Sani Pass 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. The pass is the third highest jeep track in the world after Tibet & Chile & remains a challenging 4 x 4 drive starting at 1544 meters and rising 1332 vertical meters into Lesotho.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 6am by your certified guide
  • Light Breakfast snack provided
  • On arrival 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
  • Porterage
  • 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 is part and parcel of the Drakensberg World Heritage Site and is the traditional home of the amaHlubi, a tribe with a fascinating history.  Apart from the magnificent views and mountainous backdrops, a highlight of Giants Castle is the incredible Bushmen rock art at the main caves that provides insight into the world of the San people, their culture and way of life. The cave is one of the biggest and best preserved painting sites in southern Africa. The walk to the main caves is not strenuous and takes approximately 45 minutes to get there.

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 will be delivered by your guide and a history of the San people
  • Lunch enjoyed at Giants Castle or along the Midlands Meander
  • We make our journey home through the Midlands Meander
  • Return home

Includes:

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

Excludes:

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

The Anglo Boer war of 1899 has gone down in the annals of British Military history as a David and Goliath struggle in which the, out- numbered and out- gunned Boers initially inflicted bloody defeats on the mighty British Empire. This is an epic tale that is unfolded as we stand on the battlefields of Spioenkop. We also visit some of memorial sites including a visit to the site of Churchill’s capture by the Boers during the Armoured Train incident. 

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 8am
  • Arrive and enjoy a full day tour of Spioenkop
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Return home

Includes:

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

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Porterage
  • 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. We visit a Safari Park and have a unique cultural experience that provides insight into the Zulu culture, their ways and traditions. We visit the Snake and crocodile park.

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
  • Zulu dancing to follow
  • 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
  • Porterage
  • 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 northern Zululand, Hluhluwe is a rich landscape of misty forests, grass covered hills and dense thickets, which sustain 84 mammal species. The reserve was established on 30  April 1895 and is the oldest reserve in Africa. This area is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life. Most of the big game species including lion, elephant, white and black rhinoceros, buffalo, leopard and giraffe are found in the reserve.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 6am
  • Light Breakfast snack provided
  • Picnic Lunch in the Bush (weather dependant) Centenary or Hilltop Camp
  • Spend the day game viewing with your wildlife guide
  • After lunch continue searching for Game
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light breakfast
  • Entry fees
  • Picnic lunch or lunch at Centenary or Hilltop Camp

Excludes:

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

Mahatma Gandhi arrived in Natal in 1893 as a young lawyer. Gandhi had his first taste of racial discrimination shortly after his arrival in South Africa, when he was thrown off a train at Pietermaritzburg station after he refused to move to a third-class carriage. During the South African War the role of South African Indians was confined to stretcher bearing, a duty Gandhi himself undertook after the Battle of Spioenkop. Often controversial and unpopular amongst his rivals, Gandhi was nonetheless seen as a leader who was well respected. Towns in KwaZulu-Natal which have a Gandhi interest include Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Ladysmith, Dundee, Glencoe and Newcastle.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 9am
  • Travel to the Phoenix Settlement, where one of the major leaders of the twentieth century Mahatma Gandhi led his passive resistance movement
  • Visit the Inanda Seminary, one of the oldest African private schools for girls, established in 1869
  • Visit Gandhi’s home which was re-built and re-dedicated as a monument to peace and justice. It had been destroyed in the anti-apartheid turbulence of the 1980’s
  • Enjoy lunch in the area
  • Depart for Pietermaritzburg
  • Visit the statue of Ghandi which was erected on the site where he was arrested for riding in a whites’ only train carriage
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch

Excludes:

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

Elliot is a respected iSangoma and herbalist who will explain the healing properties of the many herbs, plants and trees he uses –which, were utilized by his ancestors for hundreds of years.  This is not a cultural village.   This is an authentic Zulu homestead with the locals going about their daily lives. This tour provides an opportunity of interacting with a Zulu iSangoma and iziNyanga (herbalist) on the ethnic, medicinal application of plants, herbs and trees. After our visit we depart for the Midlands Meander, a beautiful area famous for its many arts and crafts, leisure, activities and restaurant stops.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 8am
  • Travel to the southern Drakensberg to meet Dr Elliot Ndlovu
  • Have a guided tour through his ‘muti’ medicinal garden whilst he discusses the Zulu culture, tradition and values
  • Depart for the Midlands Meander
  • Lunch on the Meander
  • Visit Mandela Monument & Howick Falls
  • Visit the arts and crafts
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities
  • Private consultation fee Elliott
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

The ideal way of getting to know ‘Surf City’! Durban is the largest city in the Kwa Zulu Natal province and is renowned for being the busiest port in South Africa.

Tour Description:

  • Collected from accommodation
  • Visit the Botanic Gardens
  • Harbour
  • ‘Golden Mile’ (Durban’s beachfront)
  • The City Centre
  • Oriental Indian Market
  • & other interesting places
  • Harbour Cruise (optional extra)

Includes:

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

Excludes:

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

St Lucia Lake and estuary system was founded nearly 60 to 100 million years ago during the cretaceous period when the Indian Ocean began to recede from what is today the sandy coastal plain of Kwa Zulu Natal. The estuary has recently been declared a World Heritage Site. The lush vegetation of grassland, patches of forest mangroves and ferns and the permanent supply of water provides a home to a great variety of antelope as well as approximately 1000 crocodiles and 700 hippos. Fish life is also prodigious and includes kob, grunter, mullet and mud bream. The bird life is prolific and a number of bird species including pelicans, flamingos, cormorants, fish eagles and herons can be spotted.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 8am
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Zululand to St Lucia
  • Explore the town with its quaint shops and attractions
  • Lunch in the village of St Lucia
  • Boat Cruise to view hippos, crocodiles and birdlife
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat cruise
  • Lunch

Excludes:

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

We visit both battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War.  In January 1879, five British Columns crossed out of the British Colony of Natal into the Kingdom of the Zulu nation under King Cetshwayo, direct descendent of King Shaka Zulu. What followed was a series of bloody, tumultuous battles that initially threw the British forces into disarray before ultimately resulting in the crushing of the proud Zulu nation, thus ending a period of regional military might spanning sixty years.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 6am
  • Light breakfast snack provided
  • The journey takes us via Eshowe, Melmoth and Babanango (the terrain covered encompasses some of the most scenic and dramatic countryside in South Africa)
  • Arrive at Isandlwana where we recall the brutal events that took place on the 22nd of January, 1879 with a vivid account delivered by your guide
  • Depart for Rorkes Drift
  • 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
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature

The Northern and Central Drakensberg area has some of the most beautiful scenery that can be imagined. The area falls into four valleys, beginning with the Champagne Valley in the Central Berg, through the Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley, then the Royal Natal National Park and Amphitheatre Valley, and finally the Middledale Pass Valley in the Northern Berg. Each of the four valleys has its own kind of beauty and character; all have magnificent mountain views. In this picturesque setting we enjoy horse riding and quad biking.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 07h00am by your certified guide
  • On arrival we mount our Basutho ponies and depart on a 2 hours ride into the Drakensberg Mountains
  • On our return we have lunch at one of the nearby restaurants
  • Afternoon we enjoy 1 hour of adrenalin boosting quad biking ride through this magnificent area
  • Return home

Includes:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Horse Riding & Quad Biking
  • Lunch

Excludes:

  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Porterage
  • 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 boasts Grade 3 rapids, which step-up to Grade 4 if there’s been sufficient rain. The section from Hella Hella to Number 8 is regarded as the biggest traversable Whitewater south of the Zambezi. Rafting in an inflatable 2 man canoe, 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, whilst enjoying the astonishing views along the quieter sections of the river. 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
  • Get on the river by 10am in inflatable self-paddling 2-man Crocs
  • Start the trip downstream back towards Highover where you will encounter no less than 10 class 2 & 3 rapids
  • You will also be given the opportunity to do some Zip-lining & rock jumping during the trip (at Highover)
  • After our snack break, we will then continue on for another 3 kms encountering the notorious No.1 rapid
  • After No.1 rapid we will end the half-day trip, giving you approx. 3 hours on the river & covering about 9 kms
  • Once completed, you will get driven back to Highover
  • Grab a warm shower
  • Lunch
  • Return home

Included:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All equipment hire (Helmets, paddles, crocs)
  • Liquid refreshments & snacks on the river
  • River guide fees
  • Lunch

Excludes:

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

A visit to one of the many surrounding townships in Kwa Zulu Natal is a cultural experience not to be missed. Apart from the energy, life and soul that vibrate out of its’ hub, these places are also steeped in history where some of the greatest thinkers of the nation once resided.  This is a chance to have a taste of the real Africa; to meet the friendly, local community members and view life from a different perspective.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 9am
  • Guided tour through a local township
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Return home

Includes:

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

Excludes:

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

The coastal waters off the South Coast provide a great opportunity for marine adventures. Dolphins are common residents off the South Coast, with pods of 30-50 dolphins patrolling up and down just beyond the breakers (seasonal). The trip also takes us to Oribi Gorge; a canyon in southern Kwa Zulu Natal considered one of the most spectacular natural settings.

Tour Description:

  • Collected at 6am (weather dependent)
  • Light breakfast snack provided
  • We board our boat and watch the dolphins as close as 50metres (1-2 hours)
  • After the boat trip we head further down the South Coast and inland to the Oribi Gorge, one of KZN’S most dramatic sights
  • Lunch at Oribi Gorge
  • Opportunity to do the Wild Swing or Zip lining (Own account)
  • Return home

Included:

  • Certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trip
  • Lunch

Excludes:

  • Wild Swing/ Zip lining
  • Alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities
  • Any items bought of a personal nature