Harbour
  • ‘Golden Mile’ (Durban’s beachfront)
  • The City Centre
  • Oriental Indian Market

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Harbour Cruise (optional extra)

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

The various game reserves in northern Kwa Zulu Natal are relatively small in size, but they are amongst Africa’s finest.

Situated in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, Hluhluwe Imfolozi is a rich landscape of misty forests, grass covered hills and dense thickets, which sustain 84 mammal species including Africa’s Big Five (elephant; rhinoceros; buffalo; lion and leopard).

Established on the 30th of April 1895, the reserve is the oldest reserve in Africa and the only state-run park in Kwa Zulu Natal. It is here where you will find the largest population of white rhino in the world and this is due to conservation efforts carried out by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.

A daytrip to Hluhluwe Imfolozi is a great introduction to the African Safari Experience.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 6am
  • Light Breakfast snack provided
  • Lunch in the Reserve
  • Spend the day game viewing with your wildlife guide
  • After lunch continue searching for Game
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry fees
  • Lunch

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

Our Sani Pass & Kingdom of Lesotho Day Tour combines adventure, culture and history into one by taking you up South Africa’s most iconic gravel pass and into the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Before the 1950’s this mountain pass was a trail used by pack animals to carry goods into Lesotho. Today it is a thrilling 4×4 track that twists and turns through the rocky cliffs of the Drakensberg escarpment; an ascent that starts at 1544 meters and rises 1332 vertical meters.

Prepare yourself for some spectacular views! Arriving in Lesotho – a landlocked country in southern Africa – is extraordinary as you experience the unique mountain culture and traditions of the Basotho people.  Before heading back down the mountain enjoy lunch at “The Highest Pub in Africa”.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 6am
  • Travel to the Underberg where we transfer into 4×4 jeeps and begin our ascent to the summit
  • You will learn about the history of the pass and geology of the mountains whilst enjoying the breath taking views that provide great photographic opportunities
  • We meet the Basotho people and enjoy a unique cultural experience
  • Lunch at ‘The Highest Pub in Africa’
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light breakfast
  • 4×4 Transport up Pass
  • Lunch

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

The Drakensberg Mountains are ancient, older in geological terms than both the Himalayas and the European Alps. It is most fitting that this area was declared a World Heritage Site and recognised for its unique natural beauty as well as its rich collection of San rock art paintings.

The magnificent views and mountainous backdrops are one of the highlights of this tour, alongside the incredible bushmen rock paintings at the Main Caves of Giants Castle.  It is a moderate walk to the Main Caves, taking approximately 45 minutes to get there.

On entering the caves, you are immediately transported into the life and times of the San people. The various paintings give insight into the trance experiences of Bushmen shamans and narrative accounts of hunter-gatherer life. These stone age rock paintings are considered by some to be among the finest in the world.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 7am
  • On arrival at Giants Castle we begin our walk to the main caves with your certified guide
  • An interpretation of the paintings and a history of the San people will be delivered by your guide
  • Lunch in the Drakensberg
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry fees
  • Lunch

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

Shakaland is a living monument to Zulu culture and has been named ‘the greatest Zulu experience in Africa’.

Visitors from all over the globe come to Shakaland to experience the lifestyle, rich culture and social system of the Zulu nation.

Tales of ancient lore and legend will hold your interest, while you visually experience the traditional activities of basket weaving, beer making and pottery.

Drums herald the start of a spectacular dance show, which will keep you spellbound. The dancers will then sing you down to the ‘Shisa Nyama’ restaurant to feast on traditional foods.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 8.30am or 14.00pm
  • Travel along the eastern seaboard to Shakaland
  • Cultural Tour of Shakaland
  • Zulu Dance Show
  • Enjoy a traditional Zulu lunch or dinner
  • Return home.

Please Note: This tour has two options

Option 1: Shakaland by day (8:30 am – 4:30pm)

Option 2: Shakaland by night (13:30pm – 21:30pm)

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry fees
  • Lunch (or dinner)

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

The purpose of the Cheetah Experience is to facilitate environmental education and conservation of Cheetahs, Servals, the African Wildcat and Caracals.

The project began in 1994 when three cheetahs were delivered to a lady named Ida Nel for care. Soon after, an injured Serval was brought to her Centre and the rest is history. People became aware that orphaned or injured cat species could be brought to the Wildlife Centre for love and care.

Working closely with KZN Parks Board Wildlife services the Centre is assisted in releasing off-spring back into the wild. These cats are currently listed as endangered by the IUCN and we have the opportunity to meet the ambassadors of their species!

Our journey continues to the town of St Lucia where we board boats on the St Lucia Estuary – the largest estuarine system on the African continent with the largest concentration of hippo in South Africa!

The estuary is part and parcel of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park –  a World Heritage Site – and is ‘one of the most abundant, naturally-endowed and beautiful pieces of real estate on earth’.

Over 50 % of all water birds in Kwa Zulu Natal feed, roost and nest in this estuary; it is home to more than 2180 species of flowering plants; and many species of antelope are found here.

Tour Description

  • Collected at 7 30 am
  • Cheetah and Wildcat Experience
  • Lunch in St Lucia
  • 2 hour hippo/ croc boat cruise on the St Lucia Estuary
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Personal Wildcat Tour
  • Boat Cruise
  • Lunch

Excludes:

  • Alcohol & Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

This is a story that begins on the morning of the 22nd of January 1879 when a force of over 20 000 Zulus attacked a portion of the main British invasion force in Isandlwana.

Armed predominantly with assegais and cow hide shields against an army equipped with modern rifles, the Zulus courage, discipline and endurance lead to their victory.

Later that day, in a battle that lasted nearly 12 hours the British Army conquered the Zulu force at Rorkes Drift.

As we stand on these sites we are transported back in time to the series of bloody battles that resulted in the crushing of the proud Zulu Nation – thus ending a period of regional military might spanning sixty years.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 6am
  • Morning tour of Isandlwana Battle site
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tour of Rorke’s Drift Battle site
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry fees
  • Lunch

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

The Valley of a Thousand Hills is considered one of the most beautiful and tranquil spots in Kwa Zulu Natal with its dramatic landscape and expansive views.

Named after the numerous hills, cliffs and valleys that run from the distant Drakensberg mountains to the Indian Ocean this area is home to the Zulu people who continue to practice their age-old traditions.

We travel along the picturesque Botha’s Hill, which forms part of the world-famous Comrades Marathon route.

The Safari Park we visit offers beautiful views of the Valley, takes you on a colourful tour of Zulu culture, and will teach you interesting facts about crocodiles as you wander through their park.

For the more adventurous you can also have a hands-on experience with Cleo the Burmese python who weighs 42 kilograms!

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 9am or 14.00pm
  • Arrive at Valley of a Thousand Hills for an introduction to Zulu culture and Zulu dancing
  • You will be taken into the traditional bee hive shaped thatch huts where the artefacts, beliefs and rituals are explained
  • Visit the Crocodile and Snake Park
  • Return home

Please Note: This tour has two options

Option 1: 9am-13:00pm

Option 2: 14:00pm – 17:00pm

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Zulu Cultural experience Fees
  • Crocodile & Snake Park Fees

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

The Midlands Meander is a magical mix of nature, arts, crafts, charming cafes and historical sites. It is these ingredients that attract visitors from all over the world.

It all began in 1985 when several weavers and potters came together to create an arts & crafts route that would showcase their work and attract visitors. Today, one can travel the Midlands Meander and witness craftsmen at work whilst surrounded by breathtaking views.

Made up of farmlands, indigenous forests, quaint villages and waterfalls this is a place that offers peace and sanctuary whilst allowing you to discover its secret treasures and gems. One of these gems is the unique sculpture by Marco Cianfanelli – a portrait of Nelson Mandela made up of 50 steel column constructions to commemorate the very place that Mandela was captured before being exiled to Robben Island. Other treasures include Howick Falls, cheese and chocolate tasting, the renowned Ardmore Ceramics, Piggly Wiggly and charming antique stores sprinkled along the way.

 

 

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 9am
  • Travel to the Midlands Meander
  • Howick Falls & Nelson Mandela Capture Site
  • Lunch
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Return home

 

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch

 

Excludes:

  • Alcohol & Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

There are very few settings as beautiful as the Champagne Valley to witness the world-famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir.  The Champagne Valley is situated in the central Drakensberg region (World Heritage Site) and boasts magnificent mountain views and exquisite scenery. This is a very special tour that is a must for those with a passion for the arts.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 9am
  • On arrival we visit Carpet Weaving outlets and spend time at Thokozisa for an Arts and Craft experience
  • Lunch is enjoyed at one of the many restaurants in the Champagne Valley
  • After lunch we attend the concert by the internationally acclaimed Drakensberg Boys Choir
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drakensberg Boys Choir
  • Lunch

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverage
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

 (This tour is only available on Wednesdays)

The Mkomazi River, meaning “the river of chiefs” in the Zulu language, is the largest river on the South Coast. It is often used for sporting events such as raft races and canoeing with its Grade 3 rapids, which step-up to Grade 4 if there has been sufficient rain.

This a very scenic part of Kwa Zulu Natal and along the quieter parts of the river there is the opportunity to take in the astonishing views. Rafting is in an inflatable 2-man canoe and can prove to be more adventurous & fun than ever imagined! The challenge is not only negotiating the twist and turns, but also mastering the rapids.

Be prepared for a bit of work-out as you will be paddling your own boats!

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 7am
  • Arrive at Highover in time for safety briefing, paddling demo & get kitted up
  • 14km white water river rafting experience (Zip-lining & rock jumping along the way)
  • Lunch
  • Return home

Included:

  • Transfer to the Mkomazi River
  • All equipment hire (Helmets, paddles, crocs)
  • River rafting experience
  • Liquid refreshments & snacks on the river
  • River guide fees
  • Lunch

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

South Africa is one of the few countries in the world where you can dive in the open water with Great White Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Zambezi Sharks to name but a few!

Shark Cage Diving KZN have great respect for the natural underwater world and take a holistic approach to Shark Cage Diving without disrupting their natural habitat.

The role of the “apex” or top predator in an ecosystem cannot be underestimated. The depletion or removal of sharks is likely to destabilise marine ecosystems and effect prey species in ways that cannot be predicted. Many marine experts believe that sharks are vital in maintaining marine biodiversity and concern has been raised that some species may become extinct before their ecological role is fully understood.

Sharks are typically slow growing creatures with low reproductive capacities. This means that high levels of unnatural mortalities can push shark populations to the brink of collapse and ultimately extinction.

One of the best ways to combat ignorance and fear of the unknown is by education. Shark Cage Diving KZN educates people so that they are more informed and hopefully lose their fear of these incredible animals. Dive with them, experience them and increase your knowledge so that you in turn can educate and teach others about sharks.

 

Tour Description:

  • Please note collection times are determined by the ocean and when the dive is possible
  • Shark Cage Dive Experience (refreshments on board)
  • Breakfast
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Shark Cage Dive Experience
  • Late breakfast

 

Excludes:

  • Alcohol & Non-alcoholic beverage
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

 

What To Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume

 

Please note: This experience is available to anyone from 8 years of age up.